Manchester Funeral Home was founded in 1932 and has been in continuous operation at its location of 214 East Main Street in Manchester, 2 blocks off of the town square. Tim Kilgore, Owner/General Manager, and Foy Rigney, Assistant Manager, both licensed funeral directors and embalmers hold years of experience and knowledge in the funeral profession. Shannon Hill joined our staff in March 2012 as funeral director and embalmer, having graduated in 2011 from the John A. Gupton College in Nashville, TN. Tim is also involved in the management and operations of Coffee County Funeral Chapel, Tullahoma Funeral Home and Manchester Crematory. He also serves the citizens of Manchester as an Alderman on the board of Mayor and Alderman.
Kimberly Branch is our Family Service Counselor and takes care of pre-need arrangements. She along with Tim Kilgore, Foy Rigney or Shannon Hill, can answer your questions and assist you with pre arrangements that will suit your needs, whatever they may be.
Our non-licensed assistants include Mildred Dunn, Helen Merrill, Juanita Brown, Nina Bynum, H.D. Crosslin, Sammy York, A.C. Rogers, Mike Sellars, Jim Smith and Ewin L. Rigney. Gina Thomas is our administrative assistant and takes care of the day-to-day operations of the business office. These folks are well known and respected in our community and are here to serve our families by making them feel at home during a difficult time.
Our Funeral Home offers a spacious and caring atmosphere. The building is fully handicap accessible, built with everyone in mind. The additional parking area, new handicap accessible restrooms and a spacious lounge are just a few more conveniences created with everyone in mind.
A chapel which can easily accommodate seating of 300 people, and three roomy viewing rooms for family and friends to visit with one another are just some of what Manchester Funeral Home has to offer. Recent upgrades to the facility, such as new interior paint and carpeting give the building a brighter look, but still retains its warm homelike atmosphere. Friends and family are welcome to bring food into the funeral home to be placed in the kitchen where there is coffee, bottled water, silverware, plates, napkins, microwave and a refrigerator furnished by the funeral home for your use and convenience. Our funeral home also has an on site Crematory to take care of those who choose cremation. By having the crematory on site, the family can be assured that their loved one will not be taken to an out of town facility and will be in our care throughout the entire cremation process. Tim Kilgore is certified by the Cremation Association of North America as a certified crematologist.
During a most unfortunate time for families, our facility provides the comfort of home along with a staff who is just as comforting. Our staff presents a professionalism of serving families during a difficult time and takes pride in doing so.
A Wall of Memory which displays the names our funeral home has served over the years from 1934 to present is displayed along the main hall.