Joseph Lane Findley Jr., aged 72, passed away on November 18, 2021, surrounded by his loving family.
He is preceded in death by his parents Joseph Lane Findley, Sr., and Shirley Vierra Goodwin; as well as his stepmother Corable Byrd Findley, sisters Dixie Goodwin and Donna Jo Findley DuBose, and nephew Michael Alton DuBose.
He is survived by his wife Patti Hurst Findley and daughter Jessica Findley Valentin (Fernando). He is also survived by his siblings LaGina Findley Contorno, Cynthia Wey, Peggy Walker, and Mark Goodwin; as well as his brother-in-law Alton DuBose, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other friends and family.
He was born in Oakland, California, and grew up in Birmingham, Alabama, where he attended Ramsay High School.
Mr. Findley was a proud Past Commandant of the Howlin’ “Mad” Smith Detachment of the Marine Corps League, the American Legion Post 171, and the Fleet Reserve Association. He bravely served our country as a United States Marine from 1967-1970, during which he served two tours in Vietnam.
A visitation will be held at Jefferson Memorial in Trussville on Wednesday, November 24, 2021, from 10:00AM-11:00AM, with a funeral service commencing at 11:00AM. The service will continue at the Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo at 1:15PM.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the HMS Detachment Scholarship Fund (ATTN: John Hilmer, 1529 4th St. N.W., Birmingham, AL 35215).