Paul Martin Finholt, Sr.

Born in White Bear Lake, MN on May 17, 1925

Departed on June 29, 2013 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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FINHOLT, Paul M., Sr.- age 88, of Hendersonville, TN passed away June 29, 2013. Paul was an unselfish man that always could see the good in people. He had a great laugh and smile that people would gravitate toward. He was an adventurous, spontaneous man full of life. He enjoyed the water, fishing, woodworking, golfing, and most of all, his family. He was a great husband, father, grandfather, friend and person. He was the Rock of the family and will be deeply missed. He was a true patriot to his country serving in WWII and the Korean Conflict as a United States Marine. He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Judy Finholt; children, Paul M. Finholt, Jr., James H. Blocker, Melissa L. Matson, Nancy W. Egan Brian; 7 grandchildren, Hailey Brewer Jeff, Wesley Matson, Leah Matson, Drew Egan, Martin Matson, Cole Egan & Grace Egan; 2 great-grandchildren, Levi & Allison Brewer; sister, Violet McKenzie; several nieces, nephews, & extended family members. A life Celebration will be held 11am Tuesday at Hendersonville Funeral Home with burial to follow at Hendersonville Memory Gardens. Visitation will be 5-8pm Monday & 10-11am Tuesday at HENDERSONVILLE FUNERAL HOME 353 Johnny Cash Pkwy Hendersonville, TN 37075 615 824-3855

4 Comments to Paul Martin Finholt, Sr.

  1. JoAnn Egan
    June 29, 2013 12:00 am

    We are saddened to hear of Paul’s passing. He was a good man and was a wonderful role model to all his family. May wonderful memories bring joy at this difficult time. Wish we could be with you. Love, JoAnn and Orrin

  2. Rod McKenzie
    June 30, 2013 12:00 am

    Paul was, by far, my favorite uncle!! And one of my favorite people! I always loved his laughter and positive outlook. As a child I even tried to imitate his laugh. I love how he found joy in even the most simple things. That is a sign of a truely happy person and what drew people to him. I got to know Paul better as an adult and we shared a common bond with our woodworking. I enjoyed talking about our projects and listening to his stories. I will miss him!! I said four days before he passed that I had not talked to him in too long and must call. So very sad I did not. Keep in touch with family!!!!!

  3. Michelle Richman
    July 1, 2013 12:00 am

    Uncle Paul was truly a special person, who could talk to just about anyone. His sense of humor and the smile that always reached his eyes made him a favorite of our family. A few years ago, he drove his sister, Violet, and two of his nieces including me to the house that his paternal grandfather had bought, taken down and rebuilt in St. Paul for his wife and family. The home was for sale that summer, so Uncle Paul went to the door and, using his unending charm, gained entry for all of us to tour the house. The home’s current owner and our family were all enthralled by Uncle Paul’s tale as he regaled us with the history of the Finholt family in that stately home. I will cherish my memories of Uncle Paul and am heartbroken that he is no longer with us. Our beloved uncle will be greatly missed!

  4. Pat
    July 6, 2013 12:00 am

    I’m sorry to hear about your loss. May Jehovah words comfort you that he is near to those broken at heart and crushed in spirit.
    Ps. 34:18