John David Friend
Owner/Funeral Director/Embalmer/Monument Representative
John David Friend has lived continuously in Lincoln County, Kentucky since he married Mary Benton Friend on November 8, 2008. As a young child, he grew up in the Pond Community of Kings Mountain, Kentucky, where his father was minister of Pond Baptist Church. John David’s funeral service career began in 2004, where he worked at Ramsey-Young Funeral Home in Lancaster, Kentucky. In December 2009, he obtained his Funeral Director’s license. He also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business & Marketing Education, and a Master of Arts Degree in Education Administration. In March 2019, John David graduated from Mid-America College of Funeral Service, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Funeral Service. During that ceremony, he was named Valedictorian of his class. In July 2019, he obtained his Embalmer's license.
John David’s family, in addition to his wife, includes his three beautiful daughters, Jesse Elizabeth, Ella Reese, and Logan Suzann; parents, Johnny Dale & Joyce Rogers Friend of Lancaster; and sister, Perri Ann Friend of Lancaster. John David is a member of Pleasant View Baptist Church in Waynesburg, Kentucky. John David currently serves as a Special Deputy for the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department, was the past Chairperson of the Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors (2016-2017) and currently is a Chamber Board Member, is a member of the Stanford Lions Club, where he currently serves as Assistant Treasurer, is a member of the Lincoln County Historical Society, where he previously served as Co-Treasurer and is currently on the Board of Directors, and a member of the Logan's Fort Foundation Board. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, running, landscaping, and watching University of Kentucky games.