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 Funeral Director, Embalmer, & Manager

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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Samuel T. Routsong Funeral Director sam@routsong.com

Sam is part of the fourth generation of Routsongs to work at the funeral home. He has been a full-time team member since June of 2016, but previously had worked in many of the positions around the funeral home. In June of 2019 Sam completed all the state of Ohio requirements and tests to become a fully licesnced Funeral Director. He has since completed his Funeral Celebrant Certification. To date he has made arrangements with over 300 families while learning every apspect of the business from his father and grandfather. 

Sam is especcially proud to be carrying on his family's tradtion of helping others in their time of need.  

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Kylie Brittain Office Manager info@routsong.com

Kylie came to work for Routsong Funeral Home in February of 2017 and quickly found her niche in the front office. Her education from Sinclair and background in art and photography has proved to be a great asset to our team. Kylie is our office manager and one of our Pet Cremation Specialists. Her love of animals is evident in how compassionately she treats all the furry loved ones that come through our doors. She thoughtfully takes fur clippings and ink paw prints of the pets. She then uses those to make memorial keepsake folders for the families to keep and cherish forever.

 

Kylie also puts her creative talents to work by designing a lot of the printed material we use for services. She tries to personalize and customize each memorial folder and register book she prints. The families appreciate the attention to detail and the time she puts into each and every one.   

 

She has three children, Savannah, Tyler, and Valor who she’s raising with the love of her life, Ben Minton. They also share their home with two mutts, Tuggernutz and Nico. “Life is better with dogs.”

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Greg Spikes Pre-Planning Specialist greg@routsong.com

Greg has been in the “People” business throughout his career in several different industries, and takes great pride in creating customized solutions for my client families, while providing exceptional customer service.

 

He has resided in Dayton, Oh since 1995.  He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina with a  B.S. in Business Administration (emphasis in Marketing and Finance).  Greg is married with one son, Garrett, who is a sophomore at West Virginia University.

 

In his free time Greg enjoys playing basketball, listening to live music, guitar, the beach, and playing billiards. 

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Dawn Beckett

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Ellis Rogers Support Staff

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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Robert "Bob" Spencer Support Staff

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Darrell Watts Support Staff

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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. 

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Mary Grimes Aftercare Services info@routsong.com

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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

Funeral Director, Embalmer, & Manager
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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.

Samuel T. Routsong

Funeral Director
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Sam is part of the fourth generation of Routsongs to work at the funeral home. He has been a full-time team member since June of 2016, but previously had worked in many of the positions around the funeral home. In June of 2019 Sam completed all the state of Ohio requirements and tests to become a fully licesnced Funeral Director. He has since completed his Funeral Celebrant Certification. To date he has made arrangements with over 300 families while learning every apspect of the business from his father and grandfather. 

Sam is especcially proud to be carrying on his family's tradtion of helping others in their time of need.  

Kylie Brittain

Office Manager
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Kylie came to work for Routsong Funeral Home in February of 2017 and quickly found her niche in the front office. Her education from Sinclair and background in art and photography has proved to be a great asset to our team. Kylie is our office manager and one of our Pet Cremation Specialists. Her love of animals is evident in how compassionately she treats all the furry loved ones that come through our doors. She thoughtfully takes fur clippings and ink paw prints of the pets. She then uses those to make memorial keepsake folders for the families to keep and cherish forever.

 

Kylie also puts her creative talents to work by designing a lot of the printed material we use for services. She tries to personalize and customize each memorial folder and register book she prints. The families appreciate the attention to detail and the time she puts into each and every one.   

 

She has three children, Savannah, Tyler, and Valor who she’s raising with the love of her life, Ben Minton. They also share their home with two mutts, Tuggernutz and Nico. “Life is better with dogs.”

Greg Spikes

Pre-Planning Specialist
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Greg has been in the “People” business throughout his career in several different industries, and takes great pride in creating customized solutions for my client families, while providing exceptional customer service.

 

He has resided in Dayton, Oh since 1995.  He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina with a  B.S. in Business Administration (emphasis in Marketing and Finance).  Greg is married with one son, Garrett, who is a sophomore at West Virginia University.

 

In his free time Greg enjoys playing basketball, listening to live music, guitar, the beach, and playing billiards. 

Dawn Beckett

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Ellis Rogers

Support Staff
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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.

Robert "Bob" Spencer

Support Staff
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Darrell Watts

Support Staff
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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. 

Mary Grimes

Aftercare Services
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