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Charley Finley Jr.


Lewis & Gillum Funeral Homes

202 Maple Ave., Oak Hill, Ohio 45656

(p) 740-682-6696

Charley Finley Jr., age 67, of Mount Sterling, Ohio passed away Tuesday, January 3, 2023, at OSU in Columbus. He was born in Woodbury, Tennessee on January 8, 1955 to Jean (Maggart) Lyons and the late Charley Finley Sr.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Cheryl (Phillips) Finley, of Mount Sterling, Ohio; daughter, Brooke (Justin) Garner, of Alabama; brother, Sammy Finley, of Atlanta, Georgia; granddaughters, Lacey Welch and Juree Garner.

He is preceded in death by his father, Charley Finley Sr.; brother, Larry Finley.

Charley grew up in Woodbury, Tennessee. He met his wife Cheryl in Lafayette Indiana and together they settled down in Columbus, Ohio. He owned and operated Charley’s Garage in Mount Sterling. He was a friend to everybody and never met a stranger. He seemed to take care of every stray and hurt cat in Mount Sterling. He saved countless lives of many animals.

A public graveside will be held Friday, January 6, 2023, at 1:30 at Bethel Cemetery in Oak Hill with Pastor Stan Howard officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Lewis & Gillum Funeral Home of Oak Hill. Online condolences may be sent to


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