Meet Our Staff

Our staff provides excellent funeral planning services.

We have years of experience caring for families from all walks of life, cultures and faiths. Our unsurpassed staff and our family provide kind, caring, professional service. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession who are dedicated to excellence in service, adhere to the highest funeral industry standards, and have exceptional integrity. We consistently earn phenomenally high customer satisfaction survey results.

Our licensed, professional staff is here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call 304-743-4141 anytime. We will even come to you to make arrangements in the comfort of your home.

Prompt, compassionate service is always just a phone call away, where and when you need it.


Jason Thompson

Jason Thompson

Managing Partner/Licensee-in-Charge

Jason is a lifelong resident of the tri-state area with 20 years experience as a funeral director and embalmer, being licensed in both West Virginia and Ohio. He graduated from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1998 with a Bachelor’s in Mortuary Science. Jason has been a part of the Heck Funeral Home family for 16 years. He is a member of the Milton Lions Club and the Barboursville Moose and enjoys  attending concerts, going to ball games and spending time with his family.

Brittany Miller

Brittany Miller

Funeral Director/ Embalmer

Brittany is the newest member of the Heck Funeral Home family and brings a wealth of experience and a passion for serving families. Brittany is a licensed funeral director and embalmer in both West Virginia and Pennsylvania. She was born in Logan County and since 2003 has been a resident of Huntington, where she attained a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Marshall University. She is also a 2012 Graduate of the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science with an Associate’s Degree in Mortuary Science. Brittany is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, a member of the Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce, where she is on the Women 2 Women Committee, and a member of the Downtown Huntington Lions Club.

C.H. 'Bud' Gibson

C.H. "Bud" Gibson

Funeral Attendant

A lifelong resident of Milton, Bud is a retired ACG Sgt. Major with the U.S. Marine Corps and former police chief of Milton, Wayne, and Altoona, Alabama. He has an Associate's Degree in Law Enforcement from Oakland Community College. He is a member of the Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rites, Shriners, and three-time past Worthy Patron of the Order of the Eastern Star. He is also past Commandant of the Marine Corps League. He began working at Heck Funeral Home in 1989. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife Shirley on their farm and taking care of their animals. He also enjoys hunting and fishing.

Shirley Gibson

Shirley Gibson

Funeral Attendant

Shirley has been working part-time at Heck Funeral Home for several years now as a funeral attendant. She is a full time teacher for Cabell County Schools and has a B.S. degree in Elementary Education and an A.A.S. in Early Childhood/Kindergarten. Shirley is a member of the Milton Eastern Star and enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and working and taking care of all the animals on the farm in Ashton that she and her husband, Bud, own. Her parents live in Florida, her brother and his family live in Virginia, and her sister and her family live in Illinois.

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