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.
- Piano/organ on site
Option for mail delivery of ashes
Sent through postal mail service, signature required.
- Option for home delivery of ashes
Free Funeral Planning Resources
Funeral planning can seem overwhelming. These guides can help you every step of the way—from choosing between traditional burial planning and cremation, designing a religious ceremony or a celebration of life, and deciding on cemetery property or filing for veteran's benefits.
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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
Whether 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
Arch 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
In 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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"Great funeral services, very friendly staff."
"THE ONLY THING THAT WAS UNSETTING WAS THE WAY MY DADS MOUTH LOOKED WHEN HE WAS EMBALMED. HIS MOUTH WAS NOT MISSHAPEN AT THE MOMENT OF DEATH - I WAS THERE!"