History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

Our History

Oak Hill, Funerals and Cremations

Oak Hill, Funeral and Cremations was established in 1979 to provide Kingsport families with the convenience of planning all funeral and cemetery arrangements in one location. The funeral home is magnificently located atop a hill within the cemetery and overlooks the city. Whether you want a small gathering or an elaborate celebration of life, we will help you create the right tribute to honor the memory of your loved one.

This 10,500-square-foot beautiful funeral home features pleasant d├ęcor, two arrangement rooms, two visitation rooms and a comfortable lounge where coffee is available for visitors. Our lovely chapel has seating for up to 250 guests.

Oak Hill Memorial Park

Covering 115 acres, Oak Hill Memorial Park was established in 1902 and has become known as one of Tennessee’s most beautiful cemeteries. Oak Hill offers a variety of burial options such as private estate mausoleums, traditional ground burial, lawn crypts and cremation niches. Also, four impressive community mausoleums are available with both indoor and outdoor entombment options, as well as two sections for lawn crypts. We also have veterans spaces to honor those who have served our country.

Our Valued Staff

  • Phil Hoskins

    Phil Hoskins Owner/President, Licensed Funeral Director

    Phil is a Kingsport native and has been a licensed funeral director since 1976.
    He is a 1973 graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School where he served as chaplain of the football team for twenty years. He is also chaplain for the Sullivan County Sheriff's Department.
    He attended E.T.S.U., Milligan College, and Andersonville Baptist Theological Seminary and holds a B.S. Degree, Masters Degree, and ThD in Theology.
    He presently serves on the Board of Directors for Tri-Cities Christian School.
    He and his wife Brenda, have been married for twenty-six years and have two wonderful daughters. McKenzie is a 2016 graduate of Liberty University and is employed as a Drug Addiction Counselor with Frontier Health. Madison is in the 8th grade at T.C.C.S. where she is a member of the girls basketball, soccer and volley ball teams. Phil and his family are members of Grace Point Fellowship.

  • Brenda Hoskins

    Brenda Hoskins Owner/Treasurer, Funeral Assistant

    Brenda was born in Kingsport and graduated from Rye Cove High School in 1979. She is a licensed cosmotologist and former owner of Guys N Dolls Hairstyling. She has been happily married to her husband Phil for over twenty-six years and is the proud mother of two daughters, McKenzie and Madison Hoskins. Brenda is a member of Grace Point Fellowship.

  • John  Hobbs

    John Hobbs Co-Manager, Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer

    John was born in Kingsport and is a graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School and John A. Gupton College, Nashville, Tennessee. He is a member of Mafair United Methodist Church and the Kingsport Kiwanis Club. He is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys spending his spare time hunting and fishing.

  • Timothy Vaughn

    Timothy Vaughn Co-Manager, Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer

    Tim has been in the funeral industry for over thirty-six years.He graduated from Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service where he served as President of the Pi Sigma Eta Theta Chapter of the National Morticians Fraternity. He is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association and the Tennessee Funeral Directors Association. Tim is married to Julie Doggett Vaughn. They have two children, Courtney Foster and husband, Chris and Kelly Vaughn and wife, Alyssa. Tim and Julie adore their grandchildren, Kash, Cruz, and Eden Foster. Tim is a member of Higher Ground Baptist Church.

  • Cindy Crist

    Cindy Crist Administrative Assistant

    Cindy is a native of Gate City, VA. She graduated from Gate City High School in 1980 and East Tennessee State University in 1985. After living in Charlottesville, VA for almost thirty years, Cindy relocated back to Southwest Virginia. She has twenty-five years experience in sales, marketing and customer relations. Cindy is the proud mother of two sons, Billy and Matthew Crist. In her spare time, she enjoys running, kayaking, hiking, biking and the great outdoors. Cindy attends First Baptist Church, Weber City, VA.

  • Bud  Stanley

    Bud Stanley Funeral Assistant

    Bud is a native of Scott County, Virginia and graduated from Rye Cove High School in 1962. He moved to Kingsport in 1964 and worked at Eastman Chemical for thirty-four years. Bud had a brief six year career in real estate before joining the staff of Oak Hill in 2006. He is married to Kim Queen Stanley and they enjoy spending time with their grandchildren. Bud and Kim are active members of Gravely Baptist Church.

  • Harold E. Riddle

    Harold E. Riddle Funeral Assistant

    Harold was born in Chucky, TN and attended school in Jonesboro, TN. He worked 32 years at Eastman Chemical Company as a Logistics Coordinator and retired in 1998. Harold is married to Faye Riddle and they have 2 children and three grandchildren. Harold and Faye are members of Grace Point Fellowship, Kingsport. Harold loves all kinds of sports but his main interest is church work and helping others.

  • Shawn E. Scheffers

    Shawn E. Scheffers Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer

    Shawn is a 1978 graduate of Greeneville High School, Greeneville, TN, a 1981 graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service and holds a Certificate from the National Conference Board of Funeral Service Examiners. He is married to Gail McMurray Scheffers. They have a daughter, Whitney and a grandson, Hoyden. Shawn and Gail attend Grace Point Fellowship.

  • Kevin Eller

    Kevin Eller Funeral Assistant

    Kevin is a graduate of Happy Valley High School and ETSU. He has a BS in Electronics Technology and has been employed at Eastman for 30 years as an Electrician. Kevin is married to Suzanne Eller and has a daughter, Hannah Hensley, and a son, Corben Eller. He enjoys camping, high school basketball, and is an avid UT football fan. Kevin and his family are members of Grace Point Fellowship, Kingsport, TN.

  • Michael Mellons

    Michael Mellons Funeral Assistant

    Mike grew up in Carter's Valley, TN and graduated from Church Hill High School. He is a proud veteran of the U.S. Marines having served in the military for six years.
    He is married to Sheila Mellons and has two children, Jason and April; two step-children, Veronia and Lindsea and one grandson, Ryan Mellons.
    Mike attends the Apostolic Gospel Church.

  • Shelia Mellons

    Shelia Mellons Funeral Assistant

    Sheila grew up in Church Hill, TN and is married to Michael Mellons. She has two daughters, Lindsea and Veronica; step-son, Jason; step-daughter, April and a grandson, Ryan.
    She attends the Apostolic Gospel Church.