Kemp was raised in Southside Virginia, where he first became interested in funeral service while working part time for the local funeral home during high school. Kemp developed a deep appreciation for the care and professionalism that was offered to families during one of the most difficult times of their lives.
Having been a licensed funeral director since the 1980s, it still makes Kemp proud when he is able to help a family make funeral arrangements, either at the time of a death or in advance through pre-arrangements.
Kemp is active in professional associations and is past president of the Virginia Funeral Directors Association. During his 4 decades in the profession he has also volunteered on various rescue squads and fire departments and has been a member of the Ruritan, Rotary and Lions clubs. Kemp and his wife live in Lynchburg and when he's not working, they both enjoy RVing and spending time with family.
Paul C Whitten
General ManagerGeneral Manager
For over 3 decades, Paul Whitten has been honored to serve families in the greater Lynchburg area through the funeral home that bears his name. Paul is a 3rd generation funeral director and from a very young age knew he wanted to follow his grandfather and firm founder, W.C. "Red" Whitten. He is a certified cremation arranger, a member of the Virginia Funeral Directors Association and past president of the Virginia Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers. He is living his childhood dream of being a funeral director. Paul and his wife, Marnie, are members of Thomas Road Baptist Church. They enjoy traveling and RVing with their children.
Jason James Davidson
Jason J. Davidson has been a funeral director on staff since 2010. He received his associate degree in funeral service from John Tyler Community College in Chester, Virginia, and also holds a bachelor’s degree in Biblical studies and a master’s degree in counseling from Cairn University in Langhorne, Pennsylvania.
Jason not only enjoys meeting new people but finds it rewarding to assist families making difficult decisions during a time of loss. Jason feels it is very important not only to take the time to listen to each family but also to be attentive to each of their needs.
The funeral service industry has drastically changed throughout the years and he considers it his personal duty to be flexible and serve each family with dignity and respect. Jason is honored to serve the community he considers family at Whitten Funeral Home.
Jason is the husband to his lovely wife and father to 3 wonderful boys. He is an active member of Hyland Heights Baptist Church in Rustburg, Virginia. Jason enjoys listening to music, watching sports and just “hanging out” with his family.
Garry S Evans
Funeral DirectorGeneral Manager
Garry Evans has serving families in the greater Lynchburg area since the 1980s. Ask Garry what still motivates him and he will tell you it is his desire to serve each family with dignity and respect, exceeding their expectations every time. Born and raised in Lynchburg, Garry now resides in Madison Heights with his wife. They are blessed with two wonderful children and love to travel and camp whenever possible.
Gina Michelle Jackson
Gina Jackson has been a funeral director at Whitten Funeral Home since September 2013. She graduated from John Tyler Community College in 2005 with a degree in funeral service. Gina has been licensed since 2007 and served families in the Alleghany and Roanoke areas before relocating to Lynchburg. Gina believes that total customer satisfaction is a number one priority. In her spare time Gina sings in the choir at her church, where she is an active member, and enjoys being with her husband and three children.
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