History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

In 1954, Mr. John W. Gober, Jr., acquired from Mr. W.H. Pruitt the funeral home that he operated in his home on Main Street.  Mr. Gober operated from there until 1962, when the present facility was built on Guntersville Road.  From 1954 until failing health forced him to retire in the late 90's Mr. Gober served the families of Arab with compassion and care that made Gober Funeral Chapel a trusted name for several decades.  Today that name is still a beacon in Funeral Service and even a few of Mr. Gober's employees still remain here serving as he taught us.  It is our desire to see that the level of care and dedication to service continues to reach the high bar set so many years ago.  We hope that you find this website informative and helpful.


Our Valued Staff

Greg Stone

Greg Stone, Manager/Funeral Director and Embalmer

Greg is a life long resident of Arab. He and his Wife, Tammy have two children, Conner and Katie. Greg began his career in Funeral Service here at Gober while still in high school working part time. After graduating from Fairview High School he began working full time and attending college. He received an Associate's Degree in Business from Wallace State and graduated from Jefferson State Community College in 1994 with a degree in Funeral Service Education. Greg and his family are members of the Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church near Blountsville where Greg serves as the Church's Pastor.


Gary Yessick

Gary Yessick, Funeral Director/Embalmer

Gary is a long time member of our staff having been here since 1972 after graduating from the Kentucky School of Mortuary Science. He is a member of Arab First United Methodist Church.


Harold Davis

Harold Davis, Director