The world's biggest funeral home company, Service Corp. International, has acquired Hamilton Funeral Home in Hixson and named Tom Wilson to manage the location at Hixson Pike and Hamill Road in Chattanooga.
Wilson has been in the funeral industry for nearly 30 years and most recently served as a director at the East Brainerd chapel of the Chattanooga Funeral Home, which is also owned by Service Corp. International.
"My staff and I look forward to serving our community and offering the exemplary service people have come to expect from Hamilton and Dignity Memorial," Wilson said in an announcement of the ownership and management change. "The acquisition means more choices for the people of the North Chattanooga, Hixson and surrounding communities. This beautiful chapel is located in the middle of the city's growth area and has a great reputation of service."
Hamilton Funeral Home opened in September 2011 in the 10,120-square-foot building that formerly housed the Golden Corral restaurant, which was built in 2000 and shut down a decade later, according to the Hamilton County Assessor's Office.
Service Corp. International, which operates 1,480 funeral service locations and 490 cemeteries across North America, also owns Chattanooga Funeral Home's four chapels and Advantage Funeral Home on McCallie Avenue along with Chattanooga Memorial Park and Hamilton Memorial Gardens.
Wilson said all current Hamilton associates will remain with the company.
— Compiled by Dave Flessner