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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. 

Tommy is married to Doris Colvin-North and they reside in Estill Springs with their 3 furbabies. 

Email: info@watsonnorth.com


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.


Travis Rowe

Travis Rowe

Non-Licensed Funeral Home Assistant



Joshua A Jackson

Joshua A Jackson

Support Staff

Joshua "Josh" Jackson is a native of Franklin County, TN, he is the son of Doris North and Steve Jackson. He attended Rock Creek, North Middle and Franklin County High School where he graduated in 2015. He played in the band for 7 years and enjoyed the Rebel Pride concert, pep and marching band.

Josh accepted the call of God on his life at the age of 16. It was around this time that he also started following in the footsteps of Tommy North working at Custom Designs Florist and Gifts as well as Watson-North Funeral Home and Watson-North Memorial Park. If you ask Josh about his early days at Watson-North Funeral Home, he will be quick to share the details of his many hours he put in as the “Chief Weed Eater” aka “the Head Weed Eater”. He will gladly share the numerous stories of how many white fence post he groomed, as well as, all the Bumble Bee and Wasp stories. It won’t take long after meeting Josh that you will feel as if you are with a dear friend.

He know plays 9 musical instruments, plays the keyboard and is the Director of Music at the United Pentecostal Church in Winchester. He is married to Heather Williams Jackson who also works beside him at their local church. Heather is the Director of “Hands of Praise” which is a sign language team and she sings with the ensemble.

They reside in Franklin County with their little rescues; Bear and Momma Cat.

Watson-North Funeral Home and Custom Design Florist and Gifts are honored and proud to have Josh as part of their support staff.

*Non-Licensed Funeral Home Assistant

 

Telephone: 1-931-967-2345

Email: info@watsonnorth.com


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