Virgil D. Finkley, 82, of Lyon passed away Sunday, April 18, 2021 at his home. He retired from the Coahoma County Road Department after eighteen years as a road grader operator. He was an avid fisherman. He was a member of Riverside Baptist Church. He met Marcella Dwyer in Chicago, Ill. and they were married, April 28, 1962.
He is survived by his wife, Marcella "Marcy" Dwyer Finkley; son James Douglas Finkley (Johnnie Stevenson Finkley) of Lyon; brothers Christopher Finkley (Greg) of Berwyn, Ill., Allen Finkley of Batesville; grandchildren Amanda Finkley of Clarksdale, Katelyn Finkley of Memphis, Tenn.
He was preceded in death by his parents Ivy Nora Amerson and Jesse Sardis Finkley; his brother Thearon Ray Finkley; sons William Curtis Finkley, John Allen Finkley and Donald William Finkley.
A memorial service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, May 15, 2021 at Riverside Baptist Church. Meredith Nowell Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.