Robert C. Kimes, CFSP, CCO, is a fourth generation funeral director licensed in West Virginia and North Carolina. He has worked in funeral service for nearly thirty-five years including his families business, corporate funeral service, and has owned and operated his own funeral home. Rob is a United States Air Force Veteran with a Bachelor’s Degree from West Virginia University, and an Associates Degree from Mid-America College of Mortuary Science. Rob has been the Executive Director of the WV Funeral Directors and Crematory Operators Association since 2011.
Hello Association Members, Spring is coming quickly, and the 2023 Legislative Session has come to an end. Legislatively our profession had only a few bills that would influence us. HB 2006 will divide the DHHR into three separate divisions, how this will affect the O.C.M.E and Vital Registration remains to be seen. ...READ MORE
Mid Winter Advocacy Summit Meeting February 8, 2023 Charleston Marriott Town Center 9am to 5pm 125 for WVFDCOA MembersLegislative Reception to Follow at 7pm Association and Legislative Updates Fire Extinguisher Training Workplace Hazards and Safety Disaster Planning Narcan Training Ethics Training...READ MORE
Join us in June of 2023 at the newest venue in town! June 5-6, 2023WVFDCOA Annual ConventionCharleston, WVHost Hotel: Charleston Marriott Town CenterVendors! You don’t want to miss this exhibit hall!Located in the capital city of West Virginia boasts the entertainment and convention centerpiece, theCharleston Coliseum...READ MORE
Hello Association Members, Welcome to the second half of 2022!!! We have all been through a lot over the last couple of years. Covid and all the extra loss, pain and work associated with a Pandemic, hard worked legislative sessions, our first sponsored Certified Crematory Operators course presentation, exponential g...READ MORE
The WVFDCOA will be hosting a Certified Crematory Operators Course on February 2, 2022 at the WV Funeral Directors and Crematory Operators Association’s office conference room. This class will be from 8am to 5pm. Lunch will be included and participants will meet the 8-hour minimum of classroom instruction to obtain th...READ MORE