October 21, 1962 - May 12, 2022
Elbert “Bert” W. Finley, 59, of Carthage, Missouri, passed away at his home on May 12, 2022. Bert was born on October 21, 1962 to Bud Finley and Margaret “Tipping” Cobaugh in Carthage, Missouri. He was a lifetime resident of Carthage, attending Carthage Schools. Bert was very well known too many in our community as he never met a stranger and always wore a smile. As a young man, Bert started his career working for Schrader’s Salvage & Towing Company and was a lifelong employee of this company. He enjoyed helping others and lending a hand where needed. Anyone that knew Bert rather if it was from cruising central, hanging out on the local square, or helping with a disabled vehicle they knew that they had met a friend for life. He enjoyed watching wrestling and true crime shows in his free time. He is survived by one son, Jonathan Finley of Carthage; one daughter, Rebecca Colibert of Carthage; his father Bud Finley and wife Francis; two brothers, David Finley (Pam) and John Tipping; three sisters, Barbara Finley, Margaret Wooldridge, and Carol Cobaugh; four grandchildren, Trevor, Skyler, River, and Legacy. Along with many nieces and nephews. Bert is preceded in death by his mother, Margaret “Tipping” Cobaugh, and his stepfather, Kenneth Ray Cobaugh Pallbearers will be Jimmy Vaughn, Eddie Schrader, Robby Schrader, Clearance Brewer, Johnny James, Buddy Baker, Ryan Peterson, and Travis Goodwin. Honorary Pallbearers will be Jerry Cobaugh Jr., Johnny Tipping and Allen Finley. Bert will be taking his last ride, doing what he loved, on the back of a Schrader’s Towing rollback from Ulmer Funeral Home to Jasper Cemetery. The family welcomes you to follow leaving Ulmer Funeral Home at 9:30 AM. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 AM Wednesday May 18, 2022 at Jasper Cemetery in Carthage, Missouri.
Elbert “Bert” W. Finley, 59, of Carthage, Missouri, passed away at his home on May 12, 2022. Bert was born on October 21, 1962 to Bud Finley and Margaret “Tipping” Cobaugh in Carthage, Missouri. He was a lifetime resident... View Obituary & Service Information
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