Meet Our Staff | Williamson & Sons Funeral Home
funeral home and cremations in Soddy-Daisy, TN

Our staff provides excellent funeral planning services

We have years of experience caring for families from all walks of life, cultures and faiths. Our unsurpassed staff and our family provide kind, caring, professional service. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession who are dedicated to excellence in service, adhere to the highest funeral industry standards, and have exceptional integrity. We consistently earn phenomenally high customer satisfaction survey results.

Our licensed, professional staff is here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call 423-332-1515 anytime. We will even come to you to make arrangements in the comfort of your home.

Prompt, compassionate service is always just a phone call away, where and when you need it.

Our Leadership Team

Our Leadership Team

Greg Gormanson and Jimmy Williamson II

Greg and Jimmy have worked side by side for many years.  They both started their careers in funeral service in the family business at Williamson and Sons.  Greg and Jimmy continue our tradition of service as the only Funeral Directors in our area to work directly with all three of our founding family members, Jimmy Williamson, Sr., Gabby Williamson and Chuck Williamson.  They are committed to carry on the family business in the manner that has earned your trust since 1950.


History of Service from the Williamson Family

History of Service from the Williamson Family

Three Generations of Service

Carrying on the service and commitment of the late Jimmy Williamson, Sr. for decades are seated, Chuck Williamson and the late Gabby Williamson, standing are Greg Gormanson and Jimmy Williamson, II.


Mr. James G. Williamson II

Mr. James G. Williamson II

President

"Jimmy" graduated from Soddy-Daisy High School in 1985 and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 1991, earning a B.S. in Business Management. In 1994, he earned his Funeral Director License, and in 1995, he earned his Insurance License. Jimmy serves in a leadership role as our President. He has been married to his wife, Tanya, since 1992, and they have two children, Halie and Anna. Jimmy recalls, "I grew up working at the funeral home and have been full time for over 25 years."

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Mr. Greg Gormanson

Mr. Greg Gormanson

Managing Partner

Greg is a native of Soddy-Daisy living on Mowbray Mountain in his early years.  He and his family now call the Lewis Chapel Community home. Greg graduated from Soddy-Daisy High School in the class of 1992.  After high school, he attended John A. Gupton College of Mortuary Science in Nashville and graduated in the class of 1994.  He is a licensed funeral director and embalmer in the state of Tennessee and Georgia and a member of the Tennessee Academy of Graduate Embalmers.  Greg started his career at Williamson and Sons in 1992 and has over 30 years of experience caring for families in their time of need.  He serves in a leadership role as our Managing Partner.

Greg and his family are members of Christ Family Church in Soddy-Daisy.  He has been involved with several civic organizations including the Lions Club and Kiwanis International, where he is a past president.  Greg is very active in Men's Ministry, Outreach programs and Community events.

An avid outdoorsman, he enjoys fishing, hunting and spending time with his family. 

Greg is married to Christina Gormanson and they have three sons, Dominick, Nick and Grant and two granddaughters, Blakelynn and Opal.

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Mr. Marvin J. Williamson

Mr. Marvin J. Williamson

Funeral Director

"Chuck" relates that he was born and raised in the funeral service business. His father founded the funeral home, and his parents, Jimmy and Betty Williamson, were both very active in the community and in helping families at their time of need.  When Chuck and his family take new families into their care, they become part of the family too.

Chuck is a founding member of the Soddy-Daisy Kiwanis Club as well as a member of the Soddy-Daisy Chamber of Commerce, Tennessee Walking Horse Association, and has been a licensed funeral director since 1974.

Chuck and his wife, Terry, have been married since 1985, and they have two sons, Cade and Zac.


Mr. David Smith

Mr. David Smith

Apprentice Funeral Director and Apprentice Embalmer

David is a graduate of Chattanooga High school Class of 1989. He is currently enrolled in John A. Gupton College of Mortuary Science. David is working towards his goal of becoming dual licensed in the role of Funeral Director and Embalmer.  Prior to joining the funeral service, David spent 30 years in retail management with a couple different retailers.

David is married to Candi Smith, and together they have 5 children. 3 boys, Kirston, Justin and Brayden, 2 Daughters, Alexis and Khloe. David and his family are members of Christ Family Church in Soddy Daisy.

David is an avid sports fan, loves College football. The most important thing to him is spending time and making cherishable memories with his family.

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Ms. Jessica Ferguson

Ms. Jessica Ferguson

Office Manager

Jessica graduated from Notre Dame High School in 2008 and attended Georgetown College. Prior to joining the staff of Williamson and Sons in 2016, she was the bar manager for The Melting Pot of Chattanooga and the Sales and Marketing Manager for CPR Cell Phone Repair of Chattanooga. She married her husband, John, in September of 2017.

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Mr. Dan Newsom

Mr. Dan Newsom

Family Service Counselor

Dan is a licensed life insurance agent and prearrangement specialist. His love for helping families has allowed him to continue in this field for over 18 years.

A lifelong resident of the area, Dan is happily married to his wife, Stefani. Together they share two children, Katie (Dakota) Hooker and Drew Newsom, as well as two grandchildren, Peylee and Tripp. 

He attends Rechoboth Baptist Church in Soddy Daisy. 


The Late Mr. James G. Williamson Sr.

The Late Mr. James G. Williamson Sr.

Founder

The late James G. "Jimmy" Williamson, Sr. founded Williamson & Sons Funeral Home in 1957, where he served as an active licensed funeral director for 56 years. He was a World War II veteran in the U.S. Army. Jimmy was well known in the area for doing whatever he could to help people during their times of need. He had a special kindness and compassion for people from all walks of life that came through to all who knew him. He was very energetic and visited local hospitals and managed an ambulance service for many years. Some of his past community memberships include Soddy Church of Christ, Soddy Masonic Lodge #418 F&AM (54 years), charter member of the Scottish Rite Society (50 years), lifetime member of the Alhambra Shrine, past commander of Cherokee Post #107 of the American Legion (58 years), VFW # 4848 (58 years), Soddy Lions Club (54 years), Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame, Tennessee Funeral Director's Association, National Funeral Director's Association, Chairman - Hamilton County Election Commission, Vice Mayor - Soddy-Daisy City Commission, Hamilton County Bond Board, Equality Board, Grand Jury Board - Tennessee Walking Horse Association, Rivermont and Dayton Golf Clubs, and charter member of Quail Unlimited - Georgia Quail Hunting Club. He founded the Soddy-Daisy Business Association.


The Late Mr. James G. Williamson Jr.

The Late Mr. James G. Williamson Jr.

Funeral Director/Embalmer

The late James "Gabby" Williamson, Jr. graduated from John A. Gupton College of Mortuary Science in 1966. He went on to obtain his Tennessee Funeral Directors and Embalming License also in 1966. A lifelong resident of Soddy-Daisy, he was married to his wife, Mary Lou, for over 40 years. Gabby has five children: two sons, three daughters, and nine grandchildren. He served as dual licensed funeral director and embalmer in the state of Tennessee and Georgia. 

Ms. Terry Lynn Williamson

Ms. Terry Lynn Williamson

Ambassador

Terry graduated from Central High School in 1974. She attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Chattanooga State Technical College. Prior to joining the funeral home staff in 1993, she worked as a legal secretary, an affiliate real estate broker, political campaign manager, and certified pharmacy technician. She is married to Chuck Williamson, and they have two sons, Cade and Zac, and two grandchildren, Jacob and Taylor.


Ms. Anita Brown

Ms. Anita Brown

Ambassador/Funeral Assistant

Anita is a 1964 graduate of Soddy Daisy High School. She attended Edmondson College and is retired from Erlanger. She currently works for Soddy Daisy High School in their cafeteria program. She has two children and five grandchildren. She has been with Williamson and Sons since August 2018. 


Ms. Susan Dalton

Ms. Susan Dalton

Ambassador/Funeral Assistant

Susan is a graduate of Soddy Daisy High School. She retired from TVA after 43 years of service and has been married to her husband, Duane for 37 year. They share two children , Monica and Bryson together. Susan loves spending her time with her family and her grandchildren. She has been with the Williamson and Sons family since 2019. 


Ms. Beverly Heard

Ms. Beverly Heard

Ambassador/Funeral Assistant

Beverly is a 1962 graduate of Soddy-Daisy High School. She retired from Dupont after 38 years of service in 2003. She joined the funeral home staff in 2007. She and her husband, Billy "Punk," have two daughters, Suzanne and Amy, and four grandchildren, Courtney, Taylor, Makayla and Katie. She is a member of Sequoyah Baptist Tabernacle, where she plays the piano. Her hobbies are scrapbooking, traveling, and spending time with her family.


Rev. Carl Hunsucker

Rev. Carl Hunsucker

Ambassador/Funeral Assistant

Brother Carl has served with the funeral home since 2002 and notes that "helping families in their trying hours is rewarding work." He expresses thanks to the Williamson family and staff for allowing him to work with families at the funeral home. He wishes God's blessings on each and every one.


Ms. Bobbi Hunsucker

Ms. Bobbi Hunsucker

Ambassador/Funeral Assistant

Bobbi has been with Williamson and Sons since 2014. She has been married to Brother Carl Hunsucker for 58 years and they have 1 son, Royal Edward, 2 grandsons, Cody and Brent and 1 great grandson Elijah Garrett. She is originally from Sale Creek and graduated from Sale Creek High School in 1957. 


Mr. Charles Ingle

Mr. Charles Ingle

Ambassador/Funeral Assistant/ Funeral Home Chaplain

Charles has been with the funeral home since 2010. He graduated from Soddy-Daisy High School in 1963. He is a veteran of the US Air Force and a graduate of Edmondson College. He is a lifelong resident of Soddy-Daisy. He and his wife Diane have two sons, Jason and Jarrett, and two granddaughters, Macy and Savannah.


Mr. Melvin Kennedy

Mr. Melvin Kennedy

Ambassador/Funeral Assistant

Melvin has been with the staff of Williamson and Sons for 4 years after retiring from O'Neal Steel after 22 years. He and his late wife, Catherine, have 2 sons, 4 grandsons, and 6 great grandchildren. 


Ms. Carolyn Mahaffey

Ms. Carolyn Mahaffey

Ambassador/Funeral Assistant

Carolyn has been with the funeral home since 2010. She is lifelong resident of Sale Creek, Tennessee. She had one son, Max McDonald, who passed away on December 17, 2002.


Ms. Mary Moore

Ms. Mary Moore

Ambassador/Funeral Assistant

Mary graduated from Soddy-Daisy High school in 1964 and married her husband, Danny, in 1965. They have 2 children, Sonia Shonta Rogers and Danny Moore, Jr. Prior to joining the staff at Williamson and Sons in 2016, Mary worked for a collection service agency for 13 years and Hixson Pike Medical Center for 5 years. Mary is also an active member at the Church of God. 


Mr. Joe Morgan

Mr. Joe Morgan

Ambassador/Funeral Assistant

Joe was born in Alabama and worked for Dupont for 39 years and drove the school bus for Hamilton County for 19 years. Joe started with the funeral home 2022. He has been member of Lupton Drive Baptist Church since 1966. Joe has been married to the only lady in his life, Tiny, for 58 years. They have two daughters, Kim Myers and Jill Roach. The Lord has blessed him with four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. 


Mr. David Neal

Mr. David Neal

Ambassador/Funeral Assistant/ Funeral Home Chaplain

David was born and raised in Soddy Daisy, TN. He has been married to his wife, Linda, for 53 years and they share two children together, Tracy and Mike. They also have five grandchildren and four great grandchildren. David is retired from the trucking industry after 45 years of service. He serves as the assistant pastor of Union Springs Baptist Church. 


Mr. John T. Nichols

Mr. John T. Nichols

Ambassador/Funeral Assistant

John has been with the funeral home since 2010. John owned and operated Nichols Marine for 20 years. He is now a retired sportsman. He and his wife, Crystal, have three children, Tessa, Paul and Joseph, and four grandchildren. He is an active member of Calvary Baptist Church in Red Bank.


Ms. Crystal Nichols

Ms. Crystal Nichols

Ambassador/Funeral Assistant

Crystal has been with the funeral home since 2010. She and her husband, John, have three children, Tessa, Paul and Joseph, and four grandchildren. She is retired from the Falling Water Elementary School office staff. She enjoys painting and is an active member of Calvary Baptist Church in Red Bank.


Mr. Kevin Weaver

Mr. Kevin Weaver

Ambassador/Funeral Assistant/ Funeral Home Chaplain

Kevin graduated Soddy-Daisy High School in 1991. He married his wife, Cathy, on Feb 3, 1996. Cathy is a school teacher at Harrison Elementary.  They share two sons, Seth, 20,  who is enrolled at UTC and Caleb, 25, who teaches at Lafayette High School. Caleb and his wife Morgan live in Ringgold.

Kevin worked for 31 years as a pipefitter in Local union 43 in Chattanooga. He also pastored in North Georgia for several years.

Kevin is currently pastor of Middle Cross Baptist in Hixson.

"I enjoy giving back to the community and being the hands and feet of our Lord. The staff at Williamson and Sons are absolutely the best. I enjoy helping out and assisting in any way I can."


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Williamson & Sons Funeral Home
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8852 Dayton Pike
| Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379
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Tel: 423-332-1515
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