Robert Grimsley graduated from Gupton Jones Atlanta and was licensed as a Funeral Director and Embalmer in 1981. He became manager of Crossville Memorial in September of 1986. He and his daughter, Jaime, love spending their spare time together, going to Vols games, motorcycling, boating, and hanging out at their cabin “on the mountain”.
Jaime Grimsley was involved in directing childrens’ activities in her local church from 2005 to 2008. She started working for Crossville Memorial Funeral Home in 2007. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi from the University of TN in 2009 with a bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Summa cum Laude. From 2009 to 2011 she worked for Teach for America at Harding University High School and achieved a Graduate Certificate of Teaching in Secondary Biology from the University of NC, Charlotte. She acquired her Funeral Directors license in 2010.



 Lydia Silcox graduated from John A. Gupton in Nashville, TN in 2010 and acquired her Funeral Director and Embalmer license shortly thereafter. She  received her Crematory Operator Certificate from CANA in 2011. She has been working for Crossville Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. since 2009. When she is not working, She enjoys motorcycling, boating, kayaking, and hiking in the mountains. She enjoys running marathons so the funeral home is a supporter of St. Judes.
The “work force”. Jared Burgess has worked for Crossville Memorial for four years and Boyd Raper has been in the funeral business for ten years. Their dedication to their work keeps our team running smoothly.

4 thoughts on “Staff

  1. Thanks to all of the staff for their help and support during the loss of my Grandmother Violet Payne Carson and also the recent death of my father, Charles Teddy Hall. A special thanks to Robert, Jamie, and Miss Lydia for all of your kindness and generousity. Also, thanks Robert for letting me keep my lil Wolfy with me through Granny’s funeral, and to you Lydia for staying close so I could get through Granny’s songs. You are all awesome! You’re such a great group of people! You all make me proud to say, ” That’s where I come from! ” Oh! P.S., I almost forgot!!! Robert, also a special thanks for having the driver drive extra slow for Granny! That really meant so much:) God Bless ~ Sheri Renee Hall Reck

  2. Thanks to all the staff that helped with my sister Jane Roberts. she passed on Aug. 20th 2014. I would like to say thank you Lydia Silcox for being so nice to me

  3. Lisa and Family,I am saddened that I will unfertunatoly not be able to attend Andy’s After Party . I wish I could be there. I will always remember Andy as a kind, happy and always smiling man. As one of Harris’s youngest employees, I am often regarded as young by most of my peers. Andy never treated me as such. He always made me feel equal and adult . Maybe that was because he too was young at heart, and so maybe I wasn’t so much an adult, as he was a big kid inside! I will always remember him fondly, and he left that type of impact on everyone. My condolences go out to you and your family, and I hope you celebrate everything Andy tomorrow, which can only mean laughter, smiles and cheer. Sending my best wishes,Breanna Coupland

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