Our Staff

Mission Statement

To co-create a meaningful life celebration service and permanent memorial which shares each person’s life’s passions, career, family and friends.


Jim Gay

Manager, Goodlettsville
Lic. Funeral Director & Embalmer

Wayne Slighter

Manager, White House
Lic. Funeral Director & Embalmer

Abigail Lemley

Lic. Funeral Director
Lic. Embalmer

Melissa Smartt

Apprentice Funeral Director & Embalmer, Care Center Specialist

Lillian Nichols

Apprentice Funeral Director & Embalmer



Michell Price

Community Outreach Director

Tim Garrett

Community Ambassador
Lic. Funeral Director


Ben Upton

Director of Community Service

Sheryl Bartlett

Ken del Villar


Mary Wilson

Office Manager


Bill Gregory

Our Chief Executive Officer, Bill Gregory, has been actively involved in the funeral and cemetery industry, serving the families of Middle Tennessee for over 35 years. He began his career at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens, which he still oversees operations for today.

He built his first funeral home in west Nashville in 1994 and has continued to grow the Family Legacy properties which include funeral homes, cemeteries, a crematory and floral services serving most Middle Tennessee families. While he continues to grow our company, he maintains our tradition of providing the same exceptional level of care we would desire for our own family.

Our Chief Operations Officer, Cindy started with our company in 1992. She holds a business management degree and serves as Executive Director for the Cemetery Association of Tennessee. Utilizing her years of experience in the funeral and cemetery industry, Cindy oversees our funeral operations, administrate functions and coordinates with all departments of our company to achieve our mission, promoting the care of families first.

Our Chief Financial Officer, responsible for finance and accounting, joined us in 2004. Serving as CFO or controller at several businesses for over 30 years, he helped each achieve or surpass their goals. His experience and broad-based business management skills are an asset to our organization.

Our Chief Business Development Officer, responsible for growing and improving our organization, joined us in 2013. As a former CPA with an international accounting firm, president of an area memorial gardens and VP of Marketing for the largest software company in our industry, he is uniquely suited to serve our company as we strive to provide the very best service to the families of Middle Tennessee. His relationship with Family Legacy goes back over 25 years and his goal is to ensure that each family we serve can indeed “Celebrate Life. Remember Forever.”

Our VP Advance Planning is responsible for managing our Family Service Counselors to ensure families are able to make cemetery, cremation and funeral arrangements in advance. As a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, Ben knows the importance of being prepared.   

Ben has extensive experience in the profession and believes making funeral, cremation, or cemetery decisions does not have to be a difficult process.  He knows the advance planning process allows you to express your wishes and relieve your loved ones of this future emotional and financial burden. This makes it one of the greatest gifts you can give our family.

Our VP Cemetery Operations, Kevin oversees the care of our cemeteries, managing equipment and crews for burials, landscaping, maintenance and development. Kevin has an extensive background in the industry. He leads our grounds crews with the philosophy that Families are #1 and tells the guys “treat every service like it’s your mamma’s”.