About Us

W. Neal Agent
Owner and 2nd generation funeral director,  worked at Agent Funeral Home since he was 14 years old. He was the son of the original founder, Watie N. “Jack” Agent. A 1958 graduate of Sallisaw High School, he attended NSU in Tahlequah and was a 1963 graduate of Dallas Institute of Funeral Service.  Neal was married to Darlene Lowrimore Agent for 49 years, they have 3 children: Rick Agent, Dr. Phil Agent and Darla Agent Winters, and 13 grandchildren. Neal was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church, he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and enjoyed quality time at Lake Tenkiller.

After a long and courageous battle with cancer, Mr. Agent passed away on October 6, 2007 at his home in Sallisaw, Ok. 

Rick Agent
Owner and manager, 3rd generation funeral director, A 1979 graduate of Sallisaw High School, May 1983 graduate of NSU in Tahlequah, and August 1984 graduate of Dallas Institute of Funeral Service.  He and his wife, Vicki L. Hawkins Agent have 4 children: Ricki Jo, Audra, Clint and Clay. Rick is active in civic affairs in Sequoyah County, longtime member and active participant in Black Diamond Booster Clubs, and enjoys spending time at Lake Tenkiller. Rick and his family are members of Immanuel Baptist Church.

Brian L. Mattingly
Licensed funeral director and embalmer, employed at Agent Funeral Home since Nov. 1994.,  A 1992 graduate of Sallisaw High School and 1994 graduate of Dallas Institute of Funeral Service with Associate of Applied Science Degree.  He has 3 children: Johnathon, Brittany and Jessica. Brian and his family are members of First Assembly of God Church in Sallisaw, Ok.   He enjoys music, golfing and spending time with his family.

Tad M. Rhodes
Licensed funeral director and embalmer, employed at Agent Funeral Home since August 2001.  A Sequoyah County Native and 1995 Muldrow High School graduate,  Tad graduated with academic honors from the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service and is a member of the Pi Sigma Eta National Morticians Fraternity.  He enjoys boating, traveling, riding motorcycles and spending time with family and friends.

Marlene (Tootle) Batchelder
Sallisaw office manager, licensed Life Insurance Agent, employed at Agent Funeral Home since February 1993, A 1991 Sallisaw High School graduate, she attended Northeastern State University. She  has 1 son, Logan.  Marlene is the daughter of Lela Tootle who worked at Agents for 30 years and retired in August 2006.

Shawna (Brewer) Smith
Administrative Assistant in our Sallisaw office. 

Born and raised in Sallisaw. She is a 1997 graduate of Sallisaw High School.  She and her husband, Michael have 5 children: Sydnei 19, Hannah 18, Brett 18, Zachary 14 and Christian 9.  Shawna has worked for the funeral home since April 2008.  She loves reading, cooking, thrift store and antique shopping and spending time with family.  She is also the mother of a child with autism and loves learning and seeing the world through his eyes.

Connie (Lowrimore) Rhodes
Pre-need family service counselor, aftercare specialist, and licensed insurance agent. Recently returned to Oklahoma from Baton Rouge, La.  A 1972 graduate of Central High School.  She and her husband, Dennis have 3 children: Tanya, Shawna and Russ and 5 grandchildren. They are formerly of the Muldrow area.  She enjoys gardening, garage sales, exercising, traveling and spending time with family and friends.

Mark Baldwin
Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer. He is engaged to Sherrie Luker. He has 2 daughters: Jennifer Dickson and Crystal Few and 7 grandchildren.  Mark is a 1976 graduate of Poteau High School and 1986 graduate of Carl Albert Junior College. He graduated from Dallas Institute of Funeral Service in 1988.  He is a distinguished U.S. Veteran and retired Department of Defense employee.  Mark worked for the U.S. Army Mortuary - Europe for 7 years, where he was deployed numerous times in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom to Afghanistan and Iraq.  He enjoys riding motorcycles, spending time at Lake Tenkiller and fishing. 

LaRuth Huggins of Roland, Ok.
She and her husband Eddie have lived in Muldrow most of their 53 years of marriage. They have twin sons, and four grandchildren. Lee's Chapel Church is their home church. She enjoys cooking Sunday dinners for her family, church, auctions, shopping, her job, and coordinating the Backpack Program in the Muldrow Schools. One of her life's greatest blessings is being a Cancer survivor.

Marilyn Elliott of Sallisaw, Ok.
Marilyn was raised in Minnesota.  She spent over 25 years in VA.  She moved to Sallisaw in 2007.  She has three children and two grandchildren.  She enjoys her "house in the country".  She does lots of yard work, likes to sew, do creative crafts, and gardening.  She loves her church and church family.  She started with Agent in 2008. 


Kyla Sisco of Muldrow, OK
Kyla has lived in Muldrow, OK all of her life and has been married to her husband, Jared Sisco, for 12.5 years. She enjoys reading, riding four wheelers, camping, and traveling. She loves her family and enjoys spending time with them. She is active in her church, Vision of the Way Fellowship, and loves serving Jesus!

Tammy Reed of Nicut, OK
She was raised in Nicut and has a son and grandson.  She loves watching any sport that he is involved with.  She has worked for Mallory Martin since 2005.
Donna Waldrop of Roland, OK
Donna was born in Southern Arkansas and moved to Fort Smith when she was about 10 years old.  She met the love of her life, Jimmy, in 1968 and they were married in 1969 and moved to Roland, OK.  they have been married 47 years and over 40 years has been spend in the ministry, with Jimmy preaching and Donna singing.  They have two wonderful children, one beautiful granddaughter and three grand puppies.  She loves spending time with her family, (especially for meals), baking, decorating, and traveling with her family. 



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