Obituary for Feb. 13, 2013

Feb. 13, 2013 @ 05:01 AM

Finley Reichard Jr.

Finley A. Reichard Jr., 90, of Morganton died Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at the Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville. Born in Caldwell County on Sept. 28, 1922, he was the son of the late Finley Augusta Reichard and Nancy Emma Braswell Reichard. Finley was a faithful member of Southside Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII and was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans.

He is survived by sons Donald Reichard and  wife, Gail, and Thomas Reichard and wife, Jamie, all of Newton; a daughter, Phyllis Hildebrandt and husband, Geno, of Austin, Texas; grandchildren Jason Reichard, Jessica Reichard, Jennifer Reichard, Katy Hildebrandt and David Hildebrandt; great-grandchildren Samantha Reichard, Meagan Lambert and Ethan Reichard; and sisters Mozelle Kincaid of Morganton and Betty Lambert of Madisonville, Tenn.

In addition to his parents, Finley was preceded in death by his wife, Jayne Seagle Reichard; brothers, Virgil and Troy Reichard; and sisters, Mae R. Summers, Pearl R. Mace and Gertrude Snipes.

The funeral will be held at 4 p.m., Friday, Feb. 15, in the Colonial Chapel of Sossoman Funeral Home with the Rev. Randy Clark officiating. Burial will follow in Burke Memorial Park with military honors provided by the N.C. National Guard and the Caldwell County Veterans Honor Guard. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 3-4 p.m. prior to the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Southside Baptist Church, P.O. Box 2306, Morganton, NC 28680.

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The family would like to give a special thanks to Roy and Hannah Ledford, the family of Ernest Smith, and Gene Featherbey.