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Richard Floyd Findlay

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Dec. 1, 1930 – Nov. 5, 2019

  • Richard Floyd Findlay

Richard (“Dick”) Floyd Findlay went to be with his Heavenly Father Tuesday, November 5, 2019. He was a gentleman whose life was guided by truth, honesty, and integrity.

Funeral Service were held on Friday, November 8, at Eatonton Presbyterian Church. Graveside service were held at Riverside Cemetery in Macon, GA.

Mr. Findlay was born in Porterdale, GA on December 1, 1930. He was the son of Beulah Floyd Findlay and Prentiss Edwards Findlay, Jr. of Macon, GA. Graduating from Lanier High School in 1949, he was president of his senior class. He was awarded the “Most Outstanding Blocker of the Year” trophy on the Lanier football team that won the State AAAA Championship 2 years in a row. He graduated from Georgia Tech in 1953 as an Industrial Engineer. He was President of his fraternity, Phi Delta Theta, his senior year at Tech. Mr. Findlay married Doris Ann Dixon, his high school sweetheart, in 1953. He then served in Korea as First Lt. in the Army Corps of Engineers. He worked for Armstrong World Industries in various management positions. He later established and managed the 300-employee Thomasville Furniture plant in Brookneal, VA. He retired in 1992 and moved to Lake Oconee. Mr. Findlay served his community in various capacities over the years, including Big Brothers, Junior Achievement, and as a charter member of the Board of Trustees of First Presbyterian Day School in Macon. He was an Elder and dedicated member of the Presbyterian Church in Macon, GA, Gulf Breeze, FL, Lynchburg, VA and Eatonton, GA. He was instrumental in establishing the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity in Eatonton. He served on the Citizens Reviews Panel of the Juvenile Court System.

Mr. Findlay is survived by his wife, Doris Dixon Findlay; son, Richard Floyd Findlay, Jr. of Lynchburg; daughter, Carol Findlay Wheeler (Michael) of Pensacola, FL and son, Thomas Dixon Findlay (Jeannie) of St. Pete Beach, Fl; four grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.

Williams Funeral Home will be in charge of the services.