Curtis L. Ottinger
Managing Partner / Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer TN & GA
Curtis is the Managing Partner of Heritage Funeral Home and Cremation Services on East Brainerd Road. He has served with Heritage since its beginning in 1991 and was with Lane Funeral Home for 10 years, prior to joining Heritage. Curtis has 42 years of service in the funeral profession serving as a key player in laying a solid foundation to the business. He is known for his personal touch and innovative ideas for the funeral profession. He received his degree in mortuary science from Gupton-Jones College in 1981 and is a licensed funeral director, embalmer and insurance agent in Tennessee and Georgia. Curtis is a gifted singer and musician, having led music in several area churches for many years as well as traveled professionally for several years. He is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, the East Lake Masonic Lodge #698, the Alhambra Shrine Temple ,East Brainerd Chamber of Commerce, East Brainerd Kiwanis Club and serves on the Advisory Board for the American Cancer Society. Curtis is a Licensed Minister, certified Life Celebrations Director, and Certified Celebrant and the only celebrant in Chattanooga specializing in creating a meaning celebration service for your family. He was named top three "Best Chattanoogan" in 2017,2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. Curtis was also the winner of the American Cancer Society's Real Men Wear Pink in 2018; and a member of the 2020, 2021, 2022 , and 2023 Circle of Red for the American Heart Association. Curtis has two daughters, Brittany (Michael) Teets and Maeghan (Gina) Ottinger, and three grandchildren, Bentley, Anniston, and Bellamy. He makes his home in Ooltewah.
Curtis was named Managing Partner of the Year in June of 2017 and has received several outstanding achievement awards for the East Brainerd Chapel Standards of Excellence.
In 2021 and 2022 Curtis was named Best Chattanoogan for the News Channel 12 Viewers Choice Awards.
The Staff of the East Brainerd Chapel of Heritage Funeral Home has been chosen as "Funeral Home of Choice- Best of the Best" in Chattanooga for the past 19 years.
You can email Curtis at email@example.com