Roger Dale Finkle
ROGER DALE FINKLE WAS BORN DEC. 28, 1947 IN SALEM, ILLINOIS TO EUDORA ROSE (WELLER) AND RALPH BURDETTE FINKLE. HE PASSED AWAY SUNDAY MARCH 1, 2020 AT THE AGE OF 72 YEARS, 2 MONTHS AND 2 DAYS.
IN 1954 ROGER MOVED WITH HIS FAMILY FROM ILLINOIS TO MADILL, OKLAHOMA, WHERE HE ATTENDED SCHOOL GRADUATING WITH THE CLASS OF 1966. AFTER GRADUATION HE ATTENDED OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY FROM MAY 1966-SEP 1968. HIS COLLEGE EDUCATION WAS INTERUPTED WHEN HE RECEIVED A DRAFT NOTICE FROM THE UNITED STATES ARMY. ROGER SERVED ACTIVE DUTY FROM FEB 10, 1969 TO FEB 9, 1971. DURING THIS TIME, HE WAS AWARDED THE GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL AND SEVERAL MARKSMANSHIP MEDALS. ROGER WAS STATIONED AT FT. RICHARDSON, ALASKA. ROGER WAS VERY PROUD TO BE A VETERAN. HE WAS MARRIED TO CINDY NINDE ON FEB. 14, 1970, AND TO THIS UNION ONE SON WAS BORN. AFTER HIS SERVICE WAS FULLFILLED ROGER MOVED TO STILLWATER, OK. ROGER WAS PARTNERS IN A SPORTING GOODS STORE, A TRAVEL AGENCY, AND A CONTRUCTION COMPANY. FOR MANY YEARS ROGER ENJOYED SHOOTING TRAP, ATTENDING GUN SHOWS, AND HUNTING WITH HIS FRIENDS EVERY CHANCE HE GOT. ROGER LOVED HELPING YOUTH TRAPSHOOTERS AND ALWAYS HAD A TALL TALE TO TELL.
HE IS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS PARENTS, 1 SISTER, SARA MARTIN, 1 INFANT BROTHER, KENNETH FINKLE; 1 NIECE, SHANNON RUSSELL.
HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS SON, BRETT FINKLE, STILLWATER, OK; BROTHER, R.B. FINKLE, ROCKPORT,TX; BROTHER-IN-LAW, JIM MARTIN, NEWCASTLE; NEPHEW, JIMMIE MARTIN AND WIFE KRISTIN, YUKON, OK; NIECE, SHELLY FISHER AND HUSBAND CARL, WEST PORT, OK; AND HIS BEST FRIEND CAROL BROWN AND HUSBAND LESLIE DYKES, ELK CITY, OK; AND A HOST OF RELATIVES AND MANY, MANY FRIENDS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY.
A CELEBRATION OF LIFE WILL BE HELD DURING THE OKLAHOMA STATE TRAP SHOOT ON FRIDAY EVENING JUNE 5, 2020 AT THE OKLAHOMA TRAP AND SKEET CLUB, 5100 S EVANS RD, EL RENO, OK.
Published on March 2, 2020

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Charles Rubey
Mar 06, 2020
We always enjoyed Roger coming into the Remington building at the Grand to talk to the gunsmiths. He always had a great joke or story to share with us. He will be greatly missed.
John Farrell
Mar 05, 2020
Met Roger some years ago at the Missouri State Shoot. He was always helpful with trap guns and reloading with DownRange Wads. He always had a good story to tell. He bought dinner last year at the Nebraska State Shoot for a whole bunch of us. I will miss seeing and visiting with Roger.
CHARLES CARTER
Mar 04, 2020
You will be dearly missed Roger.Rest in peace
Lee Widrig
Mar 02, 2020
Roger was one of a kind, and that's a complement! He was such a good guy to be around wherever you might see him, trap shoots, guns shows, or around the table at some restaurant. Whenever he got together with longtime friend Ben Cooter the discussions would range far and wide. I'll miss seeing him a the Wichita Gun Show in couple of weeks but know that the Good Lord had a spot picked out for him in heaven and he's healthy again.
Kelli Gorham
Mar 02, 2020
You will be dearly missed! Rest in Peace!