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


Tribute Funeral and Cremation Services, located in Gray Tennessee, has the tradition of a family-owned and operated business. This tradition is marked by superior facilities offering serene home-like setting, an experienced staff of caring professionals and a steadfast commitment to serving families in their deepest time of need.

Let the caring, experienced, and professional staff of Tribute Funeral and Cremation Services be there for you in your time of need or even plan for that day ahead of time.

If you're looking for a quality funeral home in Gray, Johnson City, Bristol, Kingsport, and the Tri-Cities Tennessee, we would love to help you with funeral pre-planning and cremation services.

  • Our commitment to excellent service will allow families and friends to pay tribute to the ones that mean so much.
  • Our goal is to offer a comforting and dignified funeral experience for any budget or lifestyle.

Tribute: a gift, testimonial, compliment, given in acknowledgment of gratitude or esteem. 

Our Valued Staff

Jesse  Davis

Jesse Davis, Funeral Director Apprentice

Jesse served as a minister at the Rock Church in Petersburg, Virginia for over 10 years and is currently serving as the head of the media ministry of Calvary Church in Johnson City, Tennessee. He has always had a heart to impact and reach out to the community.

In the summer of 2014, Jesse received his Bachelor’s of Science in Theology. Jesse married his childhood friend, Rebecca and they have three children, Andrew (9), Addison (6) and Levi (1). Interests and hobbies include basketball, golf, any UNC Tar Heel sport, serving his church, dating his wife, Rebecca and spending time with his three children.

Kati Sheffield

Kati Sheffield, Administrative Assistant

Kati is a native of Washington County and is a 2010 graduate of Daniel Boone High School. She is married to Jerry Sheffield who works at the Kingsport City Police Department. They are the proud “pet parents” of their dog and cat, Harley and Violet. Kati is very involved at her church, Harmony Baptist in Jonesborough, where her father, Steve Pate, is the preacher. She enjoys going on hikes, reading books, watching movies, and cooking tasty food. Kati’s desire is to be a light to families in their darkest hours.