Associates

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    Eugene M Pike

    President

    Gene is a 2nd-generation funeral director and embalmer and has been affiliated with Chattanooga Funeral Home since the 1950s, serving as president and florist from 1974. Gene attended the University of Chattanooga, obtained an associate's degree in education at a junior college in Nashville, and is a graduate of John A. Gupton Mortuary College. A 1959 licensed funeral director and embalmer in the states of Tennessee and Georgia, he oversees 4 funeral homes, 2 cemeteries, a florist and the Chattanooga Care Center.

    Gene is a member of the Chairman's Council since 1985 and has served as a longtime chairman of the board for John A. Gupton Mortuary College. Serving in various organizations in Chattanooga through the years, Gene is the past president and board member of the Walter B. Boehm Birth Defect Center, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Chattanooga, Contact of Chattanooga Telephone Ministry and the Half Century Club of Chattanooga. He currently serves as the vice president of awards for the Freedom Foundation of Valley Forge-Chattanooga Chapter, a half-century member and past president of the Civitan Club and a lifetime honorary member of the Chattanooga Chapter Vietnam Veterans. In 2002, Gene received the East Brainerd Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Service Award. He serves as a deacon and was the past finance chairman and president of the Friendship Sunday School Class at Ridgedale Baptist Church, where he and his wife attend church.

    Married since 1959, Gene and his wife have a son, a daughter-in-law and a granddaughter.

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    Kevin L Mcdowd

    Funeral Director

    Kevin has been serving Chattanooga area families since 2007. He graduated from Mid-America College of Funeral Service in 2001 and earned his Bachelor of Arts from Ottawa University. He is licensed as a funeral director in Indiana, Ohio and Tennessee. Kevin is a US Coast Guard veteran and also served as a Merchant Marine. He and his wife live in the East Brainerd area. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, swimming and biking with his family.

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    William D Owens

    Funeral Director

    William was born in Chattanooga and grew up in Rossville, Georgia. Bill entered funeral service at an early age and has been serving families in the Chattanooga area for over 4 decades, most of that time with Chattanooga Funeral Home. He is a graduate of Rossville High School and attended the National Foundation of Funeral Service in Chicago, Illinois. 

    Bill is a longtime member and past president of the Ooltewah-Collegedale Kiwanis Club. He has served on the Kiwanis Board of Directors and has also served as lieutenant  governor of the Kiwanis Kentucky-Tennessee District, Division 3. Bill loves serving the children of the world through Kiwanis International. He has also served on the board of directors of Open Arms Care in Ooltewah. He is a longtime member of Redemption Point Church of God where he currently serves as a deacon on the pastor's counsel.

    Bill and his wife have been married since the 1970s and have 2 children and 2 grandchildren.