Our Staff

Our dedicated and supportive staff are here to guide you through this difficult journey. We take pride in doing our absolute best to ensure your needs are met.

Cade is a 5th generation funeral service professional and owner of Legacy Funeral Home & Cremation Center and Wann Funeral Home & Cremation Center. He received his degree in Mortuary Science from John A. Gupton College in Nashville, Tennessee.

He is pleased to be able to present to our community the outstanding professionalism and kindness of our staffs, our modern and immaculate facilities and our unprecedented Signature Services Program.

Cade is a past master and member of Daisy Lodge #706 F&AM, Selected Independent Funeral Homes, The National Funeral Directors Association and The Tennessee Independent Funeral Group. He and his wife, Shawn, are the owners of Legacy Funeral Home and Cremation Center and are members of Dallas Bay Baptist Church. They have one son, Jacob.

Cade C. Williamson
President, Funeral Director & Owner



Shawn received her Mortuary Science degree from John A. Gupton College in Nashville, Tennessee. She has been awarded the "Certified Preplanning Consultant" (CPC) designation. She is a member of the Daisy Woman's Club, Daisy Order of the Eastern Star #328, The National Funeral Directors Association, Selected Independent Funeral Homes and The Tennessee Independent Funeral Group. She and her husband, Cade, are the owners of Legacy Funeral Home & Cremation Center and Wann Funeral Home & Cremation Center and are members of Dallas Bay Baptist Church. They have one son, Jacob.

Shawn M. Williamson
Vice President, Funeral Director & Owner



Frankie was born and raised in Soddy-Daisy. She married Larry Pope in 1975 and moved to St. Elmo. She retired from the insurance industry after more than 30 years of service.

She co-authored the St. Elmo Story from which the proceeds of that book started the painting and restoration of St. Elmo. Frankie feels honored to be able to serve the families of her home town and now the families of St. Elmo/Lookout Mountain.

She states, “I never thought working at a funeral home could bring you joy, but, when you can give someone with a broken heart any amount of comfort, it’s a blessing”.

She has been a part of the Wann/Legacy team since 2013.

Frankie Pope
Office Assistant



Vernon, a Soddy-Daisy native, joined our Legacy family in 2006. He is very active in local prison ministries, health care facility ministries and church ministries. Vernon and his wife, Linda, are members of Calvary Baptist Church. They reside in Soddy-Daisy.

Vernon Sneed
Funeral Assistant



Buddy is retired from Alstom Power after 44 years of service. He is very active in Sequoyah Baptist Tabernacle where he is a deacon, Sunday School Teacher and serves in many other positions as needed.

Buddy has been married to his wife, Judy for 50 years. He is the father of Mike and Andy, the grandfather of Kristin Priest, Ryn Marie King and Harrison Collier. He is the  great-grandfather of Sophia Stubblefield and Zoey Priest.

Buddy and his wife, Judy have been working at Legacy Funeral Home and Cremation Center since October 2010 and enjoy doing their part in helping families during this painful time in their life.

Buddy Collier
Funeral Assistant



Judy is retired from TVA with 19 years of service. She is also very active in Sequoyah Baptist Tabernacle.

Judy and her husband, Buddy have been married for 50 years. She is the mother of Mike and Andy, the grandmother of Kristin Priest, Ryn Marie King and Harrison Collier. She is the great-grandmother of Sophia Stubblefield and Zoey Priest.

Judy and her husband, Buddy have been working at Legacy Funeral Home and Cremation Center since October 2010 and enjoy doing their part in helping families during this painful time in their life.

Judy Collier
Visitation Staff



A Soddy Daisy Native, Judy now makes her home in Hixson, TN with Jeff, her husband of 27 years. She began her insurance career with Legacy in 2008 and went on to serve thousands of clients with traditional insurance products and Medicare products. 

She believes that loved ones benefit greatly from taking time to process the pain of losing a loved one without the burden of financial obligations overshadowing their time of grief. Judy considers it an honor and privilege to serve families during their time of need and has made it her mission to prepare families for that time. 

Judy Newman
Advanced Funeral Planner



Jamey Eggert is a native of Jasper, Tennessee and graduated from John A. Gupton College, Class of 2007. He is a member of McKendree United Methodist Church and a former United Methodist Pastor. Jamey is a ordained minister. He has been a funeral director in Tennessee since 2000 and is dual licensed in both Tennessee and Georgia.

James Eggert
​Funeral Director