Associates

  • 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.

  • James M Blevins

    General Manager

    James "Mike" Blevins has provided caring services to those in need in the Chattanooga area for many years—including nearly 3 decades with Chattanooga Funeral Home—serving the Chattanooga area as a location manager. Mike attended Lakeview Fort Oglethorpe High School and graduated from Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service in 1989. He is an active member of Jones Memorial United Methodist Church where he serves as an usher and on the hospitality team.

  • Stephen E Pike

    Vice President

    Stephen Pike is a 3rd-generation funeral director and has been associated with Chattanooga Funeral Home since the early 1990s. He is a graduate of the McCallie School and the University of the South at Sewanee.

    Stephen is a deacon at Silverdale Baptist Church and currently serves on the board of directors of Volunteers in Medicine, Junior Achievement of Chattanooga and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He is a past president of Hamilton Place Rotary Club, former chairman of Volunteers in Medicine, past president of Brainerd East Hamilton County Chamber of Commerce, former vice-chairman of Bethel Bible Village and former chairman of the deacons at Silverdale Baptist Church.

    Stephen has been married to his wife for since the 1990s and they have 1 daughter.

  • Thomas S Tallent

    General Manager

    Thomas graduated from Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science in 1978 and he has served the families of the Chattanooga and Hixson areas for over 3 decades with compassion, respect and dignity. Tom takes pride assisting families during such a challenging time in life and feels blessed to be able to lessen the stress of funeral planning. His desire is for each family to feel comforted and valued as they cherish the memories of their loved one. When Tom is not working he and his wife enjoy watching trains, planes, traveling and participating in community activities.

  • Darrin L Wolfe

    General Manager

    A native of Chattanooga, Darrin Wolfe has been caring for and comforting families since the 1990s. He earned his degree in funeral service education from Jefferson State in Birmingham, Alabama, and his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of South Carolina. Darrin has an innate ability to recognize and be sensitive to each and every need of the families he serves. With close attention to detail he makes each funeral service special and unique.

    Throughout the years Darrin has been involved in numerous civic organizations. He has served on the board of directors for hospice, in various capacities in his local church and is currently serving as the Sunday school president. He is an avid cycler and enjoys the various outdoor adventures Chattanooga has to offer. Darren especially enjoys spending time with his large family and close friends.