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.
Scott Fowler (SC FD License #1888)
Director of Operations
A native of Spartanburg, Scott is a graduate of Spartanburg High School and the University of South Carolina, with a BS degree in Chemistry. He began his career in funeral service at Floyd's 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, and has attained the Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (CFSP) and Certified Crematory Operator (CCO) designations. In April 2004 he had the distinct honor of being selected to participate in the burial of the sailors of the CSS Hunley. He is past president of the South Carolina Young Funeral Directors Association and served as President of The South Carolina Funeral Directors Association in 2015-2016. In addition, Scott has served on the Advisory Boards for Sharing Hope (the organ and tissue procurement agency for South Carolina) and Spartanburg Regional Medical Center (hospital and mortuary relations). Scott and his wife - Rena, along with their sons Marshall, Sam and Will are members of Trinity United Methodist Church.
Glenn C. Miller, C.F.S.P. (SC FDE License (1209)
General Manager, N. Church Street.
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.
Gordon Floyd (SC FD License #1576)
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 (SC FDE License #1045)
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 Smith (SC FD License #2499)
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.
Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer; Certified Crematory Operator
Michael was born and raised in Spartanburg and graduated from Dorman High School in 1981. He attended Piedmont Technical College’s Funeral Service Education Program from 2002 – 2005 and served his apprenticeship at Floyd’s from 2004 – 2007. He passed the National and State exams and received his S. C. Funeral Directors and Embalmers license in 2007. He received his license in North Carolina in 2010. He particularly enjoys and excels in embalming and restoration work and is a Certified Crematory Operator. Michael returned to Floyds in 2018 after years of experience at other firms.
He has been married to Raegan Chappell for 31 years and they are avid dog lovers. Benny is their West Highland Terrier. Michael is an occasional mountain biker and enjoys the outdoors.
Grant Bumgarner (SC FDE License #2248)
After moving from Kansas, Grant has been a funeral director around the upstate South Carolina area since 1993. Licensed as a funeral preneed counselor, embalmer and funeral director he has assisted families with preneed funeral planning for over 16 years. He lives in Travelers Rest and continues to serve the citizens of TR after being elected in 2004 to serve on TR city council. He enjoys his weekends by making gallons of homemade ice creams and has made over 50 and counting different flavors and styles.
Scot Werkmeister (SC FD License #4242)
Scot has over 33 years' experience in cremation and funeral service. His expertise in assisting families with pre-planning their legacy allows them to have control of their own celebration, so it truly reflects who they are. Pre-planning also allows families to make decisions without the emotional burden and ensures their final arrangements reflect their wishes. His formal business knowledge and his deep-rooted legacy in cremation and funeral planning better helps him to explain all the options available that many families are not aware of. He understands that pre-planning your cremation or funeral means greater peace of mind not only for you but your family at the time of loss.