Published in The Sun
News on September 28, 2012
James W. "Jim"
Fink, 83, passed away Wednesday, September 26, 2012 after several years
of declining health.
Born to the late Lonnie and Mae Fink on November 28, 1928, Jim was the
oldest of three children.
Jim loved baseball and played American Legion baseball for Concord. After
graduating from Winecoff School High School, he played minor league baseball
in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization.
Following his baseball career and service in the U.S. Army, Jim went to
work for the Concord Telephone Company from where he retired in 1989.
On February 6, 1949, Jim married Dorothy Lee "Dot" Alwran. They
were married for 63 years and raised two children. Jim was an active member
of Midway United Methodist Church serving on various committees and boards
as well as being a Sunday School teacher, a member of the Methodist Men,
and Chairman of the We Care Committee. He was also a member of the "Midway's
Finest" Hot Dog Gang.
In his retirement, he and Dot volunteered their time for Meals on Wheels
and Cabarrus Memorial Hospital/NorthEast Medical Center.
In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his wife Dot,
brother Jerry Fink, and sister Linda Chambers.
Jim is survived by his two children, Dale Fink and wife, Cynthia of Kannapolis;
Ann Stegall and husband, John of Myrtle Beach; five grandchildren - Jessica
Fink, Erin Fink, James "Jake" Fink, Katelyn Stegall, and Sydny
A graveside service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday September 29 at
Carolina Memorial Park in Kannapolis. A memorial service is scheduled
for 3 p.m. Saturday September 29 at Midway United Methodist Church in
Kannapolis. The Rev. Dave Cash and the Rev. Burt Williams will officiate.
The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Midway United Methodist Church
(We Care Fund), 108 Bethpage Road, Kannapolis, NC 28081.
The family wishes to thank the staffs of Morning Side of Concord, Five
Oaks, and Hospice for the care and compassion Jim received while there.