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At Clore-English Funeral Home, we have served families in the Culpeper, Virginia, community since the 1940s. Situated just outside the hustle and bustle of the town limits of Culpeper on Highway 29 South, our funeral home facility offers beautiful views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Lake Pelham and Old Rag Mountain and is a serene and peaceful place to remember your loved ones.

Personalized funeral service

Reception room at Clore-English Funeral HomeWe believe that each service should reflect the special and unique qualities of the individual you are honoring. Personalized funeral or memorial services can include distinctive music, displays of photographs and memorabilia, military honors, unique processions and balloon or dove releases. There are countless ways to celebrate a loved one and even the smallest detail can make a big impact.

Modern and versatile funeral home

At Clore-English Funeral home, we offer families the convenience of handling all of their funeral needs in one place. With our spacious chapel, comforting visitation room and lovely hospitality room, we can handle services of all sizes and types. We also can provide professional catering at the funeral home, in our large family room or in the offsite location of your choice. To better serve the diverse Culpeper community, we have translators available for our Spanish-speaking families.

Active in the Culpeper community

At Clore-English Funeral home, we’re not only committed to serving the Culpeper community, we are also supporters of its civic organizations and events. Since 2003, we have been active participants in the Piedmont Area Soap Box Derby, which is the second largest derby in the world. Soap Box Derby racing instills core values such as leadership, family engagement, honesty, integrity, teamwork, entrepreneurship, volunteerism and commitment to community. We are also a corporate sponsor for the annual Christmas toy drive in Culpeper organized by Culpeper Toy Chest Inc. We have been a part of this important program since 1998. In 2017, more than 2,700 donated toys were collected and distributed to Culpeper families in need.

Trusted provider

We are proud to be a member of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers. When you choose Clore-English Funeral Home, you not only receive the compassionate care you expect from a Culpeper-operated establishment but also the value you deserve from the largest and most trusted network of funeral, cremation and memorialization services.

Visit us

You are welcome to visit our location on 29 South. Please contact us if you would like to take a tour of our facility, need immediate assistance or if you would like more information about our funeral and cremation services.


Lobby at Clore-English Funeral HomeThe 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. After outgrowing the downtown location and merging with Geest Funeral Home, the 2 funeral homes combined names to become Clore-Geest Funeral Home in the mid-90s. In 1996, they built a state-of-the-art, modern facility at its current location on 29 South.

How the funeral home got its current name

Our name was changed in 1998 to Clore-English Funeral Home 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.

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Ratings & Reviews

Verified Customer Reviews

Since 2005, many of our customers have taken the time to tell us how we did each year via our Voice of the Customer program. Our star ratings and comments from families come directly from these surveys.

"Every one at Clore-English was very supportive and kind and very helpful."

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Burial & Memorial Service Customer

September 2020

"I think if you had a battery powered inverter system like the dewalt power supply to get 120 volt for grave side service would be nice"

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Burial & Memorial Service Customer

September 2020

"My parents have lived with my husband and I since 1992. When we relocated to Culpeper, VA in 1996 and built our homeplace, I wanted my parents to make provisions for their eternal rest. They were young still in body and life, but it would comfort me, their only daughter, in preparing for their final journey. I can't explain what lead me to Clore English. I only saw your establishment off Route 29 at a glance, but I told my parents to go visit you folks and see what they have to offer. When they came home and told me they were so elated in the family comfort you bestowed upon them, I knew then and there I was blessed in that suggestion. Pre-burial arrangements were put to rest and they would someday be laid to rest eternally at the Culpeper National Cemetery. That day came for my Mom March 29, 2020 and for my Dad August 18, 2020. Thank you for walking by my side in the last great event in their lives. Ann and Jerry's daughter Jodi"

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Burial & Memorial Service Customer

September 2020

"Wayne and his staff at Clore-English are #1 with the services that they offer, whenever I called they answered. I would highly recommend them!!"

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Burial & Memorial Service Customer

August 2020

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