Asociados

  • Brian Scott Davidson

    Manager

    A native of Newport, Tennessee, Brian attended Middle Tennessee State University and graduated from Nashville's John A. Gupton College in 2003 with a degree in mortuary science. Since graduation, he has lived and worked in Middle Tennessee, serving the majority of that time as a member of our team. Service has been a life-long passion of Brian's, and he receives great fulfillment in helping people celebrate the lives of others.

    Brian and his beautiful wife are proud parents of 3 daughters. They reside just west of Nashville, where Brian enjoys fishing, hunting and being outdoors.

  • Rodney Wells

    General Manager

    Rodney Wells is a Mid-America College of Funeral Service graduate and has provided professional, compassionate care to Nashville-area families since 1986. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with family, friends and his Westie, and cheering on the Tennessee Titans and Kentucky Wildcats.

  • Ken Alan Hodges

    Funeral Director

    Ken was born in Tullahoma, Tennessee, and graduated Tullahoma High School, attended Middle Tennessee State University and graduated Nashville's John A Gupton Mortuary College. Currently serving as a funeral director on our team, he finds his career rewarding, knowing he is able to help people during their time of grief and loss. In his spare time, Ken enjoys the outdoors, gardening, traveling and spending time at his mountain property in Sewanee, Tennessee.

  • Media L McClain

    Funeral Director

    A graduate of John A. Gupton College of Mortuary Science in Nashville, Tennessee, Media "Lynn" McClain has been a funeral director since the 1990s.

    After relocating to Jupiter in 2011 with her family, Lynn joined Aycock-Riverside Funeral and Cremation Center. After experiencing a great loss of her own at a young age, Lynn understands the challenges a family faces during times of loss and strives to meet their service expectations.

    Lynn loves to spend time with her family and volunteer at her daughter’s school. She is also involved with Christ Fellowship Church.

  • Opie Ryan Padgett

    Funeral Director

    James Ryan "Opie" Padgett is a native Tennessean who has worked in funeral service since the age of 16. He graduated from John A. Gupton College in 2001 where he received the nickname "Opie." A licensed funeral director and embalmer for years, Ryan joined the Dignity family in 2006 and has held various roles within the organization. He currently resides in the Una community of Nashville. He enjoys traveling, history, arts and time with his family.

  • John Andrew Pavlek

    Funeral Director

    John Pavlek was born in northern Wisconsin and involved with funeral service in the Catholic church from the age of 8. He received his undergraduate degree after attending Benedictine College near Chicago, Illinois, and College of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. John served in law enforcement in his early 20s until the passing of his parents prompted him to pursue funeral service.

    He moved to Phoenix, Arizona, in 1992 and graduated from Cypress College of Mortuary Science in California in 1994. John served in Arizona, Idaho, Utah and Texas before moving to Nashville in 2007. With about 3 decades of funeral service experience, John currently serves as a funeral director and embalmer in Nashville and has worked guest services at the Grand Ole Opry since 2007.

  • Alice Grace Whitaker