Family Login:

Mr. James Coach Findley

Share This Obituary


Memories & Candles

“Mrs. Findley, I was saddened to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Both Coach and you have had a great impact...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Jay Rucker - HHS 1990

“Mimi, I did not know your husband but I remember you from our growing up days in Dothan. May the Lord God give you his peace that passes all...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Marvin Lewis III

“Mrs Findley, I was very sorry to hear about the passing of Coach. You and he were always the very best to all our children. May God be with you in...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: DeWayne Rucker

“Mimi I was sad to hear of Coach Findley's passing. Thinking of you and the family at this time. ”
4 of 13 | Posted by: Lynn Hall Shields, HHS 1968

“Mimi and Family, Both you and "Coach Findley" were a very important part of my school life, and I will always remember you. Please know that many...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: jackson bridges

“WE LOVE EACH OF YOU AND WE ARE SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. ”
6 of 13 | Posted by: MARY ANN & RONNIE JUSTISS

“Please know that I am so sorry for your great loss. I grew up with the two of you and I know how special of a relationship you two always had. But...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Ellen "Brown" Esco

“OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. ”
8 of 13 | Posted by: TEAMMATES AND PATIENTS OF DAVITA ELMORE

“John: I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: Beverly McDonald

“On behalf of the staff of Ellison Funeral Home, I extend our heartfelt sympathy and assistance in your time of need. ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Ken Hammock

“Mimi, Jimmy and John, My heart goes out to you. Please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers. Love La Juana and Pat Peeples ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: La Juana Findley Peeples

“Mimi: So sorry to learn of your husband's death. You are in our thoughts and prayers to help you through this difficult time. ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Carl and Patricia McCullers

“Our love and prayers are with each of you. Coach Findley was a special person and will forever be remembered for the wonderful life he lived and the...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Darlene and Jerry


FINDLEY, Mr. James Coach, age 70, a resident of Holtville, Alabama died Friday, December 15, 2006. Funeral services will be held Monday, December 18, 2006 at 11:00 AM at Cains Chapel United Methodist Church with Rev. Jason Adams and Rev. Butch Earnest officiating. Interment will follow in Cains Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery with Ellison Funeral Home of Wetumpka directing. Mr. Findley is survived by his wife of 48 years, Mimi Findley of Holtville, AL; mother, Velma H. Findley of Clanton, AL; two sons, Jimmy Findley of Holtville, AL, and John (Bonnie) Findley of Wetumpka, AL; one brother, Phillip (Martha) Findley of Knoxville, TN; sister, Barbara (Billy) Miller of Clanton, AL; four grandchildren, Karsyn Findley, and Andrea, Taylor, and Erin Nahrstedt. Pallbearers will be Jimmy Hull, Tony Taylor, Lee Mercer, Billy Beck, Wade Collier, and Randy Farmer. Honorary pallbearers will be coaches, former players, and members of the Cains Chapel United Methodist Church Fellowship Sunday School Class. Mr. Findley was a Coach and Educator in the Elmore County School System for twenty-five years. From 1984-1997 he served as the Holtville High School Bulldogs head basketball coach; having led them to the final four for four consecutive years from 1993-1996, then in 1996 the Holtville bulldogs won the Class 3A basketball championship under Coach Findleys leadership. He was named coach of the year in 1992, 1993, 1994, and 1996. Coach Findley also was dedicated to the Huntington College basketball program, having served as the ladies assistant coach. In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests memorial contributions be made to Cains Chapel United Methodist Church Building Fund, 96 Lightwood Road, Deatsville, AL 36022. The family will receive friends from 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM Sunday, December 17, 2006 at the new Holtville High School Gymnasium.