The Norman Transcript


February 3, 2013

Cory Finley, Amber Jane Finley

NORMAN — Funeral services for Cory Finley, 24, and his 3-year-old daughter, Amber Jane Finley will begin at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, in The Chapel of Havenbrook Funeral Home, 3401 Havenbrook St. in Norman with Bruce Ingram presiding.

The Finley family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at the Havenbrook Funeral Home.

Cory was born May 12, 1988 in Tulsa, Okla. the son of Richard Sherman Leroy and Connie (Wohnoutka) Finley. Amber Jane was born Dec. 12, 2009, in Norman, the daughter of Cory Jonathon Lee and Andra Nicole (Drake) Finley. They both passed away early Wednesday morning, Jan. 30, 2013 in their home as the result of a house fire. Amber’s little pet dog, Buster, was found curled up beside her, where he also died, trying his best to protect little Amber.

Cory enjoyed computers, playing the guitar and the drums. He also enjoyed playing the internet-based games, Everquest and World of Warcraft, where he was known as Donos.

Cory was employed for a brief time at Thunderbird Casino, where he worked as an IT Technician.

Nothing brought him more joy than spending time with his little princess, Amber. He enjoyed playing with her and doing anything to make her laugh. He was a great daddy to Amber and the two of them will be missed very much.

Amber enjoyed little tea parties, jumping on Granny and Grandpa’s bed, spinning ‘round and ‘round, playing hide ‘n seek, and taking bike rides to the park on the back of her daddy’s bicycle.

Amber loved shopping and even at the young age of three-years-old, was quite good at it. She enjoyed singing along with the radio while taking car rides, and watching Nick, Jr. TV. Some of her favorite shows are Dora the Explorer, Despicable Me, Cinderella and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

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