About Us

We celebrate lives

Our Staff

Our staff's commitment to you 

Our staff 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. Founders of the Chapman Funeral Home, the late Hugh Moody (H. M.) and Thelma Deuel Chapman. Billie Lou and Merle Leroy Black, Jr. Billie and Merle were active in the funeral home for over fifty-years,  Merle passed away in 2000 and Billie in 2004.  Their obituaries may be found on our obituary page.  

Chapman-Black Funeral Home

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Kerry Crown Secretary info@chapman-black.com

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Kim Irving Florist flowershop@chapman-black.com

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Brian Torres Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer briantorres@chapman-black.com

Brian Torres is a licensed funeral director and embalmer graduated from the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service in 1990. He is licensed by the Oklahoma State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors as well as the State of Texas Funeral Service Commission. Brian and his wife, Dixie are members of the First Christian Church.  They have two sons, Brady and Baylor.

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Gene Black Funeral Director geneblack@chapman-black.com

Gene Chapman Black is a 1971 graduate of Oklahoma State University and former United States Naval Flight Officer. Upon completion of his military service, Gene graduated with honors from Central State University in Edmond, Oklahoma in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science in Funeral Service Education. He is a third generation funeral director following in the footsteps of his grandfather, H. M. Chapman and his father, Merle Leroy Black, Jr. Gene is a past president of the Cleveland Area Chamber of Commerce, Cleveland Rotary Club, International Cemetery, Cremation & Funeral Association and Cremation Association of North America. Additionally, Gene is a Certified Cremation Arranger, a Certified Crematory Operator and a Certified Celebrant. Gene and his wife, Tamza are member of the First Baptist Church in Cleveland. They have one son, Travis and his wife, Kari. 
He has three grandchildren, Ryan, Laci and Kendra.

Poteet Funeral Home

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Evelyn Caukins Secretary info@poteetfuneralhome.com

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Brian K. Torres President brian.torres@poteetfuneralhome.com

Brian Torres is a licensed funeral director and embalmer graduated from the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service in 1990. He is licensed by the Oklahoma State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors as well as the State of Texas Funeral Service Commission. Brian and his wife, Dixie are members of the First Christian Church.  They have two sons, Brady and Baylor.

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Gene C. Black Vice President gene.black@poteetfuneralhome.com

Gene Chapman Black is a 1971 graduate of Oklahoma State University and former United States Naval Flight Officer. Upon completion of his military service, Gene graduated with honors from Central State University in Edmond, Oklahoma in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science in Funeral Service Education. He is a third generation funeral director following in the footsteps of his grandfather, H. M. Chapman and his father, Merle Leroy Black, Jr. Gene is a past president of the Cleveland Area Chamber of Commerce, Cleveland Rotary Club, International Cemetery, Cremation & Funeral Association and Cremation Association of North America. Additionally, Gene is a Certified Cremation Arranger, a Certified Crematory Operator and a Certified Celebrant. Gene and his wife, Tamza are member of the First Baptist Church in Cleveland. They have one son, Travis and his wife, Kari. 
He has three grandchildren, Ryan, Laci and Kendra.

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Mark Suiter Manager mark.suiter@poteetfuneralhome.com

Evelyn Caukins

Secretary
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Kelby Edens

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Kerry Crown

Secretary
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Brian K. Torres

President
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Brian Torres is a licensed funeral director and embalmer graduated from the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service in 1990. He is licensed by the Oklahoma State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors as well as the State of Texas Funeral Service Commission. Brian and his wife, Dixie are members of the First Christian Church.  They have two sons, Brady and Baylor.

Gene C. Black

Vice President
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Gene Chapman Black is a 1971 graduate of Oklahoma State University and former United States Naval Flight Officer. Upon completion of his military service, Gene graduated with honors from Central State University in Edmond, Oklahoma in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science in Funeral Service Education. He is a third generation funeral director following in the footsteps of his grandfather, H. M. Chapman and his father, Merle Leroy Black, Jr. Gene is a past president of the Cleveland Area Chamber of Commerce, Cleveland Rotary Club, International Cemetery, Cremation & Funeral Association and Cremation Association of North America. Additionally, Gene is a Certified Cremation Arranger, a Certified Crematory Operator and a Certified Celebrant. Gene and his wife, Tamza are member of the First Baptist Church in Cleveland. They have one son, Travis and his wife, Kari. 
He has three grandchildren, Ryan, Laci and Kendra.

Kim Irving

Florist
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Brian Torres

Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer
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Brian Torres is a licensed funeral director and embalmer graduated from the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service in 1990. He is licensed by the Oklahoma State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors as well as the State of Texas Funeral Service Commission. Brian and his wife, Dixie are members of the First Christian Church.  They have two sons, Brady and Baylor.

Gene Black

Funeral Director
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Gene Chapman Black is a 1971 graduate of Oklahoma State University and former United States Naval Flight Officer. Upon completion of his military service, Gene graduated with honors from Central State University in Edmond, Oklahoma in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science in Funeral Service Education. He is a third generation funeral director following in the footsteps of his grandfather, H. M. Chapman and his father, Merle Leroy Black, Jr. Gene is a past president of the Cleveland Area Chamber of Commerce, Cleveland Rotary Club, International Cemetery, Cremation & Funeral Association and Cremation Association of North America. Additionally, Gene is a Certified Cremation Arranger, a Certified Crematory Operator and a Certified Celebrant. Gene and his wife, Tamza are member of the First Baptist Church in Cleveland. They have one son, Travis and his wife, Kari. 
He has three grandchildren, Ryan, Laci and Kendra.

Mark Suiter

Manager
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