Staff

Our staff is committed to providing support, compassion, information, and direction as needed to all members of our community, their families, and friends who are dealing with loss and grief.

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Thomas A. Routsong Owner/Funeral Director

Owner Tommy Routsong works with a remarkable team of individuals to provide you a outstanding service. The Routsong family of associates are highly skilled and caring individuals who are empowered to help you create a service that is truly meaningful and fulfills all your needs. You will be given undivided attention and compassion throughout your experience with us. 

Tommy was born and raised above the Oakwood Chapel, in Dayton, Ohio. He became an active member of the Routsong team by the age of nine. He received his Bachelors Degree from Albion College in 1979 and graduated from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1981. In July of 2002, Tommy purchased the business from his father, Thomas H. Routsong, who remains active in the community and assists his friends when called upon. Tommy is the third generation of Routsongs to take over the helm of this family owned business. He is a member of David's United Church of Christ, Oakwood Rotary Club, Far Hills Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite Valley of Dayton, Antioch Shrine, Dayton Art Institute and Dayton Country Club. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation; Community Blood and Tissue Center of Dayton and the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association (ICCFA) and is a member of the Ohio Funeral Directors Mortuary Response Team. Tommy is a Certified Celebrant, Certified Funeral Planning Consultant and a Certified Pre- Planning Consultant.  

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David L. Wolf, CFSP

David was born in Dayton and graduated from Franklin High School in 1976, where he was very proud of being on the 1974 gymnastics team that won state that year for Franklin.

 

He joined the United States Navy after high school and retired out of San Francisco in 1996 after 20 years of loyal service to his country. David served on board the USS Independence, USS Eisenhower and the USS Kitty Hawk during his time in the Navy and loves telling a story or two about his many experiences working on the flight deck and being part of such an amazing operation.

 

David came on board with Routsong Funeral Home in 1999. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Mortuary Science in 2000 and became a licensed Funeral Director in 2001 after an apprenticeship for a year. David’s present position is General Manager.

 

He is a member of Centerville Rotary Club and attends Southbrook Christian Church.

 

David is very proud of his two children, David Jr., Krista and granddaughter, Alexis.

 

He is also proud of his four legged family members, Stella and Grey.

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Stephanie Prater

Stephanie graduated from Tecumseh High School in 2007. She attended Sinclair Community College and attend Blessed Hope Baptist Church in Huber Heights.

 

Stephanie started with Routsong in November of 2010 and works in the front office. She really enjoys working with all the employees of Routsong and finds this the most rewarding and caring company she has ever worked for.

 

On October 30, 2010, Stephanie married her husband Matthew and together they have three beautiful children, Lillian, Rylee, and Liam.

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Dawn Beckett

Coming Soon.

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Ellis Rogers

Ellis was born in Bloomington, Indiana but moved to the Dayton area at the age of twelve. He is a graduate of Sinclair Community College, with a degree in Quality Engineering, and Wright State University, with a degree in Psychology. He served in the US Air Force for four years and worked in the medical equipment manufacturing industry as a Quality and Regulatory Manager until retirement. 

 

Ellis and his wife Cora have resided in Kettering for 41 years. They have a daughter, Laura, who lives in Hillsboro, Ohio and a son, David, who lives in Bexley, Ohio. They are blessed to have four granddaughters and two grandsons. Ellis and Cora are active members of Faith Baptist Church in Beavercreek, Ohio. 

 

Ellis joined the Routsong staff in August 2006.

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Rick Lawson

Rick has lived in the Dayton area for over 30 years. He attended Sinclair Community College and Wright State University and worked as an Insurance Professional for over 15 years. Rick has been the Property Manager at Routsong Funeral Home since 2001. 

 

He received his Master Gardener certification in 2002 and continues his education each year to maintain that certification. He also volunteers at Woodland Cemetery helping to care for their gardens.

 

Rick keeps very busy with his five children and eight grandchildren. 

Routsong Funeral Home & Cremation Services - Kettering

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Samuel T. Routsong Funeral Director Apprentice sam@routsong.com

Samuel T. Routsong

Funeral Director Apprentice
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Thomas A. Routsong

Owner/Funeral Director
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Owner Tommy Routsong works with a remarkable team of individuals to provide you a outstanding service. The Routsong family of associates are highly skilled and caring individuals who are empowered to help you create a service that is truly meaningful and fulfills all your needs. You will be given undivided attention and compassion throughout your experience with us. 

Tommy was born and raised above the Oakwood Chapel, in Dayton, Ohio. He became an active member of the Routsong team by the age of nine. He received his Bachelors Degree from Albion College in 1979 and graduated from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1981. In July of 2002, Tommy purchased the business from his father, Thomas H. Routsong, who remains active in the community and assists his friends when called upon. Tommy is the third generation of Routsongs to take over the helm of this family owned business. He is a member of David's United Church of Christ, Oakwood Rotary Club, Far Hills Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite Valley of Dayton, Antioch Shrine, Dayton Art Institute and Dayton Country Club. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation; Community Blood and Tissue Center of Dayton and the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association (ICCFA) and is a member of the Ohio Funeral Directors Mortuary Response Team. Tommy is a Certified Celebrant, Certified Funeral Planning Consultant and a Certified Pre- Planning Consultant.  

David L. Wolf, CFSP

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David was born in Dayton and graduated from Franklin High School in 1976, where he was very proud of being on the 1974 gymnastics team that won state that year for Franklin.

 

He joined the United States Navy after high school and retired out of San Francisco in 1996 after 20 years of loyal service to his country. David served on board the USS Independence, USS Eisenhower and the USS Kitty Hawk during his time in the Navy and loves telling a story or two about his many experiences working on the flight deck and being part of such an amazing operation.

 

David came on board with Routsong Funeral Home in 1999. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Mortuary Science in 2000 and became a licensed Funeral Director in 2001 after an apprenticeship for a year. David’s present position is General Manager.

 

He is a member of Centerville Rotary Club and attends Southbrook Christian Church.

 

David is very proud of his two children, David Jr., Krista and granddaughter, Alexis.

 

He is also proud of his four legged family members, Stella and Grey.

Stephanie Prater

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Stephanie graduated from Tecumseh High School in 2007. She attended Sinclair Community College and attend Blessed Hope Baptist Church in Huber Heights.

 

Stephanie started with Routsong in November of 2010 and works in the front office. She really enjoys working with all the employees of Routsong and finds this the most rewarding and caring company she has ever worked for.

 

On October 30, 2010, Stephanie married her husband Matthew and together they have three beautiful children, Lillian, Rylee, and Liam.

Dawn Beckett

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Coming Soon.

Ellis Rogers

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Ellis was born in Bloomington, Indiana but moved to the Dayton area at the age of twelve. He is a graduate of Sinclair Community College, with a degree in Quality Engineering, and Wright State University, with a degree in Psychology. He served in the US Air Force for four years and worked in the medical equipment manufacturing industry as a Quality and Regulatory Manager until retirement. 

 

Ellis and his wife Cora have resided in Kettering for 41 years. They have a daughter, Laura, who lives in Hillsboro, Ohio and a son, David, who lives in Bexley, Ohio. They are blessed to have four granddaughters and two grandsons. Ellis and Cora are active members of Faith Baptist Church in Beavercreek, Ohio. 

 

Ellis joined the Routsong staff in August 2006.

Rick Lawson

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Rick has lived in the Dayton area for over 30 years. He attended Sinclair Community College and Wright State University and worked as an Insurance Professional for over 15 years. Rick has been the Property Manager at Routsong Funeral Home since 2001. 

 

He received his Master Gardener certification in 2002 and continues his education each year to maintain that certification. He also volunteers at Woodland Cemetery helping to care for their gardens.

 

Rick keeps very busy with his five children and eight grandchildren.