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Updike Funeral Home and Cremation Service – Bedford, Virginia    

Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service has an immediate opening for a licensed funeral service licensee who wishes to be a part of our work family and serve our families with care and compassion, the hallmark of our business since 1864.

We are located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Bedford, VA and are a small funeral home with two locations.  Our call volume is 150+ calls per year.  If you want a slower pace and a chance to build many relationships with our families and within the community, then you need to contact us.

Rotating schedule would be every other week on-call with every third weekend off (Friday, Saturday, Sunday).  Other duties would include waiting on families in both at need and preneed situations, cremations, directing services, embalming and preparation of bodies .

We offer a competitive salary, paid benefits package, preneed commissions, paid time off and a potential year-end bonus along with many more perks of being employed by a locally owned and independently operated funeral home, which was founded in 1864 and is currently run by a fourth generation family member.

If this is an opportunity that you would like to talk with us about and begin building a longstanding career with our funeral home, please email your resume to or mail it to P. O. Box 926, Bedford, VA 24523.



Morrissett Funeral and Cremation Service – Richmond, Virginia

A career opportunity is available for a full-time Advanced Funeral Planning Specialist in a well-established family-owned funeral home.  Our team of professionals is dedicated to providing outstanding service and has been recognized multiple times by the NFDA for both the “Pursuit of Excellence” and “Best of the Best” awards.  The right candidate will recognize that our commitment to serving our community with excellence is our core value.  Don’t miss out on the opportunity to control your schedule and achieve substantial compensation!

Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Valid Virginia Funeral Director or Funeral Service License
  • Valid Insurance or Limited Lines License (or ability to obtain)
  • Valid Virginia Driver’s License
  • Outstanding interpersonal communication skills
  • Professional appearance and demeanor
  • Ability to utilize technology to manage leads / complete contracts

Benefits & Compensation:

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Health, Dental and Life Insurance
  • Retirement plan with company matching
  • Employer paid professional fees / dues
  • The ability to make your own schedule with no “on-call”
  • Steady lead supply / Direct mail marketing
  • Lunch & Learn’s
  • World-class training
  • Unparalleled support




Finch & Finch, Inc. Funeral and Cremation Service – Altavista, Virginia

Finch & Finch, Inc. is proud to be the oldest business in Altavista, Virginia. We are a progressive family owned and operated funeral home founded in 1905. We are seeking a full-time Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer. This position interacts directly with client families during their time of need and is responsible for creating and maintaining the highest level of client family satisfaction. This position will be responsible for weeknight & weekend on-call hours which will include embalming. Currently, the schedule rotates: on-call every other weekend with the opposite weekend being a three-day weekend off.

This is a great opportunity to be a part of an award winning, progressive, two location, family firm, serving approximately 155 families annually, with an exceptional reputation for professional, caring and compassionate service.

Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Virginia Funeral Service Licensee, or ability to reciprocate
  • Well groomed, motivated, compassionate, detail oriented, multitasker and communicator
  • Proficient with computers and technology
  • Ability for job related lifting
  • Willingness to participate in growing market share through personal community involvement


  • Base salary dependent on experience and skills (up to $100,000)
  • Additional Hourly Overtime Wage
  • Year-End Bonus Plan (percentage of salary, based on company performance)
  • Vacation Bonus Plan (based on salary)
  • Health, Life & Disability Insurance paid 100% by Company
  • 401K Retirement with Company 4% match
  • Paid Vacation & Paid All-Purpose Days
  • Annual Clothing allowance
  • Company Cell Phone
  • Full YMCA Fitness Membership
  • Professional organization dues, area civic organization memberships & more
  • Opportunity for benefit increase annually

About the Area:

Located just 30 minutes South of Lynchburg and an hour North of Danville, Altavista is an ideal place to call home – It’s name is a direct reference to the beautiful views our community offers. Nature gave Altavista the stunning beauty of the Appalachian Mountain range, which is enjoyed by the many visitors who travel the Blue Ridge National Parkway each year. We’re also blessed with breathtaking lakes nearby such as Smith Mountain Lake and Leesville Lake, and so much more that encourage an active lifestyle. Whether your passion is motorcycling, biking, hiking, climbing, hunting, fishing, camping, or water sports, you’ll find plenty to do. Our community is also a family-friendly place, with quiet neighborhoods served by safe streets, and residents who still look out for each other. The cost of living is attractive, led by very affordable housing of all types and low-cost utilities. Local K-12 schools continue to be recognized among the state’s best. We’re particularly proud of the Altavista YMCA, which has become our community’s centerpiece. With affordable childcare and an amazingly wide range of activities, it keeps local families healthy, happy, and active.

Please Email resumes to –

All inquiries will be kept confidential.



Thacker Brothers Funeral Home – Scottsville/Lake Monticello, Virginia

A great community to call home!  If you are searching for a peaceful life in the country, a home at the lake, or the bustle of a university town, then look no further.  Scottsville and Lake Monticello are ideally situated for every interest – whether you passion is outdoor living, cultural arts, sports, or history, you will find it here.  The University of Virginia is continually ranked one of the top universities and medical centers in the country and a short drive to Richmond offers an abundance of restaurants, shopping, convenient travel opportunities, and additional cultural experiences.     

Thacker Brothers Funeral Home is a family-owned business with two locations and has been serving the community since 1922.  We are seeking a Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer for the position of General Manager.  This is a frontline management position, meaning you will also interact with client families for arrangements/services, and share responsibilities such as transfers, embalming, and rotating weekend/on-call hours. 


  • Arrange and direct all activities relating to transfers, funerals, visitations, and cremation services including preparation of funeral home facilities and equipment, embalming and preparation of deceased, crematory operations, and on-call responsibilities
  • Supervise the administrative and support services of the funeral home such as trade services, building and vehicle repair services, oversight of funeral home expenditures and collection of receivables
  • Ensure vehicles, buildings, facilities, and grounds are maintained in a clean, manicured, and working order
  • Ensure all safety, quality control, and compliance standards are adhered to by staff
  • Plan and implement strategies to increase the client base for the company including direct involvement in marketing strategies, improvement of internal business practices, and preneed/aftercare programs
  • Maintain a positive environment so that employees are motivated to strive for performance excellence and achievement
  • Actively build and maintain close networking relationships in the community and with individuals/organizations such as ministers, churches, florists, civic groups, Hospices, community leaders and influencers
  • Administer work schedules of the personnel of the funeral home
  • Foster strong relationships with vendors and suppliers
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of laws and policies
  • Screening candidates, hiring and training a skilled and effective staff, disciplinary action and employee reviews

Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Virginia Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer (or ability to obtain a reciprocal license in a timely manner)
  • Management experience preferred, but not necessarily required for the right candidate
  • Demonstrated leadership ability
  • Honesty, integrity and trustworthiness among co-workers, management, and client families
  • High attention to detail and follow through
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and listening skills and ability to interact and collaborate effectively with others in a team atmosphere
  • Proficient computer/technology skills
  • Provide excellent service to every family, every time
  • Valid Virginia Driver’s License with good driving record
  • Job related lifting

Compensation and Benefits

  • Competitive salary based on experience and abilities
  • Bonus and commission opportunities
  • Health, Dental, and Vision plan
  • Paid time off (Vacation, Sick, Holiday and Personal)
  • Job related training and career development
  • Company cell phone
  • Professional and civic organization dues and membership

For consideration, please email your resume and cover letter to



Henry Funeral Home and Cremation Center – Staunton, Virginia

Career opportunity is available for a full-time Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer involved in all aspects of the funeral business.  Be a part of a successful, service-minded team of caring professionals at Staunton’s oldest independent funeral establishment, 76 years.   Henry Funeral Home and Cremation Center is proud to continue memberships in NFDA, VFDA, Order of Golden Rule, and Selected Independent Funeral Homes among others. 


  • Virginia Funeral Service Licensee
  • Confident arrangement, embalming, and communication skills.
  • Solid computer skills adaptable to HFH software systems.
  • Strong professional work ethic, attention to details, productive in a team environment, solid multi-tasker.
  • Unrestricted lifting ability
  • Valid Virginia Driver’s License with blemish-free driving record.
  • Strong commitment to community service, including participation in civic organizations.
  • Crematory Operator certification or willingness to become certified.
  • Maintains a professional standard of excellence true to the policies, procedures and integrity of HFH.
  • Shared schedule of on-call nights and every other weekend.
  • Experience preferred, but not required.
  • Candidates should be well-groomed and of good character. References, please.


  • Competitive salary based on experience & abilities, including overtime opportunities.
  • Health Insurance and Life Insurance provided
  • 401K Retirement with Company 4% match
  • Paid Vacation, Sick Days
  • Annual Bonus Plan
  • Dues, license renewals, civic memberships paid by HFH.




Altmeyer Funeral Homes – Hampton Roads, Virginia

Growing family owned firm with multiple locations is seeking a new team member with a VA Funeral Director or a VA Funeral Service License. Must have completed mortuary school and have a Virginia Funeral Directors License or the ability to reciprocate a license from another state.

Must be a self-starter that’s detail oriented and has excellent communication skills to interact with families. Computer skills required. Strong organizational and time management are a plus. Valid driver’s license and clean driving record and the ability to lift at least 50lbs.

Responsibilities include meeting with client families to make funeral arrangements, present and explain service options. Direct funeral services, visitations, create personalized memorial products, and assist with other services. Training provided. Excellent schedule including every other weekend off. No after-hours transfers.

Salary based on experience. We pay above market wages. Competitive pay/benefits: including company paid health insurance/dental/vision and matching 401K. $9,000 signing bonus.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $55,000.00 – $75,000.00 per year


  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Relocation assistance
  • Vision insurance


  • Holidays
  • On call
  • Weekend availability

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus pay
  • Commission pay
  • Signing bonus

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Reliably commute or willing to relocate with an employer-provided relocation package (Required)


  • Microsoft Office: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Funeral directing: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Driver’s License (Preferred)
  • Funeral Director License (Preferred)

Work Location: Hampton Roads area



Johnson Funeral Service – Bridgewater, Virginia

Johnson Funeral Service is a two-location independently owned and operated firm, serving in excess of 300 families annually, with an exceptional reputation for professionalism. We are seeking a full-time funeral service licensee. This position interacts directly with families and is responsible for creating and maintaining the highest level of family confidence and satisfaction. This position requires on-call availability every-other weekend with the opposite weekend being a four-day weekend off.


  • Virginia funeral service licensee or the ability to become a Virginia licensee
  • Crematory Operators certificate or the ability to obtain an operator’s certificate
  • Drivers permit and acceptable driving record
  • Ability to lift in excess of 75lbs


  • Basic knowledge of religious and fraternal organizations customs
  • Nights and weekend availability
  • Ability to multi task and set priorities
  • Professional written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience is preferred but not required


  • Highly competitive compensation based on experience
  • Health insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid vacation
  • Year-end bonus plan
  • Annual clothing allowance
  • Temporary housing available if relocating to the area

Please forward your resume to

All inquiries will be held in strict confidence.



We, at John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home and Crematory in Salem, Virginia, are inviting a Funeral Service Licensee to join our staff family and, in turn, enable us to do more than we can do ourselves.  Our family-owned and independently-operated establishment has emerged as our immediate area’s leading choice by those in need.  We have over 40 employees who serve nearly 400 families each year and take great pride in compliance, community involvement, and genuine service.

Our newly-hired Funeral Service Licensee will be involved with all aspects of funeral service including but not limited to participating in an on-call schedule, removals, waiting on families in both preneed and at-need arrangements, directing services, embalming and other preparation work, cremations, and overseeing delegated areas of shared responsibilities.

In exchange for servant-minded values, our newly-hired Funeral Service Licensee will be the next recipient of what we call the “JMO Advantage” which, in part, consists of not just the opportunity to reside in one of the best geographical areas of Virginia perfect for both individual adventure and raising a family, but also an excellent work schedule, competitive salary, paid benefits package, company matching investment account, preneed commissions, paid time off, potential year-end bonus, and more.

If you are a Funeral Service Licensee who actively pursues excellence and desires to enjoy a longstanding career with a funeral home having the mission to build a bridge of trust, compassion, and respect as well as a lasting relationship with families during the most difficult of times – please email your resume to or mail it to 305 Roanoke Boulevard in Salem, VA 24153 for consideration.

Funeral Director/Embalmer


Competitive pay based on experience, 100% paid health and dental, retirement and paid vacation.  

Submit resume, professional, and personal references to:

S. Scott Stroud, Owner & Funeral Director
Graham Funeral Home & Cremation Services
1112 Kempsville Road
Chesapeake, VA 23320


Funeral Director/Embalmer


Virginia funeral home located in the beautiful, and historically rich, Shenandoah Valley is adding a licensed position to their growing firm.  
Seeking a career licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer to become part of a 144-year family-owned business with a history of dedicated service to the families we serve. Candidates must be community minded with a willingness to engage and become an asset to the area. Great long-term advancement opportunities as well as a beautiful growing community with endless outdoor and recreational interests. Geographically positioned to metropolitan dining, arts, and entertainment as well as international airports.  Flex schedule to ensure personal time with benefits and living accommodation options.

Position includes shared responsibilities of all areas associated with the funeral and cremation services we provide.  Ideal candidates should thrive in a team environment, be detail oriented, and have up-to-date computer knowledge, readily becoming an asset to our team. In addition, this individual will need to embrace new technologies, be forward thinking and be comfortable establishing relationships with those we serve.
Competitive, experience-based salary scale, flexible work schedule allowing two (4day) weekends a month, clothing allowance, and performance and growth bonus incentives.
Submit resume, professional, and personal references to:

Stover Funeral Home & Crematory
177 N. Holliday Street
Strasburg, VA 22657
Phone: 540-465-5101


Funeral Director/Embalmer


Will depend on experience

Job Type


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Virginia Funeral Service Licensee

Valid Virginia driver’s license/clean driving record

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Basic knowledge associated with computers/device technology/social media applications/office management & industry specific software/electronic record keeping/EDRS/

**Please submit your Resume & Cover Letter to for consideration**

Full Job Description

Family owned and operated funeral firm in beautiful southwest Virginia, with two locations serving 130+ families each year, seeking an experienced VA licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer. Successful candidate will have completed mortuary school and have an active, unencumbered VA Funeral Service license or the ability to immediately reciprocate a license from another state.

We are seeking a funeral director who is comfortable with all aspects of funeral directing/funeral service provision. Reliability/dependability and a strong work ethic are imperative. Teamwork, as well as the ability to work independently, is a must. Attention to detail, multi-tasking, time management and independent problem-solving skills are required.

The applicant must be able to arrange funeral and memorial services and attend to all aspects of those arrangements; produce videos, memorial folders; independently conduct funeral and memorial services; accomplish removals and transfers; obtain authorization for embalming, prepare, embalm, dress, and casketing; handle funeral contracts, legal documents, insurance claims/proceeds; file death certificates in EDRS; etc.…

Grundy, VA is situated in the southern Appalachian Mountains and is known for its scenic beauty. It’s a small town with a suburban rural mix feel, with many young professionals living in the area. A quiet and peaceful town. Grundy is located close to the Spearhead Trial System used solely for the purpose of ATV riding, with beautiful scenery and elk viewing. Also, located close is the Breaks Interstate Park, known for its beautiful canyons, river, and hiking trials. Grundy offers a small public school system as well as two colleges Appalachian School of Law and Appalachian College of Pharmacy. Grundy is an up-and-coming town that would be great for the individual seeking outdoor adventure or to raise a family.

Additional Benefits

Paid Vacation

Health/Life/Dental Insurance


  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

Work Location: Multiple Locations

Crime Scene Cleanup Technician

Servpro of Danville and Pittsylvania County has an immediate need for a Crime Scene Cleanup Technician.

If you are passionate about helping people during times of tragedy and enjoy working in a hands-on environment, we invite you to apply. This is your opportunity to join a growing company offering a competitive wage structure and benefits.

Job Overview

We are seeking a Technician who is hardworking, compassionate, and has a strong desire to help families in need. As a Technician, you will be on-call (shared call with another technician) so that you can assist families whenever the need arises. While prior experience in construction, demolition, restoration, carpentry, and comparable industries are desired, it is not required. Servpro provides comprehensive training and certification on safety and compliance, biohazard cleanup process and procedure, and customer service. We are committed to training our Technicians for success.

Main Responsibilities

  • Will work hand-in-hand with the team to clean up after situations like suicides, homicides, unattended deaths, or accidents
  • Inventory management
  • Oversee maintenance of location and truck

Basic Qualifications Experience and Skills

  • At least 18 years of age or older
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License and acceptable Motor Vehicle Record
  • Must reside locally and be able to respond to the dispatch office within a reasonable time after receiving a service call
  • Must be available for call
  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs

Preferred Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED preferred
  • Prior experience that demonstrates a strong work ethic and ability to multi-task

Please contact:
Rob Parsons

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