Charlie Clifton Finch Jr. died Oct. 29. Born in 1943, Finch began his career with the Flue-cured Stabilization Corp. in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, as an administrative assistant, becoming the chief administrative officer and manager of member relations.
In 1998, he became managing director of the Burley Stabilization Corp. in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Finch had been a member of several influential tobacco organizations, such as the Tobacco Industry Leadership Group and the Duke Homestead and Tobacco Museum.
He was a member of the policy development board of the North Carolina Cooperative Council and inducted by North Carolina State University as a “Tobacco Great.”