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Mansfield Finney Jr.

On January 4, 1941, Mansfield Finney Jr was born to Mansfield and Emma Finney in Webbers Falls, OK. He was one of 15 children. 8 preceded him in death. He attended elementary school at Green Chapel, a small school built by his grandfather for black children in Webbers Falls, OK. In 1955 Mansfield and his siblings enrolled in the newly integrated Webbers Falls Public Schools where he later became a star basketball player and graduated in 1960. After spending one year at Oklahoma State University, Mansfield decided to make the military his life-time career. His service included extensive tours of duty during the Vietnam War. After serving in Vietnam, he was stationed in Bad Kissingen, Germany. While serving in Germany he met his beloved wife Erna (Ann) Lina Haugk. They were married for 36 years. There were no children born to this union. They returned to the United Stated and lived in Ayres, Massachusetts for a while. When Mansfield retired from the military he and Erna moved to Phoenix, Arizona where they worked many jobs. Erna preceded him in death on June 10th, 2007.

Mansfield leaves to morn his dear friend Blanca and her family of Phoenix, Arizona, two brothers; Jackie Finney of Seal Beach, California and Carey Finney of Webbers Falls, Oklahoma and 4 sisters Dollie Guyther of Temple Hills, Maryland, Bettye Finney of Washington D.C., Virginia Walker of Mendenhall, Mississippi, and Jacqueline Crotts of Haskell, Oklahoma, niece Mary Horton of Tulsa, Oklahoma and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and the many dear friends he made at Legacy House.

May his soul rest in peace.

Internment at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona – Phoenix, AZ

Romans 14:8

If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.


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