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Obituary: Coach Ron Finley, 76

He was a highly respected man, both on and off the football field. Visitations will be in both Russell Springs, KY, and at Ransdell Chapel, Campbellsville University, where Dr. Ted Taylor, pastor of Columbia Baptist Church, will be the officiating clergy.

A legendary figure in Kentucky sports, former Russell County High School, Henderson Co. High School and Campbellsville University football coach Ron Finley, 76, Jamestown, KY, died Monday, October 5, 2009, atin Greensburg, KY.

Visitation in Russell Co., KY, is from 5:01pm to 8:01pmCT, Wednesday, October 7, 2009, at First Baptist Church, 92 E Highway 80, Russell Springs, KY, on East KY 80.

Visitation in Taylor Co., KY, is from 9:01am to 11amET, Thursday, October 8, 2009, at Ransdell Chapel, 401 N. Hoskins AV, on the Campbellsville University Campus with the funeral at 11:01amCT at Ransdell Chapel, with Rev. Ted Taylor, pastor of the Columbia Baptist Church, the officiating clergy.

Burial will be in Campbellsville Memorial Gardens, 3878 Greensburg Rd Greensburg RD, Campbellsville, KY.

Pallbearers were Eric Graves, Lynn taylor, Donnie Morrison, Sam Wickliff, Scott Mooney, David Pierce, and Rick Wilson. Honorary Pallbearers were all Campbellsville Unversity, and Russel County High School football players, managers, and coaches.

Coach Ron Finley, 76, Jamestown, KY (June 27, 1933 - October 5, 2009)

Ron Finley was born the son of Noah and Ruth Jolly Finley on June 27, 1933, in Louisville, KY. He died Monday, October 5, 2009, at Jane Todd Crawford Hospital in Greensburg, KY at the age of 76 years, 3 months, and 8 days.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, James and Harold Finley.
  • Five daughters: Rebecca Thomas, Bowling Green, KY; Ruth Crone, Sacremento, CA; Seronic Hudson, Campbellsville, KY; Ronda Harmon, Danville, KY, and Samantha Brock, Campbellsville, KY

  • One son: David Gleisner, Bridgewater, VA

  • Fifteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren
  • He is also survived by the family pet, Tiger.

    In lieu of flowers, donations are asked to be made to the Ron Finley Endowed Scholarship Fund at Campbellsville University.

    H.E. Pruitt Memory Chapel, 202 North Main ST, Jamestown, KY, is in charge of arrangements.

    This obituary was made possible through the support of Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, established in 1926, located one block off the Square at 200 Campbellsville Street in Columbia. To reach David and Cathy Martin, phone 270-384-2149, or E-mail: Large enough to serve comfortably; Small enough to serve personally.


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