Thomas Ellis Finlay, 68, died suddenly July 18, 2012 at his summer home on Green Lake in Ellsworth, Maine with his wife by his side.
He was born August 25, 1943 in Dothan, Alabama the son of George Duncan Finlay Sr. and Annie Wood (Horne) Finlay Grab.
He was raised in Blountstown, FL and graduated from high school there in 1961. Tom served in the U.S Air Force from 1962-1966 and the reserves from 1967-1968. In December 1969 Tom married Naomi Skotty. He graduated from the University of South Florida School of Business and began his career in banking at Naples Federal Savings & Loan Association on 4 Corners in 1971. Tom retired from Regions Bank as Vice President of Commercial Real Estate Lending in 2007. His passions were golf, fishing, woodworking, hunting, spending time with his family, and summering in Maine. Tom was deeply loved by his family and all whose lives he touched.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 42 years Naomi (Skotty) Finlay; his son, Dr. Robert Thomas Finlay and wife, Allegra, of Milledgeville, Georgia; brother Dr. G. Duncan Finlay and wife Michele, of Sarasota, FL. and Rockland, ME.; sister, Patricia F. Parham, of Coral Gables, FL ; his Yellow Labrador, Casey; and nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother-in-law, Ronald Parham.
A service will be announced at a later date.
Those who desire may make contributions in Tom’s memory to the American Heart Association or the Collier County Humane Society, 370 Airport –Pulling Road N, Naples, FL. 34104.