Care Team

No one in Norman has as many combined years of expierence in the funeral industry as our Team at Tribute Memorial Care.  Our dedicated staff members are here to provide support, compassion, and information to help you through your journey of grief and the celebration of your loved one’s life.

Tribute Memorial Care

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Shane Vice memorial care specialist, licensed funeral director
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Jonathon Winders memorial care specialist, licensed funeral director
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Bruce Ingram care specialist, pre-planning
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Lisa Robertson office manager
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John Davenport care specialist executive director, licensed funeral director
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Kevin Montgomery licensed funeral director
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Rickey Searcy ambassador
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Joe Gil ambassador
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DeAnn Pollard ambassador
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Joe Sher ambassador
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Brant Vice 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.

 

Jonathon Winders

memorial care specialist, licensed funeral director
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Jonathon Winders is a native Oklahoman. He attended Northeast Academy for Health Science and Engineering; a public school designed to attract students toward early career education. While at Northeast Jonathon was active in the health science department which provided a daily program that sought a hands-on approach to the health professions. This was hosted by the University of Oklahoma Health Science School in downtown Oklahoma City.

In December 2009 Jonathon graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma, majoring in Funeral Service.

Jonathon is married and has two beautiful daughters, Madilyn and Kaylee. His wife Lindsay Winders has a degree in Interior Design from the University of Oklahoma and is strong foundation for Jonathon and his career.

Jonathon also prides himself in his hobbies which include: camping, hunting, biking, four wheeling, off-roading, practicing guitar with his friends, working on his classic car, brushing up on his drawing, and hanging out with his dad. Jonathon is an active member of the Sooner Rotary and loves volunteering on projects through rotary.

Bruce Ingram

care specialist, pre-planning
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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 at Emmaus Baptist Church in Oklahoma City and Josh is the Manager of Travel Operations for the L.A. Lakers Basketball Team.  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.

Lisa Robertson

office manager
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A Moore resident for over 25 years.  I have worked in the medical field for over 29 years before finally finding the job I’ve only dreamed of most of my life.  My husband, Garry and I live in Moore. We have three children, seven grandchildren, 4 four legged children, and I have a terrific work family.  

John Davenport

care specialist executive director, licensed funeral director
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John grew up in Upstate New York in a small town called Broadalbin.  Graduating High School there in 2001 he knew he always wanted to attend the University of Oklahoma.  His father from Holdenville, Oklahoma always brought him down to visit the family in Oklahoma and John developed a passion to be part of the community here.  

After Graduating in 2006 from the University of Oklahoma he enrolled at the University of Central Oklahoma in Mortuary Science program and became a licensed funeral director.  This began his career serving and caring for the families of the Norman community. 

John and his wife Jennifer live in Norman with their son and daughter.  You may see John pushing his children around town while running, attending sporting events at OU or Thunder games, attending various events in the community and serving his community. 

John serves our team as the Care Specialist Executive Director helping to ensure that all our families know that we can have this discussion prior to someone passing.   

 

Kevin Montgomery

licensed funeral director
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Rickey Searcy

ambassador
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Joe Gil

ambassador
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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.

DeAnn Pollard

ambassador
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A life-long Norman resident DeAnn McHughes-Pollard graduated from Norman High School and attended her first year of college at OU.  She continued her education at East Central University in Ada graduating with a Math Education degree.  Following college, she taught Algebra in the Mid-Del school district for 29 years.  After retiring from teaching she worked for a local builder for 19 years as a New Homes Consultant and office assistant.  DeAnn became an Ambassador for Tribute Memorial Care in 2019.  She has found all three careers to be most rewarding because her desire has always been to help people.

 DeAnn married her husband Bill in 1980.  They have five wonderful children, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren as well as their precious toy poodle Hollie.  Bill and DeAnn live in Norman and are active members of Emmaus Baptist Church in OKC where she is secretary for her Sunday School class and is coordinator of Emmaus’ Samaritans Purse Operation Christmas Child Shoebox ministry. 

Joe Sher

ambassador
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Joe is married and a proud father of three children.  He was born in Virginia, now an Oklahoma resident for more than 50 years.  Joe is a USAF veteran and an OU graduate.  He joined Tribute Memorial Care in 2019.

Brant Vice

ambassador
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Sue Beggs

ambassador
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