Staff

The dedicated staff members at Tribute Funeral Homes are here to provide support, compassion, and information to help you through your journey of grief and the celebration of your loved one’s life. Our team is the greatest asset we have, and we are proud of their continued dedication to honoring each life we remember. The collaboration between our exceptional staff and the amazing families we serve is why you can expect the utmost care . Together, we make this place amazing.

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Eric Fee Family Service Director, Owner
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Kristin Fee Outreach Manager, Owner
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David D. Gillum, CPFP Funeral Director, Manager
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Thomas C. Shaw, CPFP Funeral Director Apprentice
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Deb Prescott Office Manager
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David M. McCans, CPFP Preneed Specialist
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Kendra Brewer, CPFP Family Service Specialist
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Richard Stump Family Service Assistant
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Greg Grubb Family Service Assistant
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Pastor Tony Price Family Service Assistant
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Kate Custer Family Service Assistant
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Caleb Custer Family Service Assistant
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Eric Burns Family Service Assistant
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Ethan Fee Family Service Assistant

Eric Fee

Family Service Director, Owner
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Eric Fee has over 20 years experience with bereavement and loss, as an ordained minister, Fee has served the local community through churches and grief support. In 2007, Eric purchased Brand Pope in New Madison, and purchased Oliver Floyd in 2015. He is passionate about caring for families and celebrating their loved one well. Eric enjoys working out, riding mortorcyles and spending time with his family. Eric attends EUM Church. He and his wife, Kristin, have two children abd reside outside of Greenville.

Kristin Fee

Outreach Manager, Owner
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Kristin Fee brings over 15 years of experience in sales, marketing and customer care. She is involved in her community through serving at church, volunteering at her kids school, and serving on local communities. She is a member of Rotary and serves as a board member of Mercer Savings Bank. Kristin enjoys being outside, a great cup of coffee and dark chocolate.

"People don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care."

 

David D. Gillum, CPFP

Funeral Director, Manager
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David has been working in the funeral industry since 1999. He prides himself in being compassionate, and feels it is a calling and an honor to help guide people through one of the most difficult and stressful moments in their lives. 

David is married to Tricia Gillum and they have two children. Garrett and Aislee. When he is not working, David likes spending time with his family, enjoying the outdoors and the occasional lazy day. He is not a fan of winter and cold weather, but can tolerate them both as long as he has a fireplace and a cup of hot tea.

Thomas C. Shaw, CPFP

Funeral Director Apprentice
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Thomas is currently serving as a Funeral Director Apprentice for Tribute Funeral Homes, where he strives to exceed expectations. As a lifetime resident of Greenville, he has a passion for serving others within his community. Thomas views his career more as a ministry than a job. He prides himself in treating every family he serves as his own.

Thomas is attending the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science where he is pursuing his mortuary degree. He received his bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Communications in 2018 from The Ohio State University. A community is only as strong as those within it. Thomas enjoys being active within his community and county. He is currently serving as a member of the Darke County Fairboard and volunteers as a 4-H Advisor for the Grade-A-Kids 4-H Club. As a past Ohio FFA State Officer, Thomas is active within his local, state, and National FFA Alumni chapters. Thomas is currently an active member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Greenville Knights of Columbus, Greenville Elks Lodge, and the American Milking Shorthorn Society. He is a member of the Ohio Farm Bureau and serves on the Darke County Farm Bureau Board of Trustees. He has previously served on the Ohio 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees and the Darke County 4-H Committee.

During his free time, Thomas enjoys spending time with his family, enjoying local craft beers and wines, and spoiling his nephew, Spencer. When not in a suit, you can find him working outdoors, showing dairy cattle, and improving his amateur photography skills.

Deb Prescott

Office Manager
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Deb currently serves as the Office Manager for the Greenville Campus. Her role on a daily base is always different and that is what makes it enjoyable. Deb started in the funeral industry in 1990 as a hairdresser and helping with other odd and ends at the funeral home. Her favorite part of the job is working with the families.

"It is a very difficult time in their lives, and it is a privilege to serve them," she said. "One thing about working here is that we are a team that works together. Everyone is a team player, and everyone helps each other out."

Deb lives in Ansonia, Ohio with her husband Max, whom she married in 1978. They have three children, Joe and Kelly Prescott, Teri and Matt Cross, and Sara and Nathan Smith; and 5 grandchildren, Isabela, Dominic, Addison, Ashlyn, and Avery. Max retired from General Motors after 30 years of service. He now works at Jones Driving School in Greenville, Ohio.

Deb is a member of the Ansonia United Methodist Church where she is involved in numerous committees. She worked for the Ansonia Emergency Services as an EMT-B until she retired in 2005. In her free time, Deb enjoys quilting, gardening, planting flowers, going to sporting events, and especially watching her grandkids.

David M. McCans, CPFP

Preneed Specialist
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David is a fully licensed preneed specialist for Tribute Funeral Homes. He has been planning meaningful and healing funeral services since December of 2002. In October of 2018, he was named a Certified Professional in Funeral Planning by Dr. Alan Wolfelt. David is honored to meet with families at the funeral home, their personal home or wherever someone is comfortable, to strategically and thoroughly plan their healing funeral service.

David has been a life-long resident of Darke County and currently resides in Arcanum, Ohio with his family. He and his wife, Jennifer, have two children, Meghan and Matthew. Jennifer is a local school teacher with a Master's degree in education. David is very active with youth and youth sports in Ohio and surrounding states. He is the President and Founder of Focus Fastpitch, Inc., a youth non-profit sports program here in Darke County.

When David isn't playing the role as a husband, dad, brother, son, couch, community board member, or youth activity coordinator, he uses his free time to sleep!

Kendra Brewer, CPFP

Family Service Specialist
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Kendra is a lifelong resident of Darke County and has her bachelor's degree from Indiana University in Communication Studies. She has never met a stranger, only an opportunity to make a new friend! Kendra loved people of all ages and has a passion for the grieving. She believes God has called her to comfort those on a grief journey and is honored to make it a quality time of healing.

Kendra and her husband, Chris, recently purchased her family's farm nestled back a long lane just west of Greenville where they are raising their two daughters, Klaira and Josie. Their daughters are the fifth generation to live on the farm. The brick house they now call home was built in 1901. Kendra and her family enjoy all the farm life has to offer, including their draft horses, chickens, and cows.

Richard Stump

Family Service Assistant
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Greg Grubb

Family Service Assistant
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Pastor Tony Price

Family Service Assistant
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Kate Custer

Family Service Assistant
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Caleb Custer

Family Service Assistant
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Eric Burns

Family Service Assistant
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Ethan Fee

Family Service Assistant
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