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We understand how difficult it is to lose a loved one. Our compassionate and caring team work hard each and every day to make sure that the members of our community and beyond are taken care of during such a difficult time. For advice on what to do when a loved one is dying, making funeral arrangements, pre-arranging your own funeral, or anything else, please feel free to contact us, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

We promise to work with you and your family in your time of need to create the perfect memorial service for your loved one. We will be here for you today, as well as tomorrow.


Preston McKee, President & Licensed Funeral Director
Email: prestonmckee@morrisbaker.com
Office Phone: (423) 282-1521
Fax: (423) 282-5258

Preston is a third generation funeral director.  He is a lifelong Johnson City resident and the son of Tom McKee and Harriet Baker. He is married to Shuly Cawood. Preston graduated from Science Hill High School in 1991 and the University of the South in 1995. He is a former Chair of the Johnson City Area United Way Board of Directors, former member of its Executive Committee. He also served as the 2002 Allocations Committee Chair as well as Chair of Johnson City's  2005 United Way Campaign.  Preston also formerly served on the Johnson City Salvation Army Advisory Board. He is currently a member of the Johnson City Rotary Club and the United Way of Washington County, TN Board of Directors.

Harriet E. Baker, Funeral Director
Email: harrietbaker@morrisbaker.com
Office Phone: (423) 282-1521
Fax: (423) 282-5258

Harriet is a native and lifelong resident of Johnson City.  She is a 1960 graduate of Science Hill High School and a 1965 graduate of East Tennessee State University.  She is a member and former elder of the session of First Presbyterian Church, Elizabethton. Harriet is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Johnson City - Washington County Area United Way and Girls Inc.  She has also been active in Habitat for Humanity and the Johnson City Arts Council.  She is an avid gardener and a member of the Watauga Rose Society.  Harriet has four children: Lauren Kenny, Todd, Preston, and Valerie McKee. Harriet also has eight grandchildren.

Calvin W. James, Operations Manager, Funeral Director, & Embalmer
Email: calvinjames@morrisbaker.com
Office Phone: (423) 282-1521
Fax: (423) 282-4061

Calvin is a Paintsville, Kentucky, native who has lived in Johnson City since joining  Morris-Baker in 1999.  He is a graduate of Paintsville High School and the Mid-America College of Funeral Service, Jeffersonville, Indiana.  Calvin is a member of Heritage Baptist Church, where he assists with youth activities and plays both basketball and softball.  Calvin has been involved with the Jaycees, Masons, and Lions Club, and is also a former Sunday School Director.  He is an avid magician who specializes in working with children. Calvin is married to the former Margie Alexander, and they are the parents of two daughters, Samantha and Andrea.

Greg A. Harris, Assistant Operations Manager & Funeral Director
Email: gregharris@morrisbaker.com
Office Phone: (423) 282-1521
Fax: (423) 282-4061

Greg is a native of Erwin, Tennessee, and was educated in the Unicoi County School System. He attended East Tennessee State University and began his funeral career in 1997. Greg joined the Morris-Baker staff in 2003 and has since earned his Funeral Director's license. He is a member of the Johnson City Masonic Lodge 486 and is married to the former Martha Ledford. They are the proud parents of one daughter, Olivia, and a son, Gregory Alan. They attend Walnut Christian Church.

Michelle Callahan, Funeral Director & Embalmer
Email: michelle@morrisbaker.com
Office Phone: (423) 282-1521

Michelle is a third-generation funeral director who joined Morris-Baker in 2013. She holds a Bachelor degree in Mortuary Science and has been licensed in Kentucky, Georgia, and Tennessee. She is a Kentucky Colonel, member of the Order of the Eastern Star, and a proud mother and grandmother.

Amanda Gardner, Apprentice Funeral Director & Apprentice Embalmer
Email: amandagardner@morrisbaker.com
Office Phone: (423) 282-1521

Stephen R. Mize, Funeral Director & Embalmer
Office Phone: (423) 282-1521
Fax: (423) 282-4061

Anthony Harris, Funeral Director & Embalmer
Office Phone: (423) 282-1521
Fax: (423) 282-4061

Anthony is a native of Chilhowie, Virginia and currently lives in Bristol, Tennessee. Anthony is a graduate of Chilhowie High School, attended the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, and graduated from John Tyler Community College in Richmond, Virginia, with an Associate Degree in Applied Science with a major in Funeral Service and with Magna Cum Laude Honors. He is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Anthony joined the Morris-Baker Funeral Home staff in 2010. Anthony is an ordained minister, a TSSAA high school basketball official, an avid Virginia Tech football fan, and an Orange and Maroon Hokie Club Member. Anthony is married to the former Sarah McCracken and they attend South Bristol United Methodist Church.  "I look at funeral business as a ministry and one that God called me to many years ago. I look forward to serving the families of Johnson City and the surrounding Tri-Cities area."

Brenda Pelham, Family Service Counselor & Licensed Insurance Agent
Email: brendapelham@morrisbaker.com
Office Phone: (423) 282-1521
Fax: (423) 282-5258

James D. Nave, Funeral Assistant
Email: jimnave@morrisbaker.com
Office Phone: (423) 282-1521
Fax: (423) 282-4061

Jim is a native of Johnson City and a graduate of Jonesborough High School. He and his wife, Linda Nave, have been married over thirty-five years and have two children, Natalie and Mark, and two grandsons.  Jim has been involved with local sports programs throughout  the years.   Many people fondly remember Jim from his days as manager of the Biff Burger Drive-In and The Orange Bowl.  He has been a member of Skyline Heights Baptist Church since 1960, where he is an ordained deacon.

Floyd R. Saylor, Funeral Assistant
Email: rockysaylor@morrisbaker.com
Office Phone: (423) 282-1521
Fax: (423) 282-4061

ReneƩ Garland, Business Manager
Email: reneegarland@morrisbaker.com
Office Phone: (423) 282-1523
Fax: (423) 282-4061

Amber Chambers, Reception & Administrative Assistant
Email: amberchambers@morrisbaker.com
Office Phone: (423) 282-1521
Fax: (423) 282-4061

Robert Edmonds, Aftercare Coordinator
Email: bobedmonds@morrisbaker.com
Office Phone: (423) 282-1521
Fax: (423) 282-5258
Mobile Phone: (423) 202-1578

Bob Edmonds, a retired minister with more than forty-five years of pastoral experience, works with Morris-Baker assisting families through the time of transition following a death. He delivers grief information and funeral items, hosts our fellowship events for those who have lost their spouse, and finds the answer to any questions that may linger following a service.

Tommy Joe Andrews, Funeral Assistant

Nancy Beach, Organist

Judy Ellis, Funeral Assistant & Service Musician

Harold Felmet, Funeral Assistant

Eugene Hancock, Funeral Assistant

Phillip McClain, Funeral Assistant

Darrell Maupin, Funeral Assistant

Charles Wright, Funeral Assistant

Richard "Rick" Yett, Funeral Assistant

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