The story of Clore-English Funeral Home began when J. Carlton "Zeus" Clore moved from Madison, Virginia, and opened the funeral home in the 1940s in downtown Culpeper. Virginia. Outgrowing the downtown location and in recognition of a business acquisition to merge with Geest Funeral Home of Culpeper, the two funeral homes combined names to become Clore-Geest Funeral Home in the mid-1990s. In 1996 they built a state-of-the-art, modern facility that remains the current location.
Our name was changed in 1998 to Clore-English Funeral Home (and Cremation Services) to recognize the retirement of the Geest family, to honor Mr. Clore’s name and to add the name of A. Wayne English, who had worked for and learned from Mr. Clore since 1974.
Today, we’re proud to be a member of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers. Dignity Memorial providers offer exclusive benefits, including National Transferability of Prearranged Services, the Bereavement Travel Program, the 24-Hour Compassion Helpline® and access to an acclaimed grief management library. As North America’s largest provider of funeral, cremation and cemetery services, the Dignity Memorial brand is your assurance of quality, value, caring service and exceptional customer satisfaction.