Found him on the 1940 Other Places, Blount, Tennessee census (dist 5-5 img 10) as Ben Finger
FINGER, BEN - of Friendsville died Saturday, May 16, 2009 at home with his wife and family at his side. He was born May 23, 1927 in Blount County, the next to the youngest of 8 children. He was preceded in death by his parents, Luther and Hattie Purkey Finger; two toddler sisters, Edna Finger and Ruth Finger; brother and sister-in-law, Gordon and Mary Graves Finger; sister and brother-in-law, Daisy and Raymond Graves; brother, Burl Finger; brother and sister-in-law, Max and Mary Etta Harmon Finger; nephews, L.H. Graves and Richard Finger; nieces, Joan Finger Hipps and Dorothy Graves Beasley; parents-in-law, Joe and Ada Johnson Guider; step father-in-law, Richard Endsley; brothers-in-law, Charles Guider and Edward Gregory; sister-in-law, Jean Guider.
He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Reba Guider Finger and their children, daughters and sons-in-law, Connie and Cliff Marcev of Richmond, VA, Janie and Dexter Harvey of Kingsport, TN, Shelia and Rocky Anderson of Greenback; son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Missy Jeffries Finger of Friendsville; eight grandchildren, Jessica and Katie Marcev, Deryk and Shane Harvey, Alex (Jessica) Anderson, Billy (Miranda) Anderson, Leah and Jake Finger; two great grandsons, Dylen and Maison Harvey; two unborn grandchildren, Emma and Tate Anderson.
Ben Finger was a witty, generous kind man who loved his life and lived with great determination. He was blessed with the ability to remember events, dates, and details. He attended Friendsville High School, served in the Navy from 1945-1949. He became a member of the Alcoa 25 Year Club in 1977 and retired in 1989 with 41 years of service. He attended Unitia Holiness Church serving as treasurer for 30 years.
Ben bravely dealt with Pulmonary Fibrosis and daily showed determination and great faith.
The funeral service will be at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, May 19, 2009 in Smith's Trinity Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Guider, Rev. Gene Honeycutt, and Carl Guider officiating. The interment will be at 2:30 pm, Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at Unitia Cemetery, immediately following a viewing at the church from 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm.