8/19/1968 to 12/30/2021
Our friend, neighbor, husband, father and fellow avid outdoorsmen, Robbie Finnell is now in the care of our Lord God. His sudden passing occurred on Dec. 30, 2021, and he is dearly missed.
Robbie was born in Chicago to Robert K. Finnell Sr. and Debra Layhew, in 1968. He grew up in the region and graduated from Indiana University, with a degree in business. Known for his tall frame and big laugh, Robbie was a family man. They will remember all the time spent skiing, hiking, trail riding/motocrossing, and just enjoying each other’s company. He found his home here in Stites, Idaho, and enjoyed serving his community as a county assessor for the past seven years.
Robbie is preceded in death by his father, Robert K. Finnell Sr.; his grandfather, Kay Robert Finnell, and grandmother, Pat Finnell. Also, his maternal grandfather Richard Parro, and grandmother Dolores Parro and uncles Richard Parro Jr. and Dennis Parro.
Robbie is survived by his loving wife Susan Finnell, son Zach Phenix, daughter-in-law Rebecca Phenix, granddaughter Remi Phenix, of Idaho; his mother Debra Layhew, of Indiana; his step-mom Judy Finnell, of Illinois; his sister Renee Finnell, and brother Wesley Layhew, of Indiana; his aunt Wendy Finnell, of Arizona; his aunt Joyce Finnell-King and husband Jim King, of Spain; his niece Sierra Layhew and nephew Calvin Layhew, of Indiana; as well as numerous loved cousins.
There is a pending Zoom Meeting to Celebrate the rich life of Robbie Finnell, date to be announced.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to his final expenses instead. Thank you.