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Patrick Jack Finley, 62, of Duncan, OK passed away Thursday, March 2, 2017, in Duncan. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 9, 2017 at Don Grantham Funeral Home Chapel with Father David Joseph officiating. Interment will follow at 3 p.m. at Memorial Park Cemetery in Tulsa, OK with Father Matt Gerlach officiating and under the direction of Don Grantham Funeral Home.
Patrick Jack Finley was born on Dec. 31, 1954, in Tulsa, Oklahoma to Jack and Olga (Dushney) Finley. Patrick graduated from Nathan Hale High School; he went on to attend Oklahoma State University to obtain his Doctors of Veterinary Medicine in 1981. He obtained his Masters in Public Health from Oklahoma University in 1991 and his doctorate in toxicology in 1997. Patrick owned and operated Indian Springs Veterinary Hospital in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma from 1982 to 1989, where he was known for his compassionate care of animals. When he moved to Duncan he went to work for Minson's Veterinary Hospital for a time before working for Halliburton as a Senior Toxicologist in the Chemical Compliance Department. Patrick was a loving and devoted father. He loved to listen to music and was an avid hunter. He enjoyed hunting deer, doves, and turkeys. He enjoyed wood working and carpentry; and was incredibly handy at fixing and repairing any odds and ends. He was proud to have helped with the construction of the Centennial Park in Duncan. He was known by his friends and family to have dry sense of humor and wit.
Patrick is survived by his son, Andrew Patrick Finley; his daughter, Nadia Rae Finley both of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; mother of his children, Rae Anne Finley, of Ardmore, Oklahoma; his brother, Michael J. Finley and his wife Frances of Madison, Wisconsin; his nieces, Julia and Irina Finley of Madison, Wisconsin; and many friends and colleagues.  Patrick is preceded in death by his parents Jack and Olga Finley and his beloved hunting dog, Puddin'.  Condolences may be left to the family at www.granthamfuneralhomes.com.
Published on March 7, 2017
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