Our Story

Learn our story, from the beginning and into the future.

Ever since we opened our doors we have approached life (and death) differently. While some just see the end of a loved one’s life as a time for grief and mourning, we prefer to think of it as a time for reflection, appreciation and even celebration. This is evident in everything we do, from the way we conduct our services to the amenities we choose to offer. We are not a burial ground. We are a close knit community dedicated to honoring, sharing and preserving the amazing and inspirational stories that are life.

Why Us?

In a nutshell? Experience, professionalism, compassion, and empathy.

We've learned a lot over many years. Like how to present options without overwhelming. And how to meet the needs of many caring parties. People come to us in difficult times, and we respond kindness, calmness and expertise. Our goal is to create a beautiful occasion and make you feel welcome, always. We spend our days planning with families. We stay up to date with industry developments. And we make hard times a little easier.

Learn The Legacy

Carter-Trent Funeral Home, is a business built on service and tradition.

That service and tradition, began in 1920 when the Huff Funeral Home opened its doors to serve the downtown Kingsport area. The owners were the late J.W. Huff and J. Frank Nelson, who served the community for years. In 1954 it was purchased by Bill Carter and Frank Clamon to become Carter-Clamon Funeral Home. It was then purchased by Mr. Dean Trent and became Carter-Trent Funeral Home.

Mr. Trent started his career in funeral service in 1959, as a partner in a funeral home in Gate City, Va. and has worked for over 50 years providing service and comfort to the families of the Tri-Cities area of Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.

Carter-Trent Funeral Home, now consists of three locations. The downtown Kingsport location was completely remodeled in 1998; the Church Hill location was opened on January 1, 1996 to serve the families of Hawkins County and our newest location, the Scott County Funeral Home was acquired in November of 2003 and completely renovated with the addition of a new chapel (seating capacity of 350) to serve the families of Scott County and surrounding areas.

Carter-Trent Funeral Home, continues to follow a tradition of offering affordable services with the highest integrity. Our staff is caring, dedicated and a very professional group of men and women, who take great pride in the service that they give, striving to go beyond what is required, providing not only service but comfort to every family we serve creating, Special Memories of Life.

Who We Are

In a nutshell? Experience, professionalism, compassion, and empathy.

Dean and  Martha Trent

Dean and Martha Trent

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Brent  Warner

Brent Warner

General Manager and Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer
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Brad Price

Brad Price

Manager: Licensed F.D. and Embalmer
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Jacob K. Gasperson

Jacob K. Gasperson

Manager: Licensed F.D. & Embalmer
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Judy  Addington

Judy Addington

Funeral Director
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Deana  Steadman

Deana Steadman

Licensed Funeral Director
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Jodi  Redwine

Jodi Redwine

Office Staff
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Jennifer R. Skinto

Jennifer R. Skinto

Lic. Funeral Director and Embalmer
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Terry  Hurley

Terry Hurley

Lic. F.D.
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Gregory R. Lubrano

Gregory R. Lubrano

Off. Administrator/Lic FD/Emb
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John M Salyers

John M Salyers

Lic. Funeral Director and Embalmer
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Jenny R.  Sadler

Jenny R. Sadler

Printer
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Traci Summey Starnes

Traci Summey Starnes

Office Staff
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Vivian Rector

Vivian Rector

Family Care Advisor
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Doug Hurley

Doug Hurley

Family Care Advisor
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George  Hutson

George Hutson

Housekeeping
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Pam  Houseright

Pam Houseright

Housekeeping
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Jack  Edwards

Jack Edwards

Funeral Assistant
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Joe  Haynes

Joe Haynes

Funeral Assistant
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Billy Jack  Johnson

Billy Jack Johnson

Funeral Assistant
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Mack  Edwards

Mack Edwards

Funeral Assistant
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Kit McGlothlin

Kit McGlothlin

Funeral Assistant
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John  Eidson

John Eidson

Funeral Assistant
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Wayne  Vaughn

Wayne Vaughn

Funeral Assistant
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Virgil  Mauk

Virgil Mauk

Funeral Assistant
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William Eddie  Barrett

William Eddie Barrett

Funeral Assistant
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David Lane

David Lane

Night Call
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Ed  Ferguson

Ed Ferguson

Funeral Assistant
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Jessee P. Hagan

Jessee P. Hagan

Apprentice Funeral Director / Embalmer
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Calvin  Baker

Calvin Baker

Funeral Assistant
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Jack  Taylor

Jack Taylor

Funeral Assistant
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M.J. Mann

M.J. Mann

Funeral Assistant
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Hunter Lane

Hunter Lane

Funeral Assistant
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Jackie Needham

Jackie Needham

Funeral Assistant
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Freddie Wayne  Henry

Freddie Wayne Henry

Funeral Assistant
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