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Dennis L. Finley

Dennis L. Finley

Sunday October 12th, 1947 - Saturday January 23rd, 2021
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Dennis L. Finley, 73, of Chattanooga, passed away on Saturday, January 23, 2021, in a local hospital. He was devoted to his church, Tabernacle Baptist, where he was an associate pastor and served on different committees. He was educated in the Chattanooga Public School System and attended Riverside High School. After completing high school, he joined the Air Force where he served until 1975 and then retired in 1999 from Broad River Correctional Institute in Columbia, SC, where he was a Lieutenant Chief Supervisor. He had a servant’s heart and loved sharing God’s word with everyone he encountered. He will always be remembered for a calm spirit, willingness to always help, and his belief in 2nd chances.

He leaves to cherish his memory to his six loving children; Sireta (Todd) Cameron, D.L Finley, Demetrich (Alicia) Finley, Tabitha (Stephon) Cornell, Aquila Finley, and Walter Finley; his siblings, Edward (Elizabeth) Cooper, Early L. Cooper Jr., and Betty Moseley; uncle, Rev. Grant Harris Jr., a devoted friend, Roderick T. Alston; 31 grandchildren; a host of other devoted family members and friends.

Public viewing will be held 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at the funeral home. A private family funeral service will be held with Reverend Grant Harris, Jr., officiating. Interment: Chattanooga National Cemetery.

The funeral service will be broadcast live beginning at 12:30 pm EST Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at www.johnpfranklinfuneralhomefacebook.com.
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Lee

Posted at 09:55am
With heartfelt condolences. A good friend, he will be missed, but will always live in our hearts.
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Rasheedah Renee Miriam James Jr and Ron

Posted at 09:24pm
We didn't have much time with you, but for the time we did share, you were a joy and delight. With sorrow and love, your family in the west miss you.
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Pam Carpenter

Posted at 10:07am
My condolences to the family. Minister Finley will be truly missed. I can hear him saying “To God Be the Glory” during church service. I’ll always remember that.

Sis. Pamela Carpenter
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Donna B Brown

Posted at 08:48pm
So many stories to share about my dear friend Dennis. Wo worked together at Broad River correctional institution. I will always feel his genuine smile in my heart. Although, we never spoke often over the years, he never missed calling me on my birthday. I always knew he and Alston would be in touch. My heart is very sad and I will always honor this special man.
Donna Brown, South Carolina
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