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

Our History

Maraman Billings Funeral Home has been serving the Bullitt County, Central Kentucky and Louisville metro area since 1880. We are proud to be an independently funeral home. Our staff strives to provide exceptional service.

We offer many options personally designed for every family we serve, from full service traditional funerals with ground or above ground burial to direct cremation and memorial services.  

The location of our funeral home today originally started as the Maraman Family's personal residence and the first home with air conditioning in the city of Shepherdsville. One of our goals is to create an environment that accommodates your needs and helps you to feel comfortable in your surroundings. Our facilities are designed to feel more like a home for funerals rather than a place of business. Our staff creates a world class service environment while still retaining the charm and reverence prevalent in this southern community. We are familiar and work with religious, civic, military, end-of-life planning and service organizations to meet both the private and social needs of each individual.  Our facilities are handicap accessible with ample lighted parking.  We invite your inspection and look forward to meeting you. 

Our family has been honored to own and operate Maraman Billings Funeral Home since 1987 and we obtained the Cedar Grove Cemetery in March of 1999.  We had sold monuments for years, and with the mergers of some of the independent memorial providers and the skyrocketing prices we found it an opportunity to start Billings Family Memorials with the idea of providing memorials in the local area.  We have quickly branched out into a five state region.

We have been blessed with continued growth of our service and we could have never been so bold to dream that it would have grown like it has.  We know in today's times there are many choices available to families, but our promise to you is that we will treat you like we would want to be treated, provide exceptional service at the most affordable  prices in the area.

Our Valued Staff

  • Dave  Billings

    Dave Billings Owner

    Dave Billings, owner of Maraman Billings Funeral Home is a 1978 Graduate of the Kentucky School of Mortuary Science. The Billings Family has been honored to serve the community since 1987. Dave is also currently serving as the Bullitt County Coroner since 2011.

    Dave has three children, members of Southeast Christian Church a member of Bullitt Lodge 155 F&AM, Kosair Shrine Temple. Dave and Pam are active members of the community in which they are honored to serve.

    Email Dave at [email protected]

  • Samuel D. Billings

    Samuel D. Billings Funeral Director and Embalmer

    Sam is Dave’s youngest son. While growing up in the funeral home, he attended Cedar Grove Elementary and Berheim Middle School before graduation from Bullitt Central High School in 2004. He graduated from Mid-America College of Mortuary Science and has been a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer since 2009. He is the proud father of two children; Natalee and Isaac. Sam is married to Melissa Chatto Billings. When not working at the funeral home or busy setting monuments with Adam, Sam enjoys spending time outdoors with his family.

  • Adam W. Billings

    Adam W. Billings Funeral Director

    Adam is Dave’s oldest son. While growing up in the funeral home with Sam, he also attended Cedar Grove and Bernheim before graduating from Saint Xavier High School in 1999. With football being one of his top priorities after high school, he has taken a slightly different route into the family business. After playing football at the University of Tennessee for three years he transferred and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Maryville College. Having stints coaching and teaching in Wisconsin, Alabama, Tennessee and North Carolina, he was happy to return to Kentucky in 2011. He is currently the head football coach at North Bullitt High School, and after teaching math there for two years he started his apprenticeship and working full time at the funeral home in the Summer of 2017 and received his Funeral Directors License in 2019. He and his wife of over 10 years, Shelby, are the proud parents of two children, Jacob and Rachel. If he is not out setting monuments with Sam, he enjoys coaching football and spending time with his family.

  • Jeanette Cox

    Jeanette Cox Funeral Director and Embalmer

    Jeanette started with Maraman Billings Funeral Home in the fall of 2017. Jeanette is a 2017 graduate of Mid America College of Mortuary Science and a 1999 graduate of North Bullitt High School.

  • Tim W. Gonterman

    Tim W. Gonterman Funeral Director and Embalmer

    Tim W. Gonterman is a native of Mt. Washington and a 1979 graduate of Bullitt Central High School. Tim is a 1981 graduate of the Mid-America College of Funeral Service and is a licensed funeral director and embalmer. He is a Volunteer with the Mt. Washington Community Ministries, Member of the Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery Board, and a member of Lone Hill United Baptist Church and their cemetery board. Tim is color commentator for Bullitt East Sports on 95.3 WFBR and serves as an Inspector for the Kentucky Boxing and Wrestling Commission. Tim lives in Mt. Washington. He hase 2 daughters Devin Prather(Joe) and Danielle Wetzel (Chris), and three grandsons, Zander, Gavin and Reed.

  • Ernie  Jones

    Ernie Jones Funeral Associate

    Ernie is a retired employee of Ford Motor Company and the President of the Mountain City Cruisers Car Club.