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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.

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Jack Gobin Ambassador

Jack is a native of Pueblo, Colorado. He attended Colorado State University where he obtained a BS degree in Biological Sciences. While attending college he met Ellen, they married after finishing college. Jack worked 39 years for the Department of Agriculture, 24 of those years were spent in Oklahoma as a State Plant Health Director. Jack and Helen have been married 51 years and have 2 daughters and 6 grandchildren. They attend Choctaw Road Baptist Church where Jack has served as Deacon, participated in Grief Share outreach and is active with service on the Bereavement Committee. He has served in the funeral industry since 1960. Jack has a heart of mercy and views support for family needs at the time of passing of a loved one as a ministry calling.

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Rick Fillips Ambassador

Rick comes from deep roots in Harrah, going back five generations to the original Ukrainian settlers in the area. He is the grandson of J.W. Phillips, one of the first mayors of Harrah. A 1979 graduate of Harrah High School, he attended the University of Central Oklahoma, in Edmond and St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary in Scarsdale, New York earning a Bachelor of Science and Master of Divinity, respectively. He is an ordained Russian Orthodox Priest. His studies and ministry have taken him to many parts of the country. Rick enjoys working at Asa Smith Funeral Service where he is able to serve family and friends in the community.

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Jim Lee Ambassador

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Rick Shimp Ambassador

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Tiffany Tramel Office Manager ttramel@smithparks.com

Tiffany (Patterson) Tramel has lived in Harrah since 1983. She grew up as a part of this great community and graduated from Harrah High School in 2001. Tiffany and Todd were married in 2002 at the Harrah church of Christ and together they have three children. She loves spending time with her family, playing games, crafting, and of course, shopping. Her passion is helping and comforting those going through the hardest times of grief and loss. Through personal loss, she knows all too well the pain of losing loved ones. She specializes in creating a personalized celebration of life for each family we serve.

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Todd Tramel Regional Market Leader/Funeral Director dtramel@smithparks.com

Todd Tramel is from Harrah and has lived here the majority his life. He graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a Bachelor’s Degree of Mortuary Science in 2005. He has served in management for various funeral homes across the OKC metro and brings his expertise to Asa Smith Funeral Service in 2018. He has been President of the Harrah Baseball and Softball Little League Association in the past years. Todd and Tiffany both serve in the Church of Christ as Link Group Leaders and Bible Class Teachers.  Todd is also Chairman of the Disaster Relief Committee and serves on the Missions Committee for the Del City Church of Christ.  He also is a member and participant of the Choctaw Chamber of Commerce.  

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John Bill Martin Ambassador

John is a retired teacher from both Harrah and McLoud Schools. He is also a newspaper reporter and has worked as a visitation attendant at Asa Smith Funeral Service for 18 years. He has lived in Harrah for 40 years and is a member of Harrah Church.

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Brenda Hudson Ambassador

Brenda Hudson has worked with Asa Smith Funeral Service since 2005 as an Ambassador. She loves being around people and helping others in their time of need. Brenda has lived in Harrah all her life and graduated from Harrah High School. She has been married to her husband, Dean, for 21 years and they are members of the Newalla First Baptist Church. They have 3 beautiful children and 5 grandchildren.

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Castle "Cass" Smith Family Care Director csmith@smithparks.com

Cass was born while his parents lived in the apartment above the Parks Brothers Funeral Home in Okemah. He follows his father, Asa Smith, in the family tradition of funeral service. He has lived in Harrah since 1972. He is married to the love of his life Elizabeth and they have two children Britta and Bridger. He graduated from Central State University in 1984 with a BA in Psychology. Cass is a member of the Harrah Economic Development Impact Committee, a member of the Harrah Long Range Planning Committee, a community director for BancFirst, a member of the Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Business Advisory Board for the Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center, and a member of Harrah Church.

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Matthew Jon Leeper Funeral Director mleeper@smithparks.com

Matt is from McAlester, Oklahoma and currently resides in Jones, Oklahoma. He attended Eastern Oklahoma State College and received a Bachelor's Degree in Funeral Service at the University of Central Oklahoma in 1990. He has been active in both Lions Clubs and Rotary Clubs and he is a member of the Newalla First Baptist Church. Matt has been with Smith-Parks Funeral Service as a funeral director at the Harrah location since 2001.

Jack Gobin

Ambassador
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Jack is a native of Pueblo, Colorado. He attended Colorado State University where he obtained a BS degree in Biological Sciences. While attending college he met Ellen, they married after finishing college. Jack worked 39 years for the Department of Agriculture, 24 of those years were spent in Oklahoma as a State Plant Health Director. Jack and Helen have been married 51 years and have 2 daughters and 6 grandchildren. They attend Choctaw Road Baptist Church where Jack has served as Deacon, participated in Grief Share outreach and is active with service on the Bereavement Committee. He has served in the funeral industry since 1960. Jack has a heart of mercy and views support for family needs at the time of passing of a loved one as a ministry calling.

Rick Fillips

Ambassador
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Rick comes from deep roots in Harrah, going back five generations to the original Ukrainian settlers in the area. He is the grandson of J.W. Phillips, one of the first mayors of Harrah. A 1979 graduate of Harrah High School, he attended the University of Central Oklahoma, in Edmond and St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary in Scarsdale, New York earning a Bachelor of Science and Master of Divinity, respectively. He is an ordained Russian Orthodox Priest. His studies and ministry have taken him to many parts of the country. Rick enjoys working at Asa Smith Funeral Service where he is able to serve family and friends in the community.

Jim Lee

Ambassador
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Rick Shimp

Ambassador
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Tiffany Tramel

Office Manager
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Tiffany (Patterson) Tramel has lived in Harrah since 1983. She grew up as a part of this great community and graduated from Harrah High School in 2001. Tiffany and Todd were married in 2002 at the Harrah church of Christ and together they have three children. She loves spending time with her family, playing games, crafting, and of course, shopping. Her passion is helping and comforting those going through the hardest times of grief and loss. Through personal loss, she knows all too well the pain of losing loved ones. She specializes in creating a personalized celebration of life for each family we serve.

Todd Tramel

Regional Market Leader/Funeral Director
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Todd Tramel is from Harrah and has lived here the majority his life. He graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a Bachelor’s Degree of Mortuary Science in 2005. He has served in management for various funeral homes across the OKC metro and brings his expertise to Asa Smith Funeral Service in 2018. He has been President of the Harrah Baseball and Softball Little League Association in the past years. Todd and Tiffany both serve in the Church of Christ as Link Group Leaders and Bible Class Teachers.  Todd is also Chairman of the Disaster Relief Committee and serves on the Missions Committee for the Del City Church of Christ.  He also is a member and participant of the Choctaw Chamber of Commerce.  

John Bill Martin

Ambassador
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John is a retired teacher from both Harrah and McLoud Schools. He is also a newspaper reporter and has worked as a visitation attendant at Asa Smith Funeral Service for 18 years. He has lived in Harrah for 40 years and is a member of Harrah Church.

Brenda Hudson

Ambassador
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Brenda Hudson has worked with Asa Smith Funeral Service since 2005 as an Ambassador. She loves being around people and helping others in their time of need. Brenda has lived in Harrah all her life and graduated from Harrah High School. She has been married to her husband, Dean, for 21 years and they are members of the Newalla First Baptist Church. They have 3 beautiful children and 5 grandchildren.

Castle "Cass" Smith

Family Care Director
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Cass was born while his parents lived in the apartment above the Parks Brothers Funeral Home in Okemah. He follows his father, Asa Smith, in the family tradition of funeral service. He has lived in Harrah since 1972. He is married to the love of his life Elizabeth and they have two children Britta and Bridger. He graduated from Central State University in 1984 with a BA in Psychology. Cass is a member of the Harrah Economic Development Impact Committee, a member of the Harrah Long Range Planning Committee, a community director for BancFirst, a member of the Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Business Advisory Board for the Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center, and a member of Harrah Church.

Matthew Jon Leeper

Funeral Director
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Matt is from McAlester, Oklahoma and currently resides in Jones, Oklahoma. He attended Eastern Oklahoma State College and received a Bachelor's Degree in Funeral Service at the University of Central Oklahoma in 1990. He has been active in both Lions Clubs and Rotary Clubs and he is a member of the Newalla First Baptist Church. Matt has been with Smith-Parks Funeral Service as a funeral director at the Harrah location since 2001.

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