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Henry Taylor  Finch, Jr.

Henry Taylor Finch, Jr.
  • January 30, 1952 - August 17, 2017
  • Isle of Palms, South Carolina
  • In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to:
  • Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church
    1204 Middle Street
    Sullivans Island, SC 29482
  • Medical University of South Carolina
    College of Nursing
    99 Jonathan Lucas St.
    Charleston, SC 29425

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“I knew Henry J from working with him at computer records in the 60s and 70s. We played golf and rode motorcycles together. I was saddened to hear of...Read More »
1 of 42 | Posted by: Oscar Monts - Jupiter, FL

“Jan and I were sorry to hear about Henry J. I have wonderful memories working with all of the Finch's (including David S.) while building the...Read More »
2 of 42 | Posted by: David Jordan - Columbia, SC

“To the family of Henry Finch,I only came to know Henry during there last three months as I am one of his tenants. He struck as being a compassionate...Read More »
3 of 42 | Posted by: John L - Columbia, SC

“Ed and I grieve with Nancy, Frances and the entire Finch family over the sudden loss of Henry J. He was like a brother to Ed during the ten years he...Read More »
4 of 42 | Posted by: Ed and Becky Riggs - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“I was stunned to hear of Henry's passing,he was paying his condolences to my family just three months ago for my husband who passed after a long...Read More »
5 of 42 | Posted by: Elizabeth Bowick - James Island, SC

“Dear Nancy - I was so saddened to read of Henry's death. Please know that you and your family have been and will continue to be in my thoughts and...Read More »
6 of 42 | Posted by: Barb Edlund - Charleston, SC

“Nancy, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
7 of 42 | Posted by: Marilyn King - Charleston

“I'm so sorry in hearing about Henry's passing. He was just in my office the other day. He was a very good friend. ”
8 of 42 | Posted by: Joe Hawk - Columbia, SC - Friend

“I have so many fond memories of those early days working and living at Isle Of Palms Beach and Racquet Club with my mother, Shirley Dixon, and my...Read More »
9 of 42 | Posted by: Lynda Dixon - Greensboro, NC

“I Knew Henry for a short Time ,but He was a wonderful frind RIP WF SULLIVAN ”
10 of 42 | Posted by: WF Sullivan - Olympia, SC

“Always smiling a kind and loving man to all who knew him. Will be missed butnever forgotten. ”
11 of 42 | Posted by: Billy & Brenda Jenkins - Laurens, SC

“Nancy- my family will be keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers through this incredibly difficult time. My heart breaks for you and...Read More »
12 of 42 | Posted by: Cristina Rateb - Summerville, SC

“Our thoughts are with everyone who will miss this remarkable , exemplary man . ”
13 of 42 | Posted by: Kim and Donnie Pate - Chas, SC

“Nancy I was so sorry to read the notice about Henry. My thoughts are with you and your family during these difficult times.Deborah Heffley Brooks ”
14 of 42 | Posted by: A friend

“Nancy, I am so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers coming your way. Marilyn Schaffner ”
15 of 42 | Posted by: A friend

“Thoughts and prayers are with the Finch family in this difficult time. So many great memories with this wonderful family. ”
16 of 42 | Posted by: Stuart Hope Jr - Columbia, SC

“My thoughts and prayers are with you Nancy and your family.Henry will be missed. ”
17 of 42 | Posted by: MARTHA MOTLEY - BLYTHEWOOD, SC

“Thinking of all the great times during my years at Wild Dunes. Henry J will be missed by all who knew him. ”
18 of 42 | Posted by: Hewett Lovvorn - NC

“We light a candle today in loving memory of our KA Brother Henry T. Finch, Jr.May your light shine perpetual on us and we give thanks for the time we...Read More »
19 of 42 | Posted by: Bobby Byrd - Classmate

“Henry was a great guy and we will miss him. I will always remember when he was running the restaurant. one time ,we were little rowdy and he came...Read More »
20 of 42 | Posted by: A friend

“So sorry Nancy. What a loss.Mary Lee Lavelle ”
21 of 42 | Posted by: A friend

“My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family at this time.I have a lot of fond memories of time spent with Henry J.over the years.He will be...Read More »
22 of 42 | Posted by: Tommy Young - Isle of Palms, SC

“Nancy and all of the Finch family, I was surprised to hear of Henry's death. My brother-in-law, Tom Horton, lives in Mt. Pleasant and keeps me up to...Read More »
23 of 42 | Posted by: Patricia Burgin - Clarkesville, GA

“Nancy J, Justin, Liz, and dear cousins and cousins-in-law,From the bottom of our hearts, we extend our deepest sympathy for the sudden passing of...Read More »
24 of 42 | Posted by: Mike Finch Jr MD - Columbia, SC

“Dear Nancy and family, I am so saddened to hear of Henry's passing. I know you will hold dear the wonderful memories you share of the important times...Read More »
25 of 42 | Posted by: Lynne Nemeth - Charleston, SC

“My condolences to the Finch family. The Finch's were great friends to the Watson family, specifically my Aunt Sarah Watson. Keeping you all in my...Read More »
26 of 42 | Posted by: A friend

“Nancy & children, my thoughts & prayers are with your family. My 50 years of friendship with Henry enriched my life as Henry did make a big...Read More »
27 of 42 | Posted by: Stephen Hoffman - Scottsdale, AZ

“I was sorry to learn of Henry's passing. What a wonderful and interesting guy! ”
28 of 42 | Posted by: Sherry Martschink - Summerville, SC

“Henry was great friend of me for 25-30 years. I thought he was a very special person who always treated me very well and I am going to miss him a lot...Read More »
29 of 42 | Posted by: Leo aka Fishdaddy Yurevich - SC

“I was so sorry to hear of Henry's passing. We were high school friends; he was always so much fun and was so nice to me. My heart is breaking for his...Read More »
30 of 42 | Posted by: Nancy Aroneck - Atlanta, GA

“So sorry to hear of Henry J's passing. Prayers and good thoughts of the many wonderful memories you all have with a man that knew how to live life to...Read More »
31 of 42 | Posted by: Elise and Tommy Bean - St. Mary's, GA

“With the love of this family and the relationship of Jackie and I to Henry and Francis, our prayers are with you all, you all have been like family...Read More »
32 of 42 | Posted by: Jimmy and Jackie and the boys Wear - SC

“Nancy:I am so sorry for your loss. I'm sure it has rocked your world. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this this difficult...Read More »
33 of 42 | Posted by: A friend


34 of 42 | Posted by: Eddie Weekley - Mount Pleasant, SC

“Our hearts are grieving, and prayers are extended to everyone in the Finch family. Our sorrow and condolences are beyond words. It is never easy to...Read More »
35 of 42 | Posted by: Sallie Boggs - Columbia, SC

“I was 13 years old when Henry loaned me his Suzuki 90 motorcycle, which I promptly wrecked and spent two weeks in the hospital. The wreck bent the...Read More »
36 of 42 | Posted by: Billy ONeal - Beaufort, SC

“Nancy, I am so sorry for your loss! for you and your family ”
37 of 42 | Posted by: Lynda Jackson Denaro - SC

“Nancy - Thinking of all the love with which you spoke of your husband and sending you my love to you and your family. ”
38 of 42 | Posted by: Julie Hussey - Mount Pleasant, SC

“Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always. ”
39 of 42 | Posted by: sal amalfitano - oakland, ME

“Nancy, I was so sorry to learn about Henry J's untimely passing. He was such a kind person- I remember him well from the old days at the Beach and...Read More »
40 of 42 | Posted by: A friend

“I light this candle in the memory of Henry JMy prayers and thoughts are with you and your family in the loss of your loved one.May God be with each...Read More »
41 of 42 | Posted by: Annette Gable - Grapevine, TX

“Nancy, please know that my thoughts and prayers are very much with you and your family. ”
42 of 42 | Posted by: Susan Richards - Charleston, SC


Henry Taylor Finch, Jr., "Henry J", 65, of Isle of Palms, husband of Nancy Judson Finch, died Thursday, August 17, 2017. His funeral Mass will be held Friday, August 25, 2017, in the Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church, 1204 Middle Street, Sullivan's Island, at 11:00 am. Interment will be private. The family will receive friends Thursday, August 24, 2017, at J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Mount Pleasant Chapel, 1494 Mathis Ferry Road, Mount Pleasant, from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm.

Born in Columbia, on January 30, 1952, Henry J was the son of Frances Rodgers Finch and the late Henry Taylor Finch, Sr. The oldest of five children, he spent his early childhood in Dixiana on his grandfather's cattle farm before moving to Columbia in October of 1963. Henry J also enjoyed spending time throughout his childhood with extended family at the family home on Sullivan's Island. He attended Western Carolina University where he played basketball and was a member of Kappa Alpha Order. He graduated from the Baptist College in 1974 with a B.S. in Business and Marketing.

Henry J was a retired past owner and president of Wild Dunes Yacht Harbor, Inc., Finch Enterprises, and a captain for McCallister's Towing. He was the former President and Member of the Charleston Restaurant Association and a volunteer for Seafarers Ministry at the Port of Charleston.

Henry J, fondly known as Captain Cocktail, had the ability to entertain a crowd and make everyone feel loved and welcomed. He loved his family, especially his beloved grandson, Henner. He will be dearly missed and is survived by his wife of 36 years, Nancy Judson Finch of Isle of Palms; son, Henry Justin Finch (Kara) of Mount Pleasant; daughter, Elizabeth Ann deWees Finch of Mount Pleasant; mother, Frances Rodgers Finch of Mount Pleasant; sisters, Susan Finch Stevens (David) of Isle of Palms, and Nancy Finch Moore Rose of Columbia; brothers, William Rouquie Finch (Susan) of Isle of Palms and Mac Monteith Finch (Lorie) of Huger; and also surviving are numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and their children, as well as, a host of good friends who have always looked out for him. He is preceded in death by his Father, Henry Taylor Finch, Sr.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Stella Maris Roman Catholic Church, 1204 Middle Street, Sullivan's Island, South Carolina 29482 and the Medical University of South Carolina College of Nursing, 99 Jonathan Lucas Street, Charleston South Carolina 29425.