Frankie Dwayne Fincher
Frankie Dwayne Fincher, of Greenfield, Missouri, passed from this life into eternal life with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at the age of 81 years.
Born June 30, 1939 in Quanah, Texas to E.U. (Una) and Vasta (Prather) Fincher, he was the youngest of nine siblings. Frank was raised on the family farm and learned the value of hard work. He accepted Christ as his Savior at the age of 11. Graduating from Quanah High School in 1957, Frank went on to attend Wayland Baptist College in Plainview, Texas. He met and married the love of his life, Pauline Johnson, in 1960. To this union, two children were born, Glenn Dwayne and Donna Kay.
Frank surrendered his life to the ministry in 1967 while living in Enid, Oklahoma, and subsequently moved his family to Shawnee, Oklahoma to continue his education at Oklahoma Baptist University, graduating in 1972. This was but a stepping stone for Frank, and he moved his family to Fort Worth, Texas, so that he could attend Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, graduating with his Masters in Divinity in 1975. During his time in school, Frank worked several jobs to support the needs of his family.
Frank began his pastoral ministry at First Baptist Church, in Wanette, Oklahoma. Frank pastored churches in Texas, Oklahoma, and lastly Missouri. His last full time pastorate was New Hope Baptist Church, Stockton, Missorui. Frank retired from full time pastorate in 2008 following his diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease. However, Frank could not stop spreading the gospel and served as an interim speaker to assist other churches.
He continued to spread the gospel wherever he went and with whomever he met. Frank was an encourager and felt the call to mentor other pastors when he could no longer preach God’s Word. Frank preached his last sermon at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Greenfield, Missouri.
Frank was also privileged to go on several mission trips throughout his time as pastor. He traveled to Canada, Phillipines, India, Russia/Ukraine, Guatemala and in the U.S. to Minnesota. These trips were a highlight of Frank’s life.
Frank loved to ski and spent many a vacation skiing at Glorietta, New Mexico and also spent several hours on a golf course.
Frank and Pauline spent time in their RV traveling back to Texas during the winter following his retirement. While there, they gained many friends and wonderful memories. Frank and Pauline moved to Greenfield in 2016 and became members of Emmanuel Baptist Church.
Frank is preceded in death by his parents, E.U. (Una) Fincher and Vasta (Prather) Fincher. Two brothers, Avis Fincher and John Fincher. Three sisters, Ursula (Sue) Cecere, Ernestine (Ernie) Montgomery, and Kittie Miller.
Frank is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Pauline Fincher; his son and daughter-in-law, Glenn and Leslie Fincher, of Greenfield, and his daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Scott Schmid of Richland; one heartfelt adopted daughter, JaDonna Brattin of Washburn; his grandchildren: Samuel, Dustin, Newton, Shawn, Stephen, Austin, Abby and Adrian; great-grandchildren, Brooklyn and Adeline; and one great-grandson soon to arrive, Maverick; two brothers: Troy Fincher and wife, Janet; Bill Fincher and wife, Evelyn; one sister, Margie Cavener and a host of nieces and nephews.
With over 40 years in the ministry, the impact Frank had on other’s lives is immeasurable. His faith was unwavering in the most difficult of circumstances. He always said he trusted the Lord to take care of things and he meant it. When you left Frank’s presence, he always stated to “Go with God”, and Frank is most assuredly with God.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 17, 2021, at Emmanuel Baptist Church. Burial followed in Fullington Cemetery. Friends viewed and paid their respects at their convenience on Sunday, May 16, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Greenfield Funeral Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Emmanuel Baptist Church. Online condolences may be shared at www.greenfieldfuneralchapel.com. Services were under the care of Greenfield Funeral Chapel.
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