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Obituary: Foster Benjamin Finn, 88, Adair Co., KY

Mr. Finn was a member of prominent Northeast Adair Co. merchant family. He was a decorated U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a retired elecrician, a member of Bethany United Methodist Church, Louisville, KY.
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Foster Benjamin Finn Sr., 88, loving husband of Dorothy Davis Finn and loving father and grandfather, passed away Sunday, January 3, 2010. He was born in Bramlett, KY and grew up in the Kemp, KY community of Adair County, where he was a member of Picketts Chapel Methodist Church.

Funeral services will be 1pmET/12 noonCT, Thursday, January 7, 2010, at Bethany United Methodist Church, 6100 Mormon Road, Louisville, KY, with burial to follow in the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central, 2501 Dixie Highway, Radcliff, KY. Visitation will be 2-9pmET/1-8pmCT, Tuesday, January 5, 2009, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville St., Columbia, KY 42728 and 2-9pmET, Wednesday, January 6, 2010, at Owen Funeral Home, 5317 Dixie Highway, Louisville, KY.

He was the son of the late Simon and Gertie Finn. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army Air Corps after an active duty that began on February 8, 1943 and ended December 1, 1945. He proudly served during WWII and was awarded the European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon with four bronze service stars, a good conduct medal and a WWII victory medal.

He retired as an electrician from the Dept. of Engineering and Housing at Ft. Knox. He had also worked in the Army Medical Research Laboratory at Ft. Knox. He was a member of the Bethany United Methodist Church and Fairdale DAV-Chapter 6.

Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Isaac Austin Finn; and a sister, Jean Gordon.

He is survived by his wife, the former Dorothy Davis, and the following:
  • His loving children: Ben Finn (Jan) and Beverly Vincent (Gary)

  • Grandchildren: Seth Finn, Zack Finn and Bridgette Boyer, and her father, Lee Boyer

  • Brothers: Thomas Clifton Finn and David Finn

  • A sister: Margie Golden

  • And a host of other relatives and many friends from his church
Memorial contributions are suggested to either Bethany United Methodist Church, Louisville, KY or Picketts Chapel Methodist Church, Columbia, KY.

Online condolences at Owen Funeral Home.
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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Foster Benjamin Finn (d. Jan. 3, 2010)

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