Dennis Bridges

Dennis Bridges lives in Knoxville, Tennessee, where his soft-spoken voice and calm demeanor have touched and comforted thousands of people during his 20 years as a Tennessee-licensed funeral director.  Dennis joined one of the country’s largest funeral services companies and, on the strength of his quiet professionalism, boundless energy, and unflappable spirit, found himself on the fast-track to corporate success. Along with Kim Powers, he founded Memorial Concepts Online to sell funeral merchandise directly to the public nationwide.

  • March 14, 2001    |   Economic Liberty

    Oklahoma Caskets

    Requiem for a Cartel: Challenging Oklahoma’s Casket Monopoly

    In the spring of 2001, Kim Powers, of Ponca City, Oklahoma, and Dennis Bridges, of Knoxville, Tennessee, launched Memorial Concepts Online (www.memorial conceptsonline.com), a company that provides high-quality caskets to consumers across the nation at a discount price.  But Oklahoma is one of a half-dozen states that shuts out potential competitors by requiring anyone who…

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