About

At Arch L. Heady and Son Funeral Home & Cremation Services at Westport Village, we have been providing funeral and cremation services for Louisville, Kentucky, families since 1932. We are known for our personal and sincere service and for always responding to the changing needs of the Louisville community.

Elegant, spacious funeral home facility

A small intimate affair, a large catered event, an over-the-top extravaganza…you name it, we can handle it. Our facility has an elegant chapel with pew-style seating and a designated family sitting area, a spacious hospitality room that has top-of-the-line appliances and 4 visitation rooms for smaller gatherings. To add to the elegant atmosphere, several well maintained gardens surround our funeral home.

Personalized funeral service

Reception room at Arch L. Heady and Son Funeral Home & Cremation ServicesYour wishes and needs are of the utmost importance to us. At Arch L. Heady and Son Funeral Home & Cremation Services, we will work to create a tribute that reflects your loved one’s passions and personality. Adding a personalized touch, such as photographs, music and mementos, to a funeral or memorial can make the service more meaningful and memorable. There are thousands of ways to celebrate a life, and all it takes is a little inspiration.

Trusted provider

We are a member of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers. When you choose Arch L. Heady and Son Funeral Home & Cremation Services at Westport Village, you not only receive the compassionate care you expect from a locally operated funeral home, but also the value you deserve from the largest and most trusted network of funeral, cremation and memorial services.

Visit us

Our beautiful funeral home facility is located in Graymoor-Devondale neighborhood of Louisville at 7410 Westport Road. We invite you to meet our associates and tour our funeral home. Please contact us if you need immediate assistance or if you would like more information about our funeral and cremation services.

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At Arch L. Heady and Son Funeral Home, we understand the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families. As a Level Two 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.

History

The history of the Arch. L Heady and Son family of funeral homes began in 1932, when Arch L. Heady Sr. and his wife, Anna L. Heady, opened their 1st funeral home at the corner of Schiller Avenue and East Oak Street 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 began their funeral home.

A year later, Arch 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 East Oak Street 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 funeral business expands

Front exterior at Arch L. Heady and Son Funeral Home & Cremation ServicesIn January 1952 the Heady family opened a 2nd funeral home at 3601 Taylor Boulevard between Whitney and Carlisle Avenues on 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.

Decades of service

Throughout our history, we have continued to lead and innovate while maintaining a high quality of personal service. We are honored to be a part of the Louisville community and hope to serve it for many years to come.

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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.

"Unfortunately, I've been involved with several funerals here in the last year & no matter the circumstance needed for your Funeral, Arch Heady Staff DOES provide an exceptional level of care & constant attention to your detail."

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October 2021

"From the beginning to the end of the process was phenomenal, heartfelt, kind, understanding and most of all patient! Although I was completely grief stricken, the warmth I received was genuine; The attention to detail for the service was so much more than I expected. There are no words to explain the comfort and care provided. God bless them all!"

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July 2021

"This service provider exceeded or expectations and responded professionally. I'm very confident recommending them,"

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April 2021

"The staff at Arch L. Heady have done an excellent job of adapting to the realities of funeral services during a pandemic. The ability to have a small in-person service combined with an online streaming service (that was also recorded) was invaluable for out-of-town -- or medically compromised -- friends and family to be able to participate in real time with those at the funeral home."

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March 2021

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