History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our Valued Staff

  • Brent T. Massie

    Brent T. Massie President / Licensed Funeral Director / Embalmer

    Brent was born in raised in Salisbury, Mo. After graduating from Salisbury High School he attended Moberly Area Community College and later transferred to Dallas Institute of Funeral Service, where he graduated in 2003 with a degree in Mortuary Science. Brent married Elizabeth "Annie" Willett in 2006. They have one son Chace who is a first grader at Eugene Field In Hannibal where Annie teaches.

    Brent is a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Council #907, Hannibal Lions Club, Hannibal Area Chamber of Commerce, Missouri Funeral Director & Embalmers Association, National Funeral Directors Association, and Missouri Coroners and Medical Examiners Association. Brent currently serves as the Deputy Coroner in Marion County.

    When not working at the funeral home, Brent enjoys, hunting, fishing, boating, camping, gardening, watching football, home improvements and spending time with his family.

    Brent has the passion of serving families with compassion, and treating them as family to help them during this most difficult time of their life.

  • Annie  Massie

    Annie Massie Secretary

  • Phillip L.  Smith

    Phillip L. Smith Licensed Funeral Director / Embalmer

  • David A.  Davis

    David A. Davis Licensed Funeral Director / Embalmer

    David was born in Mexico, Missouri. His parents moved to Hannibal when Dave started fifth grade. He graduated from Hannibal High School in 1964 and attended Northeast MO State Teachers College in Kirksville for 3 and ½ years. He then transferred to Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science and Gupton Jones in Dallas, Texas, and graduated in March of 1969 and returned to Mexico, MO where Dave was employed by Precht-Pickering Funeral Home. In 1971 the funeral home purchased Coder Funeral Homes in La Belle, Ewing, and Bethel, MO where Mr. Davis became manager of and lived at the main location, Coder Funeral Chapel in La Belle. Later in 1971 Mr. Davis was married in Kirksville, Missouri to Carol L. Clark and they lived in La Belle until 1985, when they moved to Hannibal. Carol retired from Oakwood Elementary School in 2007, having taught for 32 years. They have a son and daughter, Chris C. Davis of Rolla and Kansas City, and Laura L. Davis of Columbia. Both are graduates of HHS. A granddaughter, Ciara C. Davis lives in Columbia.

    Carol and Dave are both members and Elders at Hannibal First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Dave is also a member of Hannibal Early Bird Kiwanis Club, Missouri Funeral Directors Association, National Funeral Directors Association, Tri-State Funeral Directors, Masonic Lodge #222, AF &AM, Order of Eastern Star #316, Mark Twain Lake Sailing Association and Salt River Shooting Club. Hobbies and interests include spending time outdoors with his family and friends, as well as sailing, fishing, and hunting.

  • Tammy  Willis

    Tammy Willis Office Staff

  • Tommy  Miller

    Tommy Miller Funeral Support Staff

  • Jack  Cowden

    Jack Cowden Funeral Support Staff