C. Todd Garrett Senior Funeral Director/Embalmer
Todd is a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the State of Tennessee. He is the manager of Garrett Funeral Home. He is a native of Damascus, Virginia, and attended Holston High School where he was the captain and quarterback of the football team. He attended the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, Cincinnati, Ohio, where he graduated sixth in his class "Cum Laude" in 1992 with an Associate Degree in Mortuary Science. He is a member of the Virginia Institute of Funeral Professionals, former president of the Southwest Virginia Funeral Directors Association, and member of the Damascus Citizens Club. He is a member of the First Baptist Church and has a son, Nicholas Peyton Garrett, and a daughter, Madison Nicolle Garrett.
Robert L. Linkous Location Manager ~ Funeral Director ~ Embalmer
Robert is a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the State of Tennessee. Robert is also a Licensed Insurance Agent in the Commonwealth of Virginia and currently is appointed with Global Atlantic Financial Group / Forethought Life Insurance Company. Robert is a 1986 graduate of Castlewood High School and a 2008 graduate of John Tyler Community College in Chesterfield, Virginia with an Associates Degree in Funeral Services. Robert and his wife, Sharon Bays Linkous, have three children, Marley Christine, Robert Hayden, and Aubrey James and currently lives in St. Paul, VA. Robert is a member of the Southwest Virginia Funeral Directors Association and is also a member of the Castlewood Lions Club and is active in other community organizations. Robert is the youngest son of Shirley Hobbs Linkous and the late Charlie Linkous of Castlewood, Virginia.
Owen Parks Apprentice Funeral Director & Embalmer
Owen is a native of Washington County, VA and is the son of Steve and Zaria Parks. Owen graduated in 2017 from Holston High School as class president and is currently serving his apprenticeship to become a licensed funeral director and embalmer. He is also attending Virginia Highlands Community College and plans to enter mortuary college in the spring of 2019. He is a member of the Damascus Citizens Club and Mount Rogers Appalachian Trail Club.
Toni Teaster Funeral Assistant
Toni Teaster, is a lifelong resident of Bristol, VA and serves as a Funeral Assistant. She is a graduate of David Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN and has a Bachelors Degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology. She currently lives in Bristol, VA with her husband, Chris and two children. She enjoys photography, gardening, and refinishing antiques.
Vann Seal Funeral Assistant
Vann is a life long resident of Bristol and retired from Electro-Mechanical Corporation after 31 years of service. Vann has a Bachelor of Theology degree from V.B.C. Bible Institute, entering the ministry in 1987. He currently pastors Pleasant View Baptist Church in Glade Spring, VA. He and his wife Dianne live in Bristol, VA and have four children and 13 grandchildren.
Kim Ryburn Administrative Assistant
Kim is a native of Smyth County, VA. She graduated from Chilhowie High School, Chilhowie, VA. She is a resident of Damascus, Washington County, VA since 2002. Kim has a son, Shane Ryburn. She loves spending time with family and friends.