Pemberton finishes apprenticeship at Phillips Funeral Home as funeral director

Published 7:59 am Thursday, April 5, 2018

Chad Pemberton of Phillips Funeral Home is completing his funeral director apprenticeship in June.

Pemberton has worked at Phillips Funeral Home for the past nine years. He was hired for a maintenance and funeral attendant position and quickly moved into an administrative assistant role.

With encouragement from his family and coworkers, Pemberton decided to turn his job into a career. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Mortuary Science from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science.

Email newsletter signup

“Chad is very kind and caring, with a great personality,” said David Phillips, owner and funeral director at Phillips Funeral Home.

“I enjoy helping families in their time of need,” Pemberton said. “I consider my day a success when a family says their grief was lightened by the way everything was handled.”

When he isn’t at the funeral home, the Rock Hill High School graduate is a pastor at the Tabernacle Church and a Lawrence County District 11 umpire. He and his wife, Kim, have five children.

Phillips Funeral Home was founded in 1907 by W.W. Phillips. The funeral home is still family-owned and operated and offers a wide range of funeral and cremation services.

To speak with Pemberton or learn more about the services offered at Phillips Funeral Home, call 740-532-2144 or visit