October 2, 85,
Alton Lawrence Finch, 85, passed away on Friday, October 2, 2020 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center.
Alton was born in Wilson County on March 1, 1935 to the late John W. Finch and Myrtle Etheridge Finch. He was a truck driver for many years; however, his first and favorite occupation was a farmer. Many of his happiest times were spent atop his tractor on the family farm.
A trusted friend and neighbor, he worked from sun up to sun down, demonstrating a strong work ethic. Alton was known to grow the largest watermelons and was awarded many awards for his green thumb. He will also be remembered by many for planting and growing daffodils in Fremont for the Daffodil Festival as well as for cooking barbecue chickens for the church dinners at Aycock’s Primitive Baptist Church. Above all, he loved spending time with his family and friends. He will be missed.
Due to the current conditions with COVID, the family will gather for a private service to celebrate Alton’s life on Monday, October 5, 2020 in the chapel of Seymour Funeral Home.
Alton is survived by his wife of 67 years, Alice Daniels Finch; children, Warren Smith Finch and wife Fe, Teresa Finch Bolding, and Edwin Lawrence Finch and wife Nora; grandchildren, Paul Finch (Jennifer), Teresa Perera (Ian), Isa Woodall (Clay), Edwin Finch (Kelly), Rebecca Thomas (John), Robert Bolding (Angel), Jessica Bolding, Leah Finch, and Leslie Finch; and eleven great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Harold Finch and wife Carolyn of Fredericksburg, VA.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Atlas Finch, Howard Finch, John Finch, Warren Finch, and Raymond Finch and sister, Irene Daniels.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Alton’s memory to Aycock’s Primitive Baptist Church, 810 Reidtown Road, Fremont, NC 27830.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.seymourfuneralhome.com.