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George Finnell, 78 - February 13, 2017

George W. Finnell, 78, of Brady passed away Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, at Great Plains Health in North Platte.
Memorial services took place at the Brady Public School, 112 E. Popleton St., on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 10 a.m. with the Revs. Neil Kloppenborg and Janie Freeman officiating. Interment was at Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell.
Finnell was born Dec. 15, 1938, at Indianola, son of George Wesley and Inez (Hall) Finnell. He grew up in the Northport and Bridgeport area, and graduated from high school in 1957.
He joined the United States Navy where he served for four years.
On March 1, 1964, he married Marlene Colerick at Bridgeport. To this union, three children were born.
Finnell was employed and spent years as a USDA meat inspector and processed deer.
He was active in his community, helping his neighbors and lending a hand where needed, said family members, and he especially enjoyed family time.
Finnell was a Red Cross blood donor and a member of the Masons and the Shriners. He was also an active member of the Brady UMC and served on the church board as a trustee.
?He supported children in his community by being a bus driver and attending ball games.
?Finnell was preceded in death by: his parents, George and Inez; his in-laws; two sisters—Margaret and Frances; nieces and nephews.
Survivors include: his wife, Marlene Finnell of Brady; two sons—Troy (Marci) Finnell of Wright, WY, and Todd (Denise) Finnell of Brady; his daughter, Amy Finnell of Farnam; 10 grandchildren—Rich, Cassie, Shawn, Les, Steph, Kendra, Colt, Wylee, Cole and Ian; two great-grandchildren; faithful companion, Maggie; numerous extended family members.
Memorials are suggested to the Brady United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 96, Brady, NE 69123, and the Callahan Oncology Center, P.O. Box 1167, North Platte, NE 69103.