Olan “Butch” Finkner

Olan “Butch” Finkner, 73, went to be with the Lord on March 17, 2020.

Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 20, 2020 at the Petersburg Cemetery.

The Memorial of Life service was held at 1:30 p.m. March 20, 2020 at the First Baptist Church in Petersburg.

Arrangements were under the care of Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Plainview.

Visitation will be from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday evening at Kornerstone Funeral Directors in Plainview, Texas.

Butch was born in Lubbock, Texas to William Finkner and Meryl Ramsey Finkner on October 7, 1946.  On September 29, 1967, he married his wife of 52 years, Melody Inglis. 

He is survived by his wife; a son, Mark, and wife, Jennifer, of Lubbock and a daughter, Jackie Campbell and husband, Jim, of Allen, Texas; three grandchildren, Colin, Landry and Kody; and one sister, Peggy Runchey of Lubbock, Texas. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Donald Finkner and sister, Mary Edna Davis.

Butch had a wide variety of skills and was a jack of all trades.  He proudly served his country as a dental technician during the Vietnam War.  After serving his country, he was ahead of his time innovating and improving farm equipment, sprayers and tools in his 20-plus years as a Hale County farmer.  He also showed his entrepreneurial spirit later in life when he started and built his dirt contracting business. 

Butch was a member and former president of the Petersburg Lions Club and was a life-long Methodist.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, the Texas Shriner’s Children’s Hospital or Petersburg Cemetery Association.

Online condolences may be made at www.kornerstonefunerals.com