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

After serving several years with the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, I realized I needed to follow my calling of caring for those who are grieving from a loss.. As my wife, Kristin, and I searched for ways to pursue this calling, we decided to build a funeral service of our own in hopes of developing our ministry in a business that genuinely cares for the for the families we are serving. We want to develop a business that may carry a reputation, but more importantly displays true character. As the famed UCLA basketball coach, John Wooden, once said, "Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are." Our true desire is not only to carry a reputation of a funeral service provider that cares for the families we serve, but to also be funeral professionals that display sincere caring and compassionate character in the business world, on downtown streets, or an afternoon walk in the park.

Our Vision ~ Celebrating Lives

As the son of a funeral director, I grew up in a business where people are your primary concern. I learned a lot about people and that each person and family experiences losing a loved one differently. As Kristin and I considered our vision for our funeral home we wanted to make each family's service a tribute to the life of their loved one and not just a "cookie-cutter" service. WE designed our facility with the family's comfort in mind: soothing colors and comfortable furnishings; spaces to relax in such as the family reception center, coffee lounge near the staterooms and plenty of natural light. Our multi-purpose chapel can accommodate a traditional service, a concert, a fully catered banquet, or any type of gathering the family envisions. Although I believe our facilities are first class, a building is not what determines our success or who we are. Our overall success in meeting our goals hinges on the simple concept of taking care of people and seeing to it that their every need is not only met, but surpassed as we celebrate the life their loved one lived. As I have heard it said, "It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen." After all, we celebrate more than just a day in a lifetime, we celebrate a lifetime in a single day. 

 Marcus A. Crawford

Our Valued Staff

  • Marcus  Crawford

    Marcus Crawford Funeral Director / Owner

  • Kyle Borowicz

    Kyle Borowicz Funeral Director - Embalmer

  • Abby Tarlton

    Abby Tarlton Funeral Director / Embalmer

  • Janna Clinton

    Janna Clinton Advanced Planning Specialist - Funeral Director

  • Will Swanson

    Will Swanson Apprentice Funeral Director / Embalmer

  • Ben  Griswold

    Ben Griswold Ambassador

  • Dave Northcutt

    Dave Northcutt Ambassador

  • Jerry Burns

    Jerry Burns Ambassador

  • Ron Bath

    Ron Bath Ambassador

  • Ivan  Cupp

    Ivan Cupp Ambassador

  • Terry  Ballantine

    Terry Ballantine Ambassador

  • Dick Adams

    Dick Adams Ambassador

  • Savannah  Hill

    Savannah Hill Ambassador / Hostess

  • Anne Griswold

    Anne Griswold Receptionist/Hostess

  • Bonnie Ballantine

    Bonnie Ballantine Receptionist/Hostess