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Our Care Team is committed to providing support, compassion, information, and direction as needed to all members of our community, their families, and friends who are dealing with loss and grief.

Tribute Memorial Care

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Shane Vice memorial care specialist, licensed funeral director
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Preethi Chaparala memorial care specialist, licensed funeral director
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Brandi Brawley memorial care specialist, licensed funeral director
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Bruce Ingram prearrangement planner
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Rickey Searcy ambassador
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Byron Jacobson ambassador
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Joe Gil ambassador
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Bill Rosko ambassador
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Don Kelly ambassador
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Marsha Kelly ambassador
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DeAnn Pollard ambassador
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Freddi Booth ambassador
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Brant Vice ambassador
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Mike Booth ambassador
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Becky Pruett ambassador
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Sue Beggs ambassador

Shane Vice

memorial care specialist, licensed funeral director
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Shane Vice resides in Norman with his wife, Deedra and their two sons: Dalton, a student at the University of Oklahoma, and Brant, a student at Norman North.  A graduate of Cordell High School, Shane obtained a Mortuary Science Degree from the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service in 1988 and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in 1993. 

Shane is the recipient of numerous industry awards and recognitions including being voted Funeral Director of the Year at the national level by his peers.  He specializes in restorative art creation, allowing families the option of visual closure through personal one-on-one time with their loved ones. 

Shane actively participates and engages in the Norman Community, previously serving on the Board of Directors for the Norman Chamber of Commerce.   His membership affiliations include the Sooner Rotary Club and the Norman Business Association.  Shane’s innovative efforts have resulted in the implementation of the Every 15 Minutes Program, Safe Escape, and the Jim Thorpe Youthful Drinking and Driving Prevention Program.

Shane enjoys traveling with his family, classic muscle car shows, and watching Sooner Sports.

 

Preethi Chaparala

memorial care specialist, licensed funeral director
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Preethi Chaparala is a graduate of the American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service in New York, NY, where she won the Wolff Memorial Award for Clinical Embalming.  She began her funeral career working at the oldest single family owned funeral home in New York City.  She is a patron of Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn, NY and was appointed to the city board for White Rose Cemetery in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. She is a licensed funeral director, embalmer, and pre-arrangement counselor in the state of Oklahoma.  Preethi also received her Bachelors of Science degree in Management Information Systems at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma.  She resides in Oklahoma City with her three cats: Wendy, Tina, and Sammy.

Brandi Brawley

memorial care specialist, licensed funeral director
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Bruce Ingram

prearrangement planner
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A life-long Norman resident, Bruce Ingram graduated from Norman High School in 1979 and continued his education, graduating from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Physical Education and Recreation.  Following college he attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas graduating with his Master’s degree in Religious Education.  Bruce was united in marriage to Valerie Hill in 1982 in Norman.

Bruce served Bethel Baptist Church of Norman as Minister of Students and Recreation for 27 years until 2010, ending a 30 year focus on working with teenagers and their parents. Valerie taught in the Norman Public School System for 30 years, most recently at Lincoln Elementary, retiring in May 2015.

 

Bruce and Valerie live in Norman and are the proud parents of two children, Courtney and Josh.  Courtney is a Children's Minister and Josh is the Manager of Travel Operations for the L.A. Lakers.  Bruce and Valerie are active members of Emmaus Baptist Church in South OKC.  Bruce and Valerie are avid Sooner fans.

In addition to his responsibilities of assisting with services and officiating services, Bruce serves as a business chaplain to companies in the Norman and Oklahoma City Metro area, including the BNSF Railroad Company.

 

Bruce joined the Tribute Family in September 2015.  Bruce has a strong passion and desire to help people during life’s difficult experiences.  He loves to help people in prearranging their funerals.

Rickey Searcy

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Byron Jacobson

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Joe Gil

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Born Joseph A. Gil, most people know and call him Joe Gil. Joe recently retired after 35 years in the restaurant/hospitality business. He is also retired from the U.S. Army and the Oklahoma Army National Guard. Joe is currently serving as the Executive Director of Le Tour De Vin, a joint Rotary fundraiser, for the combined Rotary Clubs of Norman.

Bill Rosko

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Don Kelly

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Don and his wife, Marsha reside in Norman.  They support KLIFE and Habitat for Humanity and they attend a local Baptist Church.

Marsha Kelly

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DeAnn Pollard

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Freddi Booth

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Brant Vice

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Mike Booth

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Becky Pruett

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Sue Beggs

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