About Us

Cremation Services of East Tennessee is family owned and operated by Rick and Shea Long. The Long's have a daughter, Logan, who also helps at the business.

Rick began his work in the funeral industry as a licensed funeral director and embalmer. In 1986, he left the daily funeral home work to begin Long's Grave Digging, eventually becoming Long's Cemetery Maintenance which services cemeteries and funeral homes throughout East and Middle Tennessee.

His wife Shea became a part of the company in 2004 after working for her family in the cemetery business for more than 5 years. Her family has more than 40 years experience in the funeral industry primarily serving families in the cemetery business.

The Long's have a daughter, Logan, who also helps at the business. Additionally, they are proud of their newest family addition, Farris and their four horses, Mallie, Peanut, Shake, and Tramp.