In Loving

William  Gerald Finley

July 15, 1947-June 1, 2022

William Gerald Finley, 74, of Ashland passed away on June 1, 2022 at Henrico Doctors Hospital Forest.

He was preceded in death by his mother Lena Sarver, brother Richard Finley, and sister Liz George.

Gerald is survived by his wife, Peggy; daughters Jill Munson (Tim) and Joy Bradford (Sergio); three grandchildren: Nathan and Brian Munson, and Adelina Bradford. 

He was born July 15, 1947 in Bland, Virginia.  Gerald started work at C&P Telephone Company in 1965 and enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1966.  Gerald and Peggy were married on July 3, 1967 in Biloxi, Mississippi.  He went on to serve as a Radar Navigation Systems Repairman in Vietnam before honorable discharge in 1970.

Gerald worked as a telephone technician for over 40 years.  He officially retired in 2002 from Avaya, but continued to work for several years as a contractor. 

He was a devoted husband and father who always put his wife, his two daughters, and three grandchildren first.  His interests included reading, playing cards with his friends, and working in the yard. He especially enjoyed cutting trees into firewood for people in the community.

A Celebration of Life will be held on June 10 at 11:00 at Winn’s Baptist Church in Glen Allen, VA. A reception will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Winn’s Baptist Church. 

Celebration of Life


Winn’s Baptist Church


Fri, June 10, 2022


11:00 AM

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  1. The Kelly Family June 4, 2022 at 5:54 am - Reply

    I did not have the pleasure of meeting him in person, but see the glorious impact because of his amazing family. Our condolences, May memories fill you with peace.

  2. The Finley Family June 4, 2022 at 7:45 am - Reply

    Our deepest condolences to you all.
    Prayers Sent to guide you all through
    this heartbreaking loss
    Sending all our love
    Tee Pam & Betty

  3. Barbara Melton June 4, 2022 at 11:09 am - Reply

    Peggy praying for you and your family, Gerald was a wonderful person and I will miss those Sunday Hugs. Sending Love,

  4. Nancy Anderson June 5, 2022 at 3:18 pm - Reply

    Peggy, so sorry for your loss – I know you miss him. God bless you and family.

  5. The Finley Family June 5, 2022 at 9:03 pm - Reply

    Sending you love, strength, and prayer during this difficult time of loss.
    May you find peace and comfort as you grieve. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalms 34:18
    With deepest sympathy,
    Jerry, Chrsitina, and Alyssa

  6. Russ and Vi White June 6, 2022 at 10:17 am - Reply

    The world has lost a wonderful man. Peggy, we are praying now for you and the family to be healed with the knowledge that Gerald is with Jesus! Pain-free, healthy, praising God, talking with Jesus, helping others, and waiting for you to join him one day. God bless you all.

  7. Nelson & Brenda Martin June 7, 2022 at 6:15 am - Reply

    Peggy, Jill, Joy and family,
    I have known Gerald for over 50 years. He was a quiet, loving and caring man, who obviously showed how much he loved his wife, children, grandchildren and family. He was a man of few, but very powerful & encouraging words. Nelson and I love him and will miss him greatly. Love & hugs always.
    Nelson & Brenda

  8. A June 19, 2022 at 7:35 am - Reply

    We are late finding this out -please accept out sincerest condolences.
    Peggy and girls , we loved your Dad and NEVER will forget his WIT and his friendship.
    We ALWAYS looked forward to seeing him and getting his “take” on world events !
    Man- did he LOVE his family!
    Though we are separated by great distance, please know we LOVE you and that there will be GRAND REUNION-FARTHER ALONG

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