James Marvin Finch, born on March 12, 1950, in Robertson County, Tennessee, to the late Mr.
Willie Lee Finch and Georgia Helen Finch, departed from this world on Christmas Day. This union
brought forth nine children, with five preceding him in death. As the youngest son in a God-
fearing family of nine siblings, he was also a believer in Christ. He attended Robertson County
Schools before enlisting in the United States Army, retiring after twenty-two years of service.
Rather than resting on his laurels, James retired again from the Nashville Metropolitan
James, affectionately known as Jimmy, entered holy matrimony with the late Billie Finch, and
together they had one child. He is survived by his daughter, JaJuan (Javarr) Requena, and three
loving grandchildren: Aciauntaea (Lloyd) Jones, Kamryn Finch, and Jordyn Requena. Additionally,
he leaves behind one great-grandson, Hezekiah Jones, all of Portland, Oregon.
Among his surviving family members are his brother, Bob Finch, residing in Sacramento,
California, and three sisters: Mattie Shannon of Clarksville, Tennessee; Edna (John) Benton of
Springfield, Tennessee, and Essie Sue Hill of Springfield, Tennessee. James is also remembered
fondly by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends, including one devoted friend, Freddie
James had remarkable wit and a way with words; his impact extended far beyond his immediate
family. His legendary sayings, like “Don’t go away mad, just go away” or "You must have thought
it because I didn’t tell you. Ask him where he was going or where he had been, and his response
would be,” I am a young man, single and free.” All his sayings were a testament to his unique
humor and his candid yet endearing personality. His ability to weave humor into wisdom left an
indelible mark on everyone fortunate enough to know him.
James was a man of impeccable order, able to do anything he put his mind to. His meticulous
nature extended from the precision in his work to the care he put into every aspect of his life.
James was more than a soldier, brother, dad, granddad, uncle, cousin, or friend. He was a
guiding force, expecting the best from those he loved while offering unwavering support and a
wealth of wisdom.
In his passing, James leaves a void that cannot be filled, much like the loss of a fellow soldier on
the battlefield. Yet, his legacy of love, laughter, and invaluable life lessons will continue to
resonate. Rest in Peace; your spirit lives on in the lives you have touched and the memories you
have created. Continue to March, Soldier.