The Toothman family has been in business for four generations. Its founder, Jeff Toothman, graduated from St. Clairsville High School in 1991. After graduation, Jeff went on to attend Ohio University (Belmont) Eastern and then the Cincinnati College Of Mortuary Science. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mortuary Sciences in 1995 and immediately joined the family business. Jeff is the fourth generation funeral director in the Toothman family and served an apprenticeship under his father. Upon graduation, he passed the licensing board exams and became a licensed funeral director in 1997.
Jeffrey Toothman has been working in the funeral industry for several years. He was named President of the Toothman Funeral Home in 2012. Before that, he served as an apprentice in Kentucky. He later joined his father and grandfather’s funeral home in St. Clairsville. Before joining the Toothman family, he attended college and earned his degree from Csteoeftastamst egeftamet egeftaa.
Toothman is a member of Weyer Lodge 541 Free and Accepted Masons in Centerville. He has also served as the lodge’s past master and treasurer. He is also a member of the Ohio Embalmers Association and the Scottish Rite Bodies of the Valley of Steubenville. A former member of the St. Clairsville Area Chamber of Commerce, he is active in the community, serving on the NRA Banquet Committee and on the St. Clairsville Area Chamber of Commerce.
An active member of the community, Jeff Toothman is a past president of the St. Clairsville Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow. He has served as club president in 2000 and 2001 and on the Board of Directors and as chairman of the RI Foundation. He is a member of the St. Clairsville Area Chamber of Commerce. His passion for the community has made his life as a funeral director all the more rewarding.
A memorial service for William Harold Toothman was held at the funeral home on March 31. He was a retired salesman at Warehouse Inc. for more than 50 years. His parents, Ray and Hattie Toothman, preceded him. He was also predeceased by his brothers Bob and Harris. It is unclear whether his death was due to an accident or a medical condition. Jeff Toothman Funeral Home & Crematory has been caring for his family for the last few years.
Willis L. “Doc” Toothman
The Toothman Funeral Home began in Jacobsburg in 1909 with the help of William Taylor. Willis Toothman, Wilson’s grandfather, later partnered with Taylor to expand the business. In 1963, the Toothman family added a St. Clairsville location. Today, Jeff Toothman, Wilson’s son, continues the family tradition. Jeff is the fourth generation of the Toothman family to run the funeral home.
Wilson Toothman graduated from Union Local High School in 1967 and attended Ohio University (Belmont) Eastern. He then attended Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science where he received his associate’s degree in 1970. He served on several boards of directors in the funeral industry and has many honors to his credit. While serving the community, Wilson devoted half of his life to the funeral profession. He received the Ohio Funeral Directors Association’s 50-year certificate of excellence in 2011. Wilson was born in Union, Ohio, and later graduated from the Union Local High School in 1967. He then attended Ohio University (Belmont) Eastern and then enrolled in the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. After graduating from Cincinnati College, he worked in the funeral industry for eight years.
Jeff Toothman’s high school graduation
The late Jeff Toothman is one of the most influential people in the history of Jefferson County. He graduated from high school in 1950 and then attended the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He was a member of the West Virginia Manufacturers Association and was president from 1984 to 1994. He also served as a board member of the West Virginia Manufacturers Association and the Enforcement Commission for ten years. During his lifetime, he volunteered for the Goodlettsville Development Authority and was involved in a number of community activities.
After graduating from St. Clairsville High School, Jeff Toothman attended Ohio University (Belmont) Eastern and Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, earning a Bachelor of Mortuary Science in 1995. Following graduation, he joined the family business, the Toothman Funeral Home. He served his apprenticeship under his father, and passed the licensing boards. He became a licensed funeral director in 1997.
While attending St. Clairsville High School, Jeff Toothman is an active member of the St. Clairsville Area Chamber of Commerce. He has served as a board trustee and past-master of the Saints Club. He is also a member of Weyer Lodge #541 F. & A.M. in Centerville. He is a member of the St. Clairsville Rotary Club, where he served as president in 2000-2001. He is also a member of the Ohio Embalmers Association and is past-president of the Belmont County Funeral Directors Association.
Growing toothman funeral home
The Toothman Funeral Home is a family owned and operated business headquartered in Jacobsburg, Ohio. Originally founded in 1909, it has been in business for over 113 years. The Toothman family has been in business for three generations. Jeff Toothman is the fourth generation to run the business. He graduated from Cincinnati College Of Mortuary Science in 1995 and joined the family business. After graduating, he completed his apprenticeship under his father. In 1997, Jeff earned his license to become a funeral director.
After serving an apprenticeship in Kentucky, Philip Toothman was hired by the Toothman Funeral Home in 2002. His family also owns the funeral home, which has two locations. It is run by Wilson and Clark Toothman, along with their son, Jeff. In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf, watching movies, and listening to music. He will also be hosting a memorial service for his mother. This service will be held at the Toothman Funeral Home.