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/Licensed Funeral Director

    Phil is a Kingsport, TN 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.
    Phil 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 and his wife, Brenda, have been married for twenty-seven years and have two wonderful daughters. McKenzie is a 2016 graduate of Liberty University and is employed as a Drug Addiction Counselor with the Sullivan County Sheriff's Department. Madison is a Senior at Tri-Cities Christian School where she is a member of the girls basketball, soccer and volley ball teams.
    Phil and his family are members of Grace Point Fellowship in Kingsport.

  • Brenda Hoskins

    Brenda Hoskins Pre-Need Counselor/ 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 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.

  • Dennis  Nunley

    Dennis Nunley Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer

    Dennis is a Kingsport native of the Bloomingdale community and has been a licensed funeral director & embalmer since 1993. He attended Ketron High School and graduated from Gupton Jones Mortuary College in Atlanta, Georgia.
    He and his wife , Donna have been married for thirty-four years and have two great children, Dustin Nunley and his wife, Whitney and Danielle Wise and husband, Austin.
    Dennis and Donna are members of West Colonial Hills Baptist Church and in their spare time love to ride their Harley-Davison motorcycle.

  • Timothy Vaughn

    Timothy Vaughn Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer

    Tim has been in the funeral industry for over forty-two 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 and Henry Rhoads Vaughn. Tim attends Bloomingdale Baptist Church.

  • Cindy S Scott

    Cindy S Scott 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 to East Tennessee. She has twenty-five years experience in sales, marketing and customer relations. Cindy is the proud mother of two sons, Billy Crist and Matthew Crist. In her spare time, she and her husband, Carl, enjoy kayaking, hiking, biking and the great outdoors. Cindy attends Boones Creek Christian Church.

  • Walter F. Johnson

    Walter F. Johnson Family Services Director and Advance Planning Specialist

    Walter F. Johnson began working in the funeral industry at the age of 17. He studied risk management and insurance at Appalachian State University, and also graduated Fayetteville Technical Community College with a degree in funeral service. Walter served his apprenticeship at Hampton Funeral Service in Boone, NC, where he was employed for eight years. He is a licensed funeral director (NC) and a licensed pre-need counselor (TN, VA & NC). Walter is married to Pam (Cornett) Johnson and they have two children, Zack and Kaylee. Pam is a multiple award-winning cosmetologist. Zack is employed at the Peddler Steakhouse in Boone, while completing his degree in business administration. Kaylee is an honors student at Daniel Boone High School. They are active members of Buffalo Ridge Baptist Church. Along with their Golden-doodle, Joey, the Johnsons make their home in Gray.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Keith Elton

    Keith Elton Funeral Assistant

    Keith has been a resident of Sullivan County for forty-five years and he is happily married to Valorie Jonas Elton. Together, they have four wonderful children. Keith and Valorie enjoy spending time with their family on the lake. Keith served in law enforcement for over forty years and recently retired from the Sullivan County Sheriff's Department having obtained the rank of Major. The Elton's are members of Cassidy United Methodist Church.

  • Charlie White

    Charlie White Funeral Assistant

    Charlie is a native of Sullivan County, TN and graduated from Ketron High School. He and his wife, Pattie have been happily married for fifty-one years. Charlie worked for Quest Diagnostics for fourteen years. He retired from the Kingsport Fire Department in 1999, as an Engineer and E.M.T. following thirty years of service. Also, during this time he served five years as a reserve police officer. Charlie is a member of Sunnyside Baptist Church.