Gordon “Gordy” Ray Fincham, 83, passed away peacefully, surrounded by loved ones, on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022, at his home on Gwynn’s Island. Gordy was born on April 22, 1939 in Webster Springs, West Virginia, to the late Robert Willis Fincham and Talya Kelley Fincham. He was one of seven children.
He served in the United States Army as an M.P. for three years. He retired in 2014 from Star Fields, formerly known as D&P Flag Factory in Cobbs Creek, Virginia. Gordy had a love for fishing from a young age and it continued through his adult life. He loved the water and his boat and had numerous fishing friends. His favorite catch was speckled trout and his friends nicknamed him Mr. 750 after the 750 fishing lure. He loved trains, and being with family and friends. He always made everyone feel loved and had the best hugs.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father; his brothers, Bob Fincham, Eddie Fincham; sisters, Helen Bosley, Donna Gibson, Brenda Richmond; son, Stephen Forrest; grandson, Jeremy Forrest.
Gordy is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Barbara Fincham of Gwynn; two sons, Gordon Jr./Jaclyn Fincham of Autryville, N.C., Tim Forrest of Port Haywood, Va.; two daughters, Robin/Paul Hartman of Williamsburg, Va., Lynne/Rodney Martin of Woodford, Va.; son-in-law/friend Dale Vencill of King William; sister, Marcia/James Meadows of Nettie, West Virginia; sister-in-law, Sandra/Roy Williams of Cobbs Creek, and his loving dog, “Sadie.” He is survived by 13 grandchildren, Chris/Meghan Trinkle, Paul/Samantha Fincham, Rachel/Miguel Ciceraro, Richard/Kelly Fincham, Abby and Isabel Fincham, Josh/Kayla Vencill, Laura/Cordell Hood, Adam, Hannah, Miah, Jonah and Luke Wilder. He is also survived by 18 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family received friends on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2022, from 1-3 p.m. at Faulkner Funeral Homes, Foster-Faulkner Chapel, Mathews, Virginia. A graveside service followed at Gwynn’s Island Cemetery.