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At Arch L. Heady and Son Funeral Home & Cremation Services, we provide funeral and cremation services for the south end of Louisville, Kentucky, since 1952. Throughout our rich history, our commitment to our clients ensures compassion and respect at every stage.

Welcome to your Louisville funeral home

We understand how difficult it is to lose a loved one. At Arch L. Heady and Son Funeral Home & Cremation Services, we strive to provide compassionate care during your time of need, which is why our funeral home was designed with comfort in mind. Our light-filled facility is tastefully decorated with modern and elegant furniture and boasts a chapel, hospitality room and visitation room.

Funeral service with an individual touch

Lobby at Arch L. Heady and Son Funeral Home & Cremation ServicesWhether you prefer a traditional funeral or memorial or a customized celebration of life ceremony, at Arch L. Heady and Son, we encourage you to personalize your loved one’s service. A personalized touch like showing a video slideshow of treasured photographs, playing beloved music or eating favorite foods can make a service truly memorable. There are thousands of ways to celebrate your loved one’s life, and we are committed to helping you every step of the way.

We honor veterans

Arch L. Heady and Son Funeral Home & Cremation Services understands the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families. As a Level One Founding Community Partner with We Honor Veterans, our staff is knowledgeable in the benefits available to veterans and their families. With respect, integrity and dignity, we will walk you through the steps of creating a veteran's memorial service that truly honors the life and sacrifice of your loved one.

Call on us, day or night

We invite you to visit us at 3601 Taylor Blvd. in the south end of Louisville to meet our team of friendly associates and tour our beautiful funeral home facility. Please phone us, day or night if you need immediate assistance with funeral arrangements in Louisville, or if you would like more information about our funeral and cremation services.

Our historic Louisville funeral home

Sitting area at Arch L. Heady and Son Funeral Home & Cremation ServicesArch L. Heady and Son Funeral Home & Cremation Services on Taylor Boulevard didn’t open our doors until 1952, but the history of the Arch L. Heady and Son family of funeral homes dates back to 1932, when Arch L. Heady, Sr. and his wife, Anna L. Heady, opened their first funeral home at the corner of Schiller Avenue and E. Oak St. in the Germantown neighborhood of Louisville. At that time, Arch L. Heady was in the construction business and was the owner of the Heady Construction Co., which he continued to operate while Anna L. Heady began their funeral home.

A growing funeral business

In 1933 Arch L. Heady, Sr. became a licensed undertaker and retired from his construction business to work with his wife full-time in their growing funeral business. In the mid-1930s their son, Arch L. Heady, Jr., joined his parents in the business. Around the early 1940s, they expanded the funeral home on E. Oak St. from the original shotgun house to a much larger building to accommodate the growing business as more families continued to use their services and facilities.

The Taylor Boulevard location opens

Sitting area at Arch L. Heady and Son Funeral Home & Cremation ServicesIn January 1952 the Heady family opened a second funeral home at 3601 Taylor Blvd. between Whitney and Carlisle Avenues in the south end of Louisville. This impressive Bedford stone colonial building was constructed from the ground up and designed with the same level of comfort that families were accustomed to in their own homes. In the 1960s Arch L. Heady III joined the family business, working with his parents and grandparents until the deaths of Arch L. Heady Sr. and Arch L. Heady Jr., both in 1970.

At that time Arch L. Heady III took over complete operation of the business and continued to expand to other areas of Louisville.

Committed to Louisville families

The Heady family started in the funeral business with a commitment to personal and sincere service, and that commitment remains today. Throughout our history we have continued to lead and innovate while working to maintain a high quality of personal service. At Arch L. Heady & Son we are honored to uphold this heritage and commitment to the Louisville community.

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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.

"An amazing job done by all!!"

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February 2021

"We had to wait for the military cemetery for 14 days."

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September 2020

"The funeral director treated us as he would his own family. It was comforting to deal with such a caring person. Our entire family was impressed."

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September 2020

"Arch L Heady did such a thorough and professional job of arranging and carrying out my dad's funeral, the exact funeral that we wanted for him. It was so nice to just tell them what we wanted and then leave the details to them so that we could focus on the grieving that we had to do."

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March 2020

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