The Routsong Gang TR, Duke, Beau, Lucy and Layla
"Your pets are always welcome here"
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.
Tommy’s sons, Sam and Max Routsong spend their time between their mother’s home in Columbus and their home in Oakwood. Sam and Max have been working at the funeral since 2010 and plan to take over the family business someday. Sam graduated from Olentangy Orange High School in June 2012 and will attend Ohio University where he plans to study Business and Marketing. Max will graduate from Olentangy Orange High School in 2014.
The Routsong’s share their home with their three dogs; Duke - the chocolate lab, Lucy - the stray they rescued and Beau - the Saint Bernard they adopted from the Humane Society; and their “Dog-Cat” Layla.
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.
Stephanie graduated from Tecumseh High School in 2007. She attended Sinclair Community College and attends 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.
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.
Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Harvey has lived in the Dayton area for nearly 50 years. He is a retired pastor of the United Methodist Church and has earned degrees from Otterbein College and The United Theological Seminary. He is a past president of the Centerville City School Board and the Centerville Y.M.C.A., as well as a past District Governor of Rotary International.
Harvey is currently President of the Centerville-Washington Twp. Park Board of Commissioners and the St. Mary Neighborhood Development Corporation, a community renewal organization in Dayton. He is involved in several groups at Normandy United Methodist Church, where he served as pastor from 1965 to 1972, and in the West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church.
Harvey and his wife Carolyn enjoy traveling and visiting their three grandchildren in Florida.
Marge is a native of Dayton and graduated from Patterson Co-op and has many credit hours at Sinclair in the area of Business Administration. She retired from Wright Patterson Air Force Base in 2001 after 33 years of service. She is an active member of Christ United Methodist Church in Kettering where she volunteers in the front office at least once a week and has been commissioned as a Stephen Minister. She is also a member of the Kettering-Centerville Kiwanis Club.
Marge began her career at Routsong in 2006 after a short stint at Family Heritage Memorials. She is currently the Grief Aftercare Resource Counselor.
She lives in Carriage Trace Condominiums in Centerville and has a brother in Arizona and Florida. She and her roommate, Carol, have two cats, Max and Garfield who allow them to share the condo with them. They are the loves of their life.
Ray was born in Grange City, Kentucky and grew up on a farm outside of Maysville, Kentucky. A military assignment to Wright Patterson AFB brought him to the Dayton area in 1981.
Ray retired from the United States Air Force after a distinguished career of 31+ years. After retiring from the Air Force, he then embarked on a second career in civilian aviation with an overnight cargo express airline in Wilmington, Ohio.
Ray has his own consulting company and is a motivational speaker on the subjects of safety, survivability, accountability, and team effort utilizing his personal experiences in aircraft emergencies and accidents with specific flights described in detail.
He is a member in the American Legion, Retired Enlisted Association, Professional Loadmasters Association, the Airlift/Tanker Association, and is a volunteer at the United States Museum of Flight.
Ray and his wife Barbara have resided in the Waynesville and Centerville communities since 1981. Barbara recently passed away in 2011. They have one son and two daughters who have provided them with three grandsons and three granddaughters.
Ray was afforded the opportunity in April 2010 to join the Routsong Funeral Home team.
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.