About Our Funeral Home
Welcome to the Lewis-Gillum Funeral Homes. Whether you would like to learn more about planning a funeral or grief support, or you’re just looking for general information on funeral arrangements, please feel free to look around. If you have any questions, we’re available by phone, by email or in person.
We offer two locations to provide for your individual needs that are conveniently located in Jackson and Oak Hill Ohio.
A Brief History of Our Funeral Home
Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home began approximately in 1941, owned and operated by David Kuhner of Oak Hill. David Kuhner's nephew, Edward "Shorty" Lewis, partnered with Kuhner and bought the business shortly before Kuhner's death in 1951. Shorty and his son, Stan, along with uncle, Jack Thomas, continued the care and compassion of coordinating both funerals and a running ambulance service for Oak Hill until Shorty's sudden death in 1978. At 26 years old, Stan and his wife, Sherry, took over the family business with the help of Uncle Jack and Stan's mother, Peg. In 1984 Stan bought the Eisnaugle Funeral Home in Jackson, owned and operated by Jack and Helen Eisnaugle. Now with both the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home and Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home, Stan and Sherry and their dedicated staff continued their lives and their work. In 2012, after six years of employment, Stan and Sherry worked with myself, (David) and my wife, Joanie Gillum, and changed the names of both businesses to Lewis & Gillum Funeral Home, of Jackson and Oak Hill. Stan and Sherry retired in 2016 and are currently enjoying life after 40+ years of community service. It's important to note that while they "worked" for 40+ years, their job was full of enjoyment, and they became a huge part of their two communities, I say that honestly. Joanie and I would like to continue to keep things as they have always been with both businesses and take care of the people who have such incredible loyalties to our two small, family-owned funeral homes. This career is sometimes very difficult mentally, emotionally and physically, but when it's a calling from the Lord himself, we can't argue. I once heard a minister say that "the safest place one can be in life is in the middle of God's will." I whole-heartedly believe that's exactly where I am and where I want to remain. I would like to thank all of the families who put their trust in us, call upon us in such difficult and traumatic times, and allow us to serve you. It truly is a privilege.
- David and Joanie Gillum