Kyle Braxton Fincher

kyle fincher

July 15, 1988 ~ November 20, 2016

Born in: Decatur, Georgia
Resided in: Hoschton, Georgia

Kyle Braxton Fincher, age 28, of Hoschton, formerly of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Sunday, November 20, 2016. He is survived by his children, Elijah Braxton Fincher and Eva Marie Fincher; parents, Karen & Jimmy Fincher; brother, Jacob Ryan Fincher of Jefferson; sister, Stephanie Lyn Fincher of Jefferson; fiancée, Shelisia Marie Kennedy of Hoschton; grandparents, Linda Anderson of Dacula, Doug & Diane Stephens of Atlanta, Beverly Craig of Winder, Jimmy Fincher, Sr. of Lilburn; and great grandmother, Florence Fincher of Duncan, SC. Kyle was employed by Advantage Fire Sprinklers as an inspector. He has enjoyed coaching youth sports in Dacula and Jefferson since the age of 16. He was passionate about UGA football and loved tailgating with family and friends on fall Saturdays. During the summer, he enjoyed Sunday cook-outs by the pool with his family. Kyle was an avid fan of the band Nirvana and recently learned to play the guitar. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, November 27, 2016 at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel with Dr. Rusty Newman officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton Mill Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 pm, Saturday, November 26, 2016 and from 12:30-2:00 pm, Sunday, November 27, 2016 at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30046, 770-277-4550. Online condolences may be expressed at In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the Elijah and Eva Fincher Benefit fund. Donations may be made at any Fidelity Bank branch or mailed to: Fidelity Bank Attn: Teresa Bentley PO Box 105075 Atlanta, Ga. 30348

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  1. Jimmy and Karen, blown away at this news. Hopefully you can find solace in your memories of KYLE and in the family he leaves

  2. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted, saves those whose spirit is crushed.”
    Ps 34:19

    Save me Lord, my spirit is crushed and saddened by the loss of this child. Heartbroken

  3. I’m so sorry for your lose. I hope you find comfort in the wonderful memories you have with Kyle. Prayers for the family and friends.

  4. Karen, Jimmy and Stephanie,
    I’m in shock to hear about Kyle. You and your family have my sympathy and prayers. My God comfort you in this time of need.


  5. My heart aches for you. The Peppers family is keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Kyle coached my son Cody in football; Cody has always loved and looked up to Kyle.

  6. Your family is in the heart and prayers of our family. (We are friends of the Williamsons.)

  7. We knew Kyle through Jacob. Jacob so loves those precious children. We know you are devastated and heart broken. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are Grace Ann’s grandparents.

  8. We are so sorry for your loss. Kyle was a part of our Advantage family and he will be greatly missed. Keeping you all in our prayers.

  9. Peace has embraced you and taken you home. I will miss your hugs, your laughter and YOU my friend and nephew. always.
    I love you.

  10. Jimmy, Karen and Family,

    No words can express the heartfelt sympathy in the loss of your son Kyle. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God give you strength and comfort. May you get blessing from his children who will keep his memory alive forever.

  11. Jimmy & Karen- I find myself searching for the perfect words to say even though I know they don’t exist but if they did, I would say them over and over again. Hugging you both with our prayers.

  12. Karen, Steph and Jimmy,
    There are no words we can say that can express enough our deepest sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you and Kyle’s cute little babies during this trying time.

    Kristi, Rick and Tyler Whitehead

  13. Karen, Jimmy and Family,

    So very sorry to hear about Kyle. Please know you are in our prayers and we pray that God gives you all the strength needed to help each other through this most difficult time. With our deepest sympathy, Dennis & Cathy Harris

  14. Karen, Jimmy and family,
    Thinking of you in these difficult times. Wishing you peace to bring comfort , courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to hold in your family hearts.Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Arnetta Johnson

  15. You left us way to soon but your memories are going to be with us forever. I am still trying to let it all settle in but I can’t. I Love and will truly miss you.

  16. Jimmy & Karen – We are deeply saddened by your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this trying time. Please don’t hesitate to let us know if there’s anything we can do.

  17. Karen, Jimmy, Steph and Jacob,
    We are so very sorry to hear of Kyle’s passing. I cannot imagine your pain. We have great memories of Kyle growing up in the neighborhood. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. God bless

    Leigh Ann, Griffin and Evan weeks

  18. Jimmy, Karen and Family,
    I wish I could find the words to express how sorry I am to hear of your lose. Please know all of you are in my prayers.
    Susan Hampton

  19. Words cannot express the sorrow that I am feeling for all of you. I pray for comfort to all of you during this extremely difficult time.

  20. To Karen, Jimmy, Jacob and Family; my condolences on your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God cover you all with his love.

  21. Jimmy and Karen – I am so very sorry to hear about your loss. You and your family are in my prayers and I know that God will hold you in the palm of his hand.

    Marguerite Brunn

  22. I have so enjoyed getting to know Kyle these past few months at Advantage. He always had a smile on his face and spoke fondly of those that he loves. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers and we pray God wraps his loving arms around your family during this difficult time.

  23. Jimmy and Family,

    My prayers goes out to you and your family. May God give you and your family the strength to carry on.

    Remember all the good times your family shared with Kyle and God will do the rest.

  24. I am sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers during this difficult time. Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us each and everyday.


  25. We are so heartbroken for all of you. There are no words, so we will keep you on our thoughts and prayers.

  26. Jimmy, Karen, Stephanie, Jacob, and Shellie

    I am so sorry for the loss of Kyle. In your time of sorrow I wish you peace and comfort. Let the good times keep you happy and the many memories comfort you in your time of need. Hold each other close and love each other as Kyle would want you to.

  27. Jimmy, Karen and family, I had the pleasure of meeting Kyle a few years ago. I remember him as being chill – laid back. You are in out thoughts.

    James Carmichael

  28. We are lifting you up in prayer to our Heavenly Father. May the Lord grant you a peace that passes all understanding and the comfort of friends and family surrounding you in support.

  29. Karen and Jimmy
    My heart to goes out to you and your family. Please know that you all are in our prayers.

    Letha Roberts

  30. Jimmy and Karen,
    We are so sorry to hear of Kyles sudden passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time

  31. Jimmy and Karen,
    We will never know why but GOD has another special angel in heaven. We are so sorry for your loss. May you lean on HIm for peace and strength.

  32. My sweet Jacob, my heart breaks for you and your family. I love you to pieces and am praying for you guys that you will someday find comfort and peace knowing Kyle was able to watch Elijah and Eva in the time he was given. Prayers for you always!??♥️

  33. Karen, Jimmy, Stephanie, Jacob, & Shelisia,

    We are truly in shock and cannot begin to grasp what you are going through at this time. Please know that we are all praying for your family, Shelisia and those precious babies that are loved so dearly. Kyle will never be forgotten as he is part of all of our fondest memories, especially from the Peachtree Woods, Dacula and Mill Creek communities. God bless you all.

    Lisa, Blaine, Jordan and Kelsey Daenen

  34. Karen and Jimmy, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I can’t begin to imagine how heartbroken you are. Please know that we have you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

  35. Jimmy, Karen, Steph, and Jacob,

    I cannot come up with the right words to say how sorry I am to hear of Kyle’s sudden passing. My heart breaks for you. May God help you get through this difficult time.

    Barbara West

  36. My dear friend Karen and to her family… heart is breaking for you all. I know all to well what pain you are dealing with. This is anniversary of my son also passing. You were there for me then and I want you to know I am there for you too. Sending so much love and healing prayers to all of you in this time of sorrow.

  37. To the entire Fincher Family, we are so deeply sorry on your loss.
    Irene, Pam, Tammy, Robin, Rachel & Rebecca

  38. Sending thoughts and prayers to the entire family. There are no words that I can say to ease your pain during this heartbreaking time but I am here to help anyway I can.

  39. Jimmy, Karen & family, words can not express how deeply sorry we are for your loss. GOD is in control and we pray that he will give you strength and know Kyle will forever be in our hearts. We had a lot of great memories that will forever be remembered.

  40. We are so sad and devastated about Kyle. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Praying for Peace and comfort for you and your precious family.

  41. Karen, Jimmy, Stephanie and Jacob, We are all so saddened to hear about Kyle. There are just no words adequate to express our sympathy. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers!
    Beth, David, Emily and Hannah

  42. Stephanie and Jacob,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Mary Grace and our whole family will be praying for you all. We love you!
    The Gaddy Family

  43. I wouldnt have ever even known who you are and the love so many people received from you until this happen . Have had learnng about you and some memories one has of you puts love in my heart. An honor to know what I Know of you.

  44. I am so sorry for your families loss. Y’all will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. It’s hard to believe this is real. I miss y’all, and love y’all!

  45. My deepest most heartfelt Sympathy’s to my brother Jimmy, Karen, Stephanie, Jacob, Shelley, and the two little ones, Elijah and Eva. My heart was and is horribly sickened when Jimmy told me of my nephew’s unexpected passing Sunday. May he make the other angels in heaven laugh with his humor and wit. I will allways love and remember you KB, Uncle “D”

  46. Our hearts are broken for you and for Kyle’s family. He was such a fun, smiling, positive influence for Connor during the many years we spent with y’all in baseball and football. Praying that God covers you with His peace and comfort and surrounds you with family, friends and memories to carry you through this difficult time. Love, Michele, Connor and Carly AnnRedmond

  47. To Karen, Jimmy and Family:
    I’m deeply sorry for the loss of your dear son Kyle. Sending thoughts and prayers to the entire family.
    My sincere condolences,
    Janett Huber

  48. He tells us his ways are not our ways and we will never understand them. So then we are left to trust his ways and forever find peace in his love. There are no words to express the pain and heartbreak that we have for y’all. We love y’all so much.

  49. To Jimmy and Family,
    There are no words to describe the loss and pain you are in. My heart breaks for you on the loss of your son so suddenly. We don’t know why God called him home so soon, You are in my thoughts and prayers,

    God’s Child On Loan

    “I’ll lend you for a while a child of mine,” He said.

    “For you to love the while he lives and mourn for when he’s dead.

    It may be six or seven years, or twenty-two or three,

    But will you, till I call him back, take care of him for me?

    He’ll bring his charms to gladden you, and should his stay be brief,

    You’ll have his lovely memories as solace for your grief.

    I cannot promise he will stay; since all from earth return,

    But there are lessons taught down there I want this child to learn.

    I’ve looked the wide world over in My search for teachers true

    And from the throngs that crowd life’s lanes

    I have selected you.

    Now will you give him all your love, not think the labor vain,

    Nor hate Me when I come to call to take him back again?”

    I fancied that I that I heard them say, “Dear Lord, Thy will be done!

    For all the joy Thy child shall bring, the risk of grief we run.

    We’ll shelter him with tenderness, we’ll love him while we may,

    And for the happiness we’ve known, forever grateful stay;

    But should the angels call for him much sooner than we’ve planned,

    We’ll brave the bitter grief that comes and try to understand.”

  50. Jimmy,

    My heart breaks for you as I can not imagine what you must be thinking or feeling as you deal with your loss. I pray you and your family find peace during this time of tragedy. Remember, a person that departs from this earth never truly leaves us, for they are still alive in our hearts and minds, through us, they live on.

  51. So sad to hear of Kyle’s passing. He coached Jackson years ago, but we have always remembered him fondly. Prayers for his family and loved ones, and especially for those babies.

  52. My heart goes out to you and your family, I am so sorry for your loss, may your memories, heart and soul give you peace and comfort at this difficult time.

  53. Jimmy, Karen, and family,

    There are no words to write, or ways to fix the hurt and sorrow you have. I pray for God’s peace to carry you all.

  54. Jimmy, Karen and family, We are heartbroken for you on the loss of your sweet boy. Praying for God’s strength to get you through.
    Much love, The Mayer Family

  55. To family and friends of Kyle Fincher,

    I would like to express my sympathy to you and pray that God will comfort you all during this time. Kyle and I lost contact with each other after high school, but he is one that will never be forgotten. He left a lasting impression with me, with his hilarious humor and caring soul. You could always count on Kyle to make you laugh and smile. God has blessed us with the presence of Kyle during his time here with hopes that his life would bring people closer together and make them smile. I firmly believe that he achieved that. Kyle, we will miss you dearly and life will be different without you, but we will never forget you and the positive impact you have had on our lives.

  56. We love all of you, and are deeply saddened by Kyle’s passing. Look to the Lord for peace and understanding in this very difficult time. We will always think of Kyle’s genuine smile and love for everyone.

    The Mainor family

  57. Kyle and I went to the same high school. I didn’t really know him well, but always knew of him. Every story of Kyle made me laugh so hard! Last night my fiancé, Sean Ausec, shared some of Kyle’s jokes and stories he had shared with Kyle. I regret not getting a chance to know him better, but I can tell from what I’ve heard that he was a great friend. I know that was carried over to him being a great son, brother, fiancé, and father. My prayers go out to his family and his beautiful children. God please provide Kyle’s family with the strength to get through these hard times and also brighten their day when they hear the impact he made on other people’s lives. God Bless

  58. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time. We are sorry for your loss. Enjoyed the time spent with the family playing baseball at Dacula. Rest In Peace Kyle.

  59. Karen & Jimmy Fincher; Jacob,
    Stephanie, Shelisia and your beautiful children, our sincere and deepest sympathies for this great loss. We will always remember your beautiful, fun young man. His remarkable sense of humor and kindness are never going to be forgotten. Received in the earliest of hours to his glory, renewed in arms of Jesus. There are no perfect words for you. Our hearts are broken too.

  60. Deepest sympathies for the loss of such a young life. Must take one day at a time. Never forget. Keep in memories and prayers.

    Sorry for your loss. So difficult to write

  61. Karen, Jimmy,Jacob and Stephanie,
    Jordy just told us the news about your son. I’m so very sorry. I have no idea what your going through as parents. I know about losing a sibling and it so very hard. I’m praying for your family. I wish there was something I can do for you. Please know I’m praying for you all.
    Much Love,
    Donald, Katie, Chandler and Jordy

  62. Karen, Jimmy and Family – We are saddened at your loss of Kyle. We have fond memories of him and your family from our baseball days at Dacula. We extend our sympathy to you.

    Ray and Margie McBryar

  63. We wish we had words to lighten your pain, but sometimes words are not enough. Please accept our deepest condolences on your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  64. Karen, Jimmy, Jacob, Stephanie, and Shellie…. Sending love your way during this unimaginable time. Such a sweet, genuine soul, and am proud I got to call him family.

  65. Jimmy and Karen we are so sorry to hear this terrible news. Our prayers are with you and your family.
    Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

  66. Karen and Jimmy. I am so saddened to just hear about Kyle! I am praying for God’s powerful peace and comfort to surround all of you! I will always remember Kylie’s big smile. He was always a happy go lucky kid. I know your hearts are broken but I know God can and will carry you through one step at a time! Hugs sent your way!

  67. We are so sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort continue to be with you and your family during this difficult time. We all look forward to a time when death will be no more- Rev 21:4. Our prayers are with you.

  68. You are the love of my life, my best friend, my protector, my provider, my superman. The best father two little babies could ever ask for. I will love you the rest of my life and take care of our beautiful babies. Rest in peace handsome, I love you baby. I can’t say goodbye, I’ll see you later.

  69. Big Bro, writing something has been such a struggle because words on paper cannot come close to expressing my love for you and the heartbreak of losing you so soon. Three weeks ago we spoke of how you had just begun to learn to plan the guitar and how upset you were for not learning sooner, I told you that you had the rest of your life to learn, never dreaming it would end so soon, but God did know the day and time he would call you home as soon as you were born.
    I remember when we were little we would dress up as super slugs by using belts to hold our sleeping bags around our waist as we scooted around the house fighting crime as slugs. You always knew how to make people laugh, your smile was contagious. Thru the laughter and jokes at the end of the day you always had my back as you used to say you wouldn’t think twice about dropping anyone that bothered me.
    Every time someone would hurt me I always called you but still had to watch what I said to keep you from really dropping whoever it was. Everyone called me little Finch and knew you were my protector. I loved being called little Finch or Fincher’s little sister and was honored to be your little sister, but now you are gone.
    I can’t fully grasp the concept of not seeing you walk thru the front door again or tell Elijah to do the rock and roll face again. I promise you big brother that I will always help take care of Shellie and the kids, they will be cherished and loved, they are a piece of you we get to keep. You will be in my heart and walk with me every day, you may not be here with us physically but your spirit remains with us.
    I can’t wait to see you again so you can show me all the amazing things in heaven, this isn’t goodbye, it’s see you again soon. I love you more than there are stars in the sky.

  70. We waited until we thought the time was perfect before deciding to start a family. When you were born we loved our perfect creation, we loved you every second, every minute, every hour of the 28 years we had together. Now you have been taken away from us and we are lost. The love for you will always be in our beating hearts and we will miss every part of you until we see you again in heaven.

  71. As we have reflected the past few days many things have passed thru our minds as we think of the time we spent together. You were many things to many people; son to mom and dad, brother to Stef and Jacob, partner to Shellie, father to Elijah and Eva, friend and mentor to countless others. The things that are intertwined and consistent with the time we had together are your wonderful heart (loving, forgiving, and non-judgmental), your love for your family and your giving to others.
    You were always able to strip away the stuff that doesn’t really matter when you looked at people; how much money they had, how they dressed, what color they were or where they were from. You always focused on what was truly important and you loved everyone for who they were inside. When others were talking critically of another you never joined in, you never took the role of judging other people no matter what they had done, even if you were told they wronged you. You were the first to overlook or move on from any disagreement with family or friends. You always looked for the best in people; you were so hopeful and trusting, always believing others and taking them at their word.
    You never felt you had outgrown your family; you remained a kid at heart. From the time you were able to talk until you moved out on your own, everyone that was in the house at bed time received a “goodnight I luv you” from you. You ways wanted to be a part of family functions and continue our traditions even if the rest of the world thought mom and dad were lame. Even at 28 with two small kids of your own you were the first to inquire what vacation plans and birthday plan celebrations were as they approached, family events trumped everything else to you. You didn’t feel you had started your own family, you just knew you had extended our original one.
    You had felt so much joy in giving of your time and heart to others. The impact you had coaching on so many children and families has been so evident the past few days as we have heard from people we don’t actually know expressing their love and gratitude for you. You gave your time volunteer coaching for no monetary reward or fame. You simply did it because you loved it and the players loved it. You even turned it into a family outing after the kids were born as they played on the playground beside the field.
    The floods of tears and memories have been overwhelming. Although your time on earth was short the impact you had and the fullness of your life were great. Those wonderful memories of daily life and special occasions will help mend our broken hearts and keep your memory alive for us all. We know that Elijah and Eva are gifts you have left the world and they will help carry your light of love forward for everyone.
    As a 3 yr. old every morning when the garage opened as dad left for work the sound would wake you up, you would run to mom and dad’s bedroom bay window and stand there crying and waving as dad backed out to go to work. Mom would pick you up, hold you in her arms and say “you will see daddy later.” I would look up at the window and say “see you later son” even though you couldn’t hear me. I know that you are looking down on us now and even though we can’t hear you I know you are saying you will see us again later.
    Love Dad

  72. Sorry to hear about your loss it’s difficult coping with death acts 24:15 helps us to appreciate that there will be a ressurection and soon we will be reunited with our loved ones again my thoughts and prayers are with your family

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