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Obituary – Lawrence “Buddy” Fleming Finklea


Lawrence “Buddy” Fleming Finklea

Bossier City, LA – A Memorial Service to celebrate the life of Lawrence “Buddy” Fleming Finklea, 91, will be held on Friday, February 2, 2018 at 2 p.m. at Barksdale Baptist Church, 1714 Jimmie Davis Hwy., Bossier City, LA. Pastor Calvin Hubbard and Pastor Jeff Webb will officiate. The family will receive guests from 1:30 p.m. until the service begins.

Buddy was born in Ringgold, LA on April 2, 1926. After serving his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II, he returned home and attended Centenary College. He had a lengthy career as a Chief Dispatcher for the City of Shreveport. Buddy was a long time member of Barksdale Baptist Church. One thing that brought Buddy great joy was talking about and serving his Lord Jesus Christ. Some of his hobbies included playing the guitar, singing in the church choir, and camping. He also loved apple pie with cheese.

Left to cherish Buddy’s memory are his wife of 51 years, Sylvia Finklea; his children, Eric Finklea (Kelly), Tammy Webb (Jeff), and Ashlie Beverage (Rob); his grandchildren, Joey, Jared, Jeremiah, Joshua, and Julia Webb, and Aidan and Bailey Finklea; and his brother, Bill Finklea.

Buddy was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

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