Ralph Allen Finneyof Little Rock, AR, 1932 - 2019
Ralph Allen Finney, 87, of Little Rock concluded a life of faith and love on June 15, 2019. Ralph was born February 21, 1932 in Warren, Arkansas to Bess and Paul Finney. He moved with his family to Little Rock when he was 16.
Ralph attended UALR where he was a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. He was employed by AFCO Steel for 40 years and finished the last six years of his career at AFCO Metals (Ryerson Steel). He was active many years in the Little Rock Founders Lions Club where he served as Vice President. He was an ordained Elder and a Deacon at Westover Hills Presbyterian Church.
Ralph was an avid tennis player. He played on numerous USTA teams through the years that went to many regional and sectional tournaments. He played on three teams that went to Nationals, the third being the team that won the Senior National Championship in 1999.
He and his wife, Angela loved to travel. Their favorite places being Hawaii and New England. Most of all he was a man devoted to his family. They were first and foremost in his life. He participated in all activities of his children and grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Thomas G. Finney and a beloved grandson, Matthew Baehr. He is survived by Angela, his wife of 67 years and the love of his life. He is also survived by children, Paula Clark, Laurie Baehr and Allen Finney (Kristie); grandchildren, Chris Baehr (Lucy), Alex Clark, Trey Finney, Ashley Finney; and great- grandchildren, Cole and Harper Baehr.
Memorial Service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at Westover Hills Presbyterian Church, 6400 Kavanaugh. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Westover Hills Presbyterian Building Fund or St. Jude's Children's Hospital, (Tribute Program), P.O. Box 1000, Dept 42, Memphis, Tenn. 38105. Arrangements are under the direction of Ruebel Funeral Home, www.ruebelfuneralhome.com.
Published June 19, 2019
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6313 West Markham Street, Little Rock, AR