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Melvin Finley

January 23, 1942 ~ February 3, 2024 (age 82) 82 Years Old
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Melvin Finley - age 82 of Lawson, MO passed away Saturday afternoon, February 3, 2024, at Liberty Hospital in Liberty, Missouri. Melvin was born on January 23, 1942, the son of Wallace E. and Elizabeth  (Thomas) Finley in Glasgow, MO. He grew up in Marshall and graduated from high school there. Melvin worked for Ford Motor Company for over 32 years. He was ornery, enjoyed mowing and building cabinets. Melvin also built race car engines and worked in the pit crew for Gary Ainsworth "Crash" Racing.  He also liked fishing, the outdoors and animals.  

Melvin was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Junior Finley, Bob Finley, and Ray Finley. He is survived by his children, Rick Finley (Dee) of Amsterdam, MO and Angela McElroy (Casey) of Lawson, MO; four grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; sister, Jeanette Willard of Gladstone, MO; several nieces, nephews and other extended family members also survive.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Presley Minnick at Presleys Cancer Journey in care of the funeral home. No services are planned. Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of Stith Funeral Home in Polo (660) 354-2214. Online guestbook at 

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