Meet Our Staff

Our staff provides excellent funeral planning services.

We have years of experience caring for families from all walks of life, cultures and faiths. Our unsurpassed staff and our family provide kind, caring, professional service. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession who are dedicated to excellence in service, adhere to the highest funeral industry standards, and have exceptional integrity. We consistently earn phenomenally high customer satisfaction survey results.

Our licensed, professional staff is here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call 423-877-3524 anytime. We will even come to you to make arrangements in the comfort of your home.

Prompt, compassionate service is always just a phone call away, where and when you need it.


Bradley W. Wilkey

Bradley W. Wilkey

Managing Partner

Bradley W. Wilkey is the Managing Partner at Lane Funeral Home on Ashland Terrace in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He received his degree in Mortuary Science from John A. Gupton as a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer. He started his career as an assistant funeral director and embalmer at a Nashville funeral Home while working towards his degree. His desire and passion to serve families in their time of need makes him realize that comfort and understanding can make this chapter in one's life more peaceful.

Bradley married Stephanie, and together they have four daughters, Emma, Kara, Zaylee and Irylan. He and his family are members of the "The Grove Church" in Dayton, Tennessee, where they are very involved. Bradley and Stephanie serve and support The Emmaus Community.

Bradley is a member of the Red Bank Lions Club, Red Bank Chamber of Commerce, Hixson Chamber of Commerce and Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce.


Ed English

Ed English

President and Public Relations

Ed English began his career with the Coulter Funeral Home in 1971. He is married to Deborah Coulter English, whose great-grandfather, R.J. Coulter, founded the Coulter Funeral Home in 1897. They have one son, John Coulter English, and granddaughter, Sarah. In 1980, Ed became the manager of the Lane Funeral Home, Coulter Chapel and was the managing partner of the business from 1993 until 2014. A licensed funeral director, Ed has been active in the North River community for over 38 years. He has served as president of the North Chattanooga Lions Club and has served three different terms as President and many years as Vice President of Programs of the Red Bank Chamber of Commerce, where he currently serves as Vice President (Programs). Ed is a member of Tennessee Funeral Directors Association. He is a member of the Red Bank Presbyterian Church, where he serves as a Sunday School Teacher.

Gene Land

Gene Land

Funeral Director / Embalmer

Gene a 41 year employee is a licensed funeral director and embalmer in Tennessee and Georgia.  He has been married since 1974 to Lynda Patton Land and they have a daughter, Ginny (Adam) Smith and grandson, Xander and granddaughter, Stella.  He is a member of Red Bank Baptist Church, where he serves as Associate Director of Young Adult III and is an inactive ordained deacon.  He is also involved with the music and drama programs. He is a member of Tennessee Funeral Directors Association and Red Bank Area Chamber.  Gene is past president of the North River Kiwanis Club, Board of Directors of Red Bank Junior Miss.

Jamey Eggert

Jamey Eggert

Funeral Director/Embalmer

Jamey Eggert is a Marion County native that now lives in Whitwell, Tennessee. He began his funeral service career at Sequatchie Valley Memorial Funeral Home and Gardens in 1992. After serving his apprenticeship, he became a Funeral Director and then the Funeral Home Manager. In 2007, Jamey moved to Nashville, Tennessee to complete his education for his Embalmer's license. After graduation, he remained in Nashville for four years until moving back to his hometown. Jamey is a former United Methodist Pastor and enjoys playing the piano and singing. He now attends Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church.

Albert Davis

Albert Davis

Funeral Director Apprentice

Albert began his apprenticeship at Lane Funeral Home in January 2016. He is a graduate of the Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service. Albert has been serving families in the Chattanooga area for the past eight years and looks forward to serving yours. He is a member of the Chattanooga Chamber and of the Red Bank Lions Club, where he also is an officer. Albert and his wife, Karen, are of the Baptist faith and make their home in the Mission Oaks area of Eastridge. In his spare time, he enjoys going to yard sales, grilling out and taking their Golden Retriever, Izzy, out on hikes.

Mike Kellar

Mike Kellar

Funeral Director

Mike began his career with Lane Funeral Home in 1973 as a bookkeeper and has been a licensed funeral director for many years. He is a graduate of Tennessee Wesloyan College. Mike has been married to his wife, Patti Roach Kellar, since 1972, and they have two grown daughters and two grandsons. Mike and Patti are members of Red Bank United Methodist Church. He is a member of the Tennessee Funeral Directors Association and the Red Bank Chamber of Commerce. Mike is a member of the Red Bank Lions Club, is past president of the Chattanooga Valley Kiwanis Club and has been with Buckner International "Shoes for Orphans" project.

Tammy Walker

Tammy Walker

Administrative Assistant

Tammy has been an Administrative Assistant at Lane Funeral Home since May 1999. She has been with Carriage since August 1997, beginning at the monument company. As an etching artist, she personally designed many markers and urns for families. Because of her artistic talents, she has been involved in many special projects at the funeral home. Tammy works with the families to personally create and design the memorial folders and other tributes to their loved ones. She is a member of Red Bank Chamber of Commerce. Tammy and Robert, her husband of 33 years, have a son, Jacob; daughter and son-in-law, Anna Marie and Rob; and granddaughter, Alena Marie Faye. They are members of Pilgrim’s Rest Baptist Church.

(non-licensed employee)


George Gulas

George Gulas

Family Service Counselor

George lived in Chattanooga since 1950 and is the former owner of Gulas Restaurant. He started in the funeral industry in 1997 as Family Service Counselor and Licensed Insurance Agent, preplanning funerals. George and his wife, Cindy Turner Gulas, have two children, Elana and George Jr. They are members of Christ United Methodist Church in East Brainerd. George is a cancer survivor.

Shirley Smith

Shirley Smith

Family Service Counselor

Formerly of Marion County, Tennessee, Shirley has lived in Chattanooga since 1978. She began in the funeral industry in 2011 and has been a licensed pre-need counselor for the last four years. Shirley is a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She lost her husband of 28 years in 2014 and has two children, Andy Winters and Debbie Clark, four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Shirley enjoys playing bunko, quilting and working jigsaw puzzles with her grandson.

Pat Lawler

Pat Lawler

Administrative Assistant

Pat began working with Lane Funeral Home in October 2009. She is originally from Missouri and has lived in Chattanooga since 1975. She retired from Erlanger Medical Center in 2005. She is a member of Lupton Drive Baptist Church. Pat enjoys scrapbooking and making greeting cards. She is married and the grandmother of two and step-grandmother of four.

(non-licensed employee)


Ken Chambers

Ken Chambers

Funeral Assistant/Ambassador

Ken joined us in June 2011 as Funeral Assistant and Ambassador. He has been a minister for over 43 years. Ken and his wife, Jewell, are members of Mountain Creek Church of Christ, where he is Involvement Minister and Elder. He has a Master of Divinity Degree and specializes in Grief Counseling. Ken and Jewell have two sons and four grandchildren.

(non-licensed employee)


Donna Smith

Donna Smith

Funeral Assistant/Ambassador

Donna began working with us in May 2014. She retired from Cigna Healthcare after 43 years of service. She is a member of Signal Mountain Church of God where she sang and taught Sunday School for many years. Donna and her husband of over 42 years, Steve, have two wonderful grandchildren, Alex and Kelsie Smith.

(non-licensed employee)


Richard Floyd

Richard Floyd

Funeral Assistant/Ambassador

Richard Floyd joined Lane Funeral Home in December 2015. Richard graduated high school from Chattanooga Public Schools. Richard is a retired sales manager at Chattanooga Coca-Cola Bottling Company. He has also served four terms in the Tennessee State Legislature for the 27th District. Richard is involved in music ministry; he is the former music director at Calvary Baptist Church, Rechoboth Baptist Church and Lupton Drive Baptist Church. He is a lifetime associate member of the Vietnam Veterans Association and a member of the Christian Business Men Committee of Chattanooga. Richard is very active in the community, having served on the boards of the Chattanooga Convention Bureau and Bethel Bible Village. He is a past member of the Red Bank Chamber of Commerce and past chairman of Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Chattanooga. Richard and his wife of 53 years, Ann, have three children, four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He and his family currently attend White Oak Baptist Church.

(non-licensed employee)


Tom Power

Tom Power

Funeral Assistant/Ambassador

Tom joined Lane Funeral Home in October 2014. He has had a variety of jobs, from manual labor to newspaper copy editor. He is an avid golfer, loves to play chess and played football in college. He and his wife of over 32 years, Sharon, have two children and twin grandsons. They attend Red Bank Presbyterian Church.

(non-licensed employee)


Frank Parker

Frank Parker

Funeral Assistant/Ambassador

Frank Parker joined Lane Funeral Home in January 2016. He has been a Church of Christ Minister for 35 years. Formerly of the Hooker Congregation in Wildwood, Georgia, Frank was there for 20 years. He is a former employee of Card Monroe. Also, Frank has 28 years experience in funeral service. He and his wife, Linda, currently attend White Oak United Methodist Church. They have three children, Deana, Amy and DeWayne, and three grandchildren.

(non-licensed employee)


Ed Harding

Ed Harding

Funeral Assistant/Ambassador

A native of Chattanooga, Ed has devoted his career to fire and safety education for over 30 years. He is the founder of what is known to fire and building officials as the Life Safety Training Expo. Ed has also contributed to the Chattanooga Crime Stoppers board of directors and is past president and board member of the Chattanooga Citizens Police Academy Alumni.  He has been recognized multiple times by the city and county for his achievements for providing multiple services to the Chattanooga area business community as well as its residents. He has always enjoyed helping others, including his parents and the elderly in the community and church. Ed enjoys camping and being with friends and family and is very devoted Christian to his church. Ed is the founder of the Saturday Morning Giddy UP's Breakfast Club and enjoys their fellowship monthly. (non-licensed employee)


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