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Thomas (Tommy) North Jr.

Thomas (Tommy) North Jr.

Owner & CEO, Funeral Director & Embalmer, Notary Public

A native of Kingsport, TN, he is the son of Thomas H. North, Sr. and the late Ann Francis North. He is a 1973 graduate of Daniel Boone High School and went on to earn a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Middle Tennessee State University. In 1994 he completed an Associate of Arts degree in Mortuary Science at John A. Gupton College in Nashville, TN. Mr. North is a licensed funeral director and embalmer, Notary Public and a licensed insurance agent.. 

Following a twenty year banking career, seven years of which were spent in Anchorage, Alaska, he answered his call to ministry through funeral service. He was employed by Harpeth Family Funeral Services in the Nashville community for more than ten years prior to purchasing Watson-Gamble Funeral Home in 2004. 


Kenneth 'Buck' Tucker

Kenneth "Buck" Tucker

Support Staff



Michael Ray-Hill

Michael Ray-Hill

Pre-Need Specialist, Insurance Agent, Notary Public

Michael Ray Hill joined Watson-North Funeral Home in April of 2015 as a Pre-arrangement and insurance specialist. A native of Winchester and a 1977 graduate of Franklin County High School, Michael is the son of Edwin Ray Hill and the late Ida Burks Hill. Michael brings more than 32 years of experience in the insurance industry, 25 of which were spent with Liberty National Life and 7 years as an independent agent. Michael and his wife Ginger Steele Hill have one son, Justin Michael Hill (Laura Lavender) and 2 grandchildren, Makenzie and Austin. Michael and his wife attend the Decherd Nazarene Church where he teaches the Merry Hearts Senior Sunday School Class and serves as an usher.


Wanda Woodlee

Wanda Woodlee

Administrative Manager



Travis Rowe

Travis Rowe

Non-Licensed Funeral Home Assistant



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