Licensed Staff

Meet our Licensed Staff:

Our licensed staff of funeral directors have over 185 years of funeral service experience, and are able to represent and relate to people of all ages, from the Swing Generation to Baby Boomers to Generation X'ers. For you, this means that there is probably not a lot we haven't seen or been asked to do.  We are familiar with most local churches and their ministers and can handle the service for any faith or denomination represented here in Spartanburg County.

Our Preparation and Embalming Staff have over a 100 years of combined experience which means that they can handle the most difficult conditions for body preparation, from autopsy to body trauma to long periods of hospitalization.  They are capable of caring for all body types, shapes and sizes.....and any cause of death.  Our families are always very pleased and often surprised at their loved one's final appearance. 

Today's funeral director is more than a caretaker of the dead; he or she also is a memorial event planner. A funeral or memorial service often involves the same level of planning as a wedding or bar mitzvah. However, the planning for a funeral usually must be accomplished in a few days rather than over several months, all while the family is coping with the sometimes overwhelming emotion and physical exhaustion common to the death of a loved one. Our funeral directors and staff are caring, extensively-trained professionals who bring a diversity of skills to the logistics of your service so that you are free to focus on your family and friends.

Our funeral directors and embalmers are licensed as required by South Carolina State law and complete continuing education courses annually. Many Directors have their preneed insurance licenses and are well versed and experienced in handling all types of at-need or advance need situations.

  • Glenn C. Miller C.F.S.P.

    Glenn C. Miller C.F.S.P. General Manager/Vice President of Operations

    Glenn is a native of Newberry, SC and was raised in West Columbia. He moved to Spartanburg and joined the staff of The J.F. Floyd Mortuary in 1970. He had previously graduated from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. Soon after his arrival Glenn met and married Patricia Kekas Miller and they are the parents of two sons Nicholas and Stephan. Glenn has served with Greater Spartanburg Ministries, and as president of Spartanburg County unit of American Heart Association. He is a former Boy Scouts of America Leader and was the recipient of the Dr. George Dean Johnson, Sr., Scouting Leadership Award. He served as president of the South Carolina Board of Funeral Service, as an officer of South Carolina Funeral Directors Association Piedmont Group and later President of the Association itself. He has served as State PAC representative and on the advocacy committee for the National Funeral Directors Association and is currently serving as a NFDA Policy Board Representative. He has also received the designation as a Certified Funeral Service Practictioner (C.F.S.P.).

    An active member of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, Glenn served as president of the Parish Council, and received the Archangel Michael Honors from the Greek Orthodox Diocese of Atlanta. He is a member and former officer of the American Hellenic Education Progressive Association (AHEPA) Lodge #1 Atlanta, Ga., and Spartanburg Chapter #268 as well as other civic and community programs.

  • Scott Fowler

    Scott Fowler Manager & Funeral Director

    A native of Spartanburg Scott is a 1978 graduate of Spartanburg High School. He went on to graduate from the University of South Carolina with a BS degree in Chemistry. He began his career in funeral service at Floyds in 1981, and after serving his apprenticeship, became a licensed Funeral Director in 1985. He received his Pre-Need insurance license in 2002. Scott is active with both the South Carolina and National Funeral Directors Associations. In April 2004 he had the distinct honor of being selected to participate in the burial of the sailors of the U.S. Hunley. He is past president of the South Carolina Young Funeral Directors Association and is currently serving on an advisory board at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center for hospital and funeral director relations. In addition, Scott serves on the Advisory Board for Life Point, the organ and tissue procurement agency for South Carolina. Scott and his wife - Rena, along with their sons Marshall, Sam and Will are members of Trinity United Methodist Church.

  • Gordon Floyd

    Gordon Floyd Vice President

    Gordon Floyd was born in Concord, NC, a son of the late Dr. W. Russel Floyd and Elizabeth H. Floyd. He is a grandson to the late J.F. Floyd, founder of this organization. Gordon moved to Spartanburg in 1972 and began working at the family firm in 1976. He went on to become a licensed funeral director in 1978 and later was named vice president of The J.F. Floyd Mortuary. Gordon is married to Karen Floyd and they have two twin boys, Chris and Ernie. They are members of First Presbyterian Church and Gordon is a very active member of the Spartanburg Lions Club.

  • Charles Welch

    Charles Welch Funeral Director & Embalmer

    Charlie was born in Bishopville, S.C., and moved to Spartanburg in 1966. He began his funeral service career by attending Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service in Dallas, TX, and after graduation served his apprenticeship at Bass Funeral Home in Rock Hill, S.C. Charlie is married to Janet M. Welch and has two sons Nelson and Turner. He is a lifelong Presbyterian and is currently a member of First Presbyterian Church of Spartanburg. Until recently he owned and operated a Bed & Breakfast in Montreat, NC at the Presbyterian Retreat and Conference center. He enjoys most types of sports and is a huge CLEMSON fan.

  • Eddie Fargis

    Eddie Fargis Funeral Director/Inventory Control

    A native of Winston-Salem, NC, Eddie moved with his family to Spartanburg at the young age of 3 years old. He is a graduate of Spartanburg High School and has worked in the area all of his adult life. Eddie began his career at Floyd's in December 1998 and completed his apprenticeship as a Funeral Director in 2001. Eddie also received his Pre-Need Insurance license in October of 2004. Eddie is an active member of The Episcopal Church of the Advent where he served as former Vestryman, Lay Reader, and Chalice bearer. He is a member of The Brotherhood of Saint Andrew at the church. He also is a member of the Spartanburg Kiwanis Club. Eddie enjoys spending time gardening, chasing his chocolate Lab "Gladys", riding his Vespa Scooter, Hiking and Mountain Biking and his wife - Regina.

  • Dan Denler

    Dan Denler Funeral Director & Embalmer

    Dan Denler is a native of California and moved with his family to Spartanburg in 1970. He graduated from Fletcher Academy in 1975 and then began his career in Funeral Service by attending Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service where he graduated in 1977. He has well over thirty years of experience working with families and perfecting his skills in Embalming and Cosmetology. Most of his working career has been spent serving the families of the Upstate of South Carolina. He and his lovely wife Tressy live in the Duncan Park Area of Spartanburg. He is a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Spartanburg. He and his wife are the proud owners of a gracious "dog faced cat" named Smoakie. He enjoys Canvas Painting, traveling, and riding motorcycles.

  • Eddie Smith

    Eddie Smith Funeral Director

    Eddie Smith is a life long resident of Spartanubrg County and a 1972 graduate of Cowpens High School. He received an AA Degree from Spartanburg Methodist College, a B.S. Degree from the University of South Carolina at Spartanburg, and both M. Ed and Ed. S Degrees from Converse College. Eddie retired from Spartanburg District Seven Schools where he taught at Daniel Morgan Technology Center. Eddie began his career in funeral service in 1995 and became a licensed Funeral Director in 1998. He received his Pre Need Insurance License in 2006. Eddie and his wife, Gina, have one son, Hunter. Thay are members of Morningside Baptist Church. He has served the citizens of Spartanburg County as a law enforcement officer, emergency medical technician and a firefighter.

  • Chuck Fowler

    Chuck Fowler Funeral Director & Embalmer

    A lifelong resident of Inman, S. C., he began his career in funeral service with The J.F. Floyd Mortuary in November of 2005. Chuck is a 2007 graduate of Piedmont Technical College and majored in Funeral Service. After completing his career studies and apprenticeship, he became licensed as a funeral director and embalmer in November of 2008. Chuck and his wife Dena have two sons, Colby and Carson. He and his family are active members of Stable Life Worship Center in Inman. He enjoys dirt track racing, riding his motorcycle in charitable events, and riding four wheelers with his sons.

  • Ray Ridgeway

    Ray Ridgeway Funeral Director & Embalmer

    Ray began his funeral service career with Floyds in February 2010 as a part time associate. He positioned to a full time position in May of 2010. He was a recipient of the Evelyn J. Davis Memorial Scholarship through the South Carolina Funeral Directors Association in 2011.

    Ray is a graduate of the Funeral Service program at Piedmont Technical College in Greenwood, S.C. He achieved a 4.0 GPR during his time there and graduated with Honors.

    He is a lifetime member of the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice. After completing the 180 hours of continuing education requirements, he was awarded the designation of Certified Funeral Service Practitioner in July 2014.


    Ray is the son of P.B. and Mary Ridgeway of Boiling Springs and graduated from Boiling Springs High School in 1972. Ray is married to Kim Duncan Ridgeway. He has two daughters, Kelli (Paul) Ridgeway Abrams and Kristi (Jason) Ridgeway Varner. He also has a son, Ray (Katie) Ridgeway II. He is known as Pops to his five grandchildren, Jessie, Jacob, Karis, Gavin Ridge and Maryn.

    Ray is a member of Wellford Baptist Church. He is also a licensed minister and a deacon and a member of the Boiling Springs Lion's Club as well as the Boiling Springs Kiwanis Club. He enjoys camping, hiking, fishing, gardening, reading, and spoiling his grandchildren.