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Jason Freeman

Jason Freeman

Owner and Funeral Director

Jason Freeman is the owner of Martin Wilson Funeral Home and has been a licensed funeral director in the state of Tennessee since 2007. He is married to Jessica (Barnes) Freeman and has three children, Lauren, Bentley, and Maddox. Jason is the son of Rev. Ronnie (Bo) and Sandy (Goins) Freeman. In his spare time, he loves spending time with his family, sports, going out to eat, University of Tennessee sports, and fishing. Jason and his family live in Jacksboro.


Cliff Baird

Cliff Baird

Funeral Director

Cliff Baird was born in Tennessee, but moved to Washington State when he was two and stayed there until he was the age of 23. He has lived in Campbell County for the last 30 years. He has been with Martin Wilson Funeral Home since 2006 and has been a licensed funeral director since 2008. Cliff’s family includes his wife, Robin (Chapman) Baird; and two sons, Johnny Mack Smiddy and Eric Baird. In his spare time, he enjoys riding four wheelers and fishing. Cliff is a member of the local Rotary International Club, and attends Stanfield Church of God in Stinking Creek, Tennessee.


Claude E. Wilson

Claude E. Wilson

Funeral Director

Claude Wilson has been a long-time resident of the Jacksboro-LaFollette area. He has been with Martin Wilson Funeral Home since 1962 and has been a licensed funeral director since 1964. Claude is married to Carol A. Wilson. He is the father of Danny Wilson and the late Steve and Kelly Wilson. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing, golfing, and keeping himself busy. Claude is a member of the LaFollette Masonic Lodge. He attends Cumberland View Baptist Church.


Matt Schroeder

Matt Schroeder

Funeral Director and Embalmer

Matt Schroeder has lived in Campbell County since 1995. He has been with Martin Wilson Funeral Home since 1998 and has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer since 2003. Matt’s family includes his wife, Jessica (Muse) Schroeder; son, Ethan; and daughter, Braley. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and children. He also likes coaching his son in sports and middle school soccer.


Terri (Justice) Elswick

Terri (Justice) Elswick

Office Manager

Terri (Justice) Elswick has been with Martin Wilson Funeral Home since 2015 and is the office manager. She lives in LaFollette and enjoys the lake, shopping, and spending time with her family.


Gussie (Orick) Jones

Gussie (Orick) Jones

Funeral Assistant

Gussie (Orick) Jones is a long-time resident of Campbell County/LaFollette, Tennessee. She has been with Martin Wilson Funeral Home since 1998. Gussie’s family includes her husband, Clifton “Tip” Jones; daughter and son-in-law, Melissa and Jeff Troutman; and two grandchildren, Sydney and Parker. In her spare time, she likes reading, shopping, and eating at Red Lobster. Gussie attends Indiana Avenue Baptist Church.


Travis Forsyth

Travis Forsyth

Funeral Assistant

Travis Forsyth has been with Martin Wilson Funeral Home since 2014, where he serves as a funeral assistant. He is married to Carrie (Smith) Forsyth and they are the parents of Aiden and Kate. Travis enjoys coaching soccer and shooting fireworks for Pyro Shows. He attends Southside Baptist Church with his family.


Daniel Lasley

Daniel Lasley

Funeral Assistant

Daniel Lasley has been with Martin Wilson Funeral Home since 2014, where he serves as a funeral assistant. He is married to Mandy (Varner) Lasley. They are the parents of Josh and Jacob Lasley. Daniel is also the Physical Education teacher at Caryville Elementary and soccer coach at Campbell County High School. He attends Demory Baptist Church. Daniel has a life-long resident of Campbell County.


Sampson Ridenour

Sampson Ridenour

Funeral Assistant

Sampson Ridenour is a life-long resident of Campbell County. He is married to Amanda (Dupuy) Ridenour and they live in Jacksboro with their son, Maze. Sampson is the pastor of West Lafollette Baptist Church and has been with Martin Wilson Funeral Home since 2016, where he serves as a funeral assistant. In his free time, he enjoys reading and spending time with his family.

Birdine (Godfrey) Dixon

Birdine (Godfrey) Dixon

Advanced Planning Specialist

Birdine (Godfrey) Dixon is a long-time resident of Caryville, Tennessee. She has been with Martin Wilson Funeral Home since 2002. Her family includes her husband, Robert Dixon. In her spare time, Birdine likes to sew, work with computers, and doing community work. She is a member of the local Lions Club. Birdine attends Ridgeview Baptist Church.


Robin (Chapman) Baird

Robin (Chapman) Baird

Administrative Assistant

Robin (Chapman) Baird has been with Martin Wilson Funeral Home since 2013. She is married to Cliff Baird and has two sons, Johnny Mack Smiddy and Eric Baird. Robin is also employed by Lafollette Court Assisted Living.  She attends Stanfield Church of God, where she enjoys working with the youth.


Jessica (Barnes) Freeman

Jessica (Barnes) Freeman

Administrative Assistant

Jessica (Barnes) Freeman has been a life long resident of Campbell County. She is married to Jason and the mother of Lauren, Bentley, and Maddox. Jessica is also employed by Tennova Cardiology at Lafollette Medical Center. In her spare time, she loves shopping, four wheeling, attending her kids games, and spending time with her family.


Lauren Freeman

Lauren Freeman

Funeral Assistant

Lauren is the daughter of Jason and Jessica. She enjoys playing sports and being outside. She is the older sister to Bentley and Maddox.


Bentley Freeman

Bentley Freeman

Funeral Assistant

Bentley is the son of Jason and Jessica. He loves his twin brother, Maddox and his sister, Lauren. Bentley enjoys playing all types of sports. 


Maddox Freeman

Maddox Freeman

Funeral Assistant

Maddox is the son of Jason and Jessica. Maddox loves playing sports and being with his twin brother, Bentley and sister, Lauren. Maddox is the most mischievous of the three.


Sarah Cline

Funeral Assistant

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