Alexander “Sandy” Finlay IV

Alexander “Sandy” Finlay IV, 64, of Simpsonville, husband of Sharon Finlay, came to the end of life’s journey on Monday, November 8, 2021 and was greeted by many loved ones that have gone before him.  

Born in Greenville, he was the son of Norma Mullinax Finlay and the late Alexander Finlay III. Sandy loved God, his country, his family, his friends that were considered family, fishing both salt and fresh water, and always wanted to be know as “last one down, first one up.”   

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by their son Alexander Finlay V and his wife, Rebecca, of Asheville, and Jordan Finlay and his wife, Kellyn, of Simpsonville; and his grandchildren, Jonah, Russell, and Davis Finlay.

A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, November 15, 2021 at 2:30 pm in the Cannon-Byrd Funeral Home Chapel, Fountain Inn, officiated by Pastor Scott McAlister and Pastor Jonathan Pearson. The family will receive friends at the funeral home starting at 1:00 pm.

Entombment will follow in Cannon-Byrd Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to: Auction for A Kaws, 301 Haywood Rd, Suite 7, Greenville, SC 29607 or Springwell Church, 4369 Wade Hampton Blvd, Taylors, SC 29687.

Condolences to the family of Alexander “Sandy” Finlay IV

  • Donna Bobby
    2 years ago

    Sharon and Family, we are so very sorry for your loss. You all are in our prayers.

  • Kevin Cameron
    2 years ago

    The community has lost a wonderful character and we share this deep grief. All our love to Sharon and the family. We will miss, Sandy deeply until we shall meet again.

  • Jan Rigsby
    2 years ago

    So sorry for your loss! Prayers for you and your family!!

  • Norma and family,

    So sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God grant you comfort and peace during this difficult time.

    • Mark Roberson
      2 years ago

      Sandy you were a great friend and wonderful person growing up in our neighborhood i will cherish those memories for life prayers for the family haven’t seen you in a long time but will see you on the other side God Bless

  • White Debbie
    2 years ago

    Looking back at the twelve years Sandy was my landlord, it seems like a very short time. When I learned he was sick, from then to now seems a lot more short in time.
    Sandy was one of the best men I know. He never complained about anything, not even being sick. He was always minutes away when I needed anything. I loved him so much that the small things I could fix, I did it myself so as to not bother him.
    The world lost one great man, but heaven gained an even better one.
    I pray that he watches over all of us from heaven.
    I am praying for Sharon & the entire family at this difficult time of their lives.

  • Deborah Rosamond
    2 years ago

    Terry and I are so sorry to hear this. Prayers and comfort for each one of you.

    Deborah Rosamond

  • Sarah Hanks
    2 years ago

    I hope that our Lord brings you and your family the much needed peace during this sad time. I have some very fond memories of Sandy. We will be praying for you all during this difficult time.

  • Donna Breimann
    2 years ago


    I’m so sorry to hear about the recent loss of your son. I know how close you were. Unfortunately I didn’t know about the death of your husband until I read Sandy’s obituary. Please know I’m praying for you and your entire family.

    Donna Breimann

  • Pam Julian
    2 years ago

    To all of Sandy’s family, I am truly sorry for your loss. Sandy was such a sweet funny guy and he will be missed. Keeping all of you in my prayers

  • Gary Gray
    2 years ago

    I will be missing my “local expert” on all things mechanical and a very good neighbor.

  • Susan Girard
    2 years ago

    Our dear friend Sandy will truly be missed in so many ways! His influence on so many young adults will last forever and will go on in our hearts to the very end. I look forward to meeting back up with you in heaven! I love you so much!
    Susan Girard

    • Mark Roberson
      2 years ago

      Sandy you were a great friend and wonderful person growing up in our neighborhood i will cherish those memories for life prayers for the family haven’t seen you in a long time but will see you on the other side God Bless

  • So sad to hear of Sandy’s death so soon after his Dad, Alex died. I remember all of the Finlay’s, Alex, Abe, Jack, their Mom and Aunt Dora from when they lived on Woodruff Road. They are all together now. My most sincere regrets, Bobby Coln

  • Susan Jennings
    2 years ago

    I am so sorry to hear about Sandy’s health struggles and his passing.He was such a joy and dear friend in school. May God bring you all comfort and peace.

  • Debbie Campbell
    2 years ago

    Sharon and Family,, We were so sad to hear of Sandy’s passing on from this earth🥲. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you through this earthly loss of your loved one🙏🏻♥️ Debbie & Leland Campbell ( SpringWell)

    2 years ago


  • Margaret Prochilo
    2 years ago

    My condolences and prayers to Sharon and all family. May God wrap His arms around each of you, giving you strength and comfort at this difficult time.

  • Janet Massey Jones
    2 years ago

    Sandy was one of a kind, with highest integrity, one of the kindest people anyone ever has known, his wonderful sense of humor, so patient and loving. What an honor it is that I have Sandy in my life since birth, 2 months apart, living side by side and to continue sharing 64 years of unique faithful friendship! Sandy supported everyone he knew, as he did for me thru my cancer journey. I was always known as his Little Sis and he was always my Little Brother. He always asked about our friends, families, those struggling with a real concern, truly wanting each of to have a chance to succeed in life. Thank you, Norma Jean for being another Mother to me, for Sharon and the boys, for always sharing Sandy with so many of us. The world was a better place with Sandy in it. May his Guardian light shine brightly on us all. May his reunion with his Dad, his loved ones past be one amazing eternal gift from God loving them. I will look up in praise, thanking God for this special forever friend with me. I look forward to seeing him again.
    Brian and my love continues, prayers to all!

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