Wallace P. (Wally) Hooker CFSP, MBIE

Wallace P. (Wally) Hooker CFSP, MBIE, is the owner/funeral director/embalmer of Family & Friends Funeral Home of Wingate, IN. He and his wife designed, established and built their funeral home in 2004. Wally attended Purdue University and is a graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science, Wheeling, IL. He is 2015-2016 Past President of the Indiana Funeral Directors Association and serves on the Advisory Board of Worsham College of Mortuary Science, and board member of North American Division of the British Institute of Embalmers.
Wally does a significant amount of trade embalming from his funeral home. He is routinely called on by other funeral directors, for technical consultation, to assist with their problem cases, restorative work and for their family members. Wally has a passion and reputation for quality no-nonsense embalming and facial reconstruction. As an ‘in demand’ lecturer, Wally has shared his professional knowledge and experience with others at six International, 28 State, Regional Association, Canadian conventions and meetings, as well as several mortuary colleges.
In addition, he has served Fountain County, Indiana for 28 years, as deputy coroner, the past 24 as chief deputy coroner/investigator.
Wally and his wife Janet, live on their family farm and have two adult children and four grandchildren. In his spare time Wally enjoys his collection of vintage farm tractors and equipment. 

Jeff “Stewy” Stewart

Jeff “Stewy” Stewart serves as Regional Sales Vice President for the Atlantic Region for
Funeral Directors Life.

Prior to Stewy joining Funeral Directors Life in 2011, he served as a Regional Director of Sales for a third-party funeral marketing organization and has been recognized as a top preneed sales professional. His extensive field experience in preneed sales has helped him maintain a successful track record of helping funeral homes grow their business. Stewy loves what he does and is proud that the work he does is meaningful to others. He finds that the most rewarding part of his job is knowing that, in the end, he is not only providing innovative solutions to the issues affecting funeral homes, but he is also helping an individual make an incredibly smart decision to plan their funeral in advance.

Stewy attended Illinois Central College and Jacksonville Theological Seminary, and has been working in the funeral profession for 20 years.