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Life is precious. At Blount & Curry Funeral Home-MacDill Avenue in Tampa, we believe each memorial should reflect the unique life and times of an individual.

Your dedicated Tampa funeral home

Exterior of Blount & Curry Funeral Home (inline image)Offering traditional religious ceremonies, contemporary celebrations of life and cremation options, Blount & Curry Funeral Home – MacDill Avenue in Tampa, Florida, is here to guide you through every step of the funeral planning process. Our nondenominational funeral home provides comfort to all with the Florida hospitality that you expect and deserve.

Accommodating spaces

From the moment you step into Blount & Curry Funeral Home – MacDill Avenue, you are immediately met with an abundance of uniquely updated event spaces designed to provide the most personalized celebration of life possible. Our funeral home offers a number of flexible options for both intimate and larger gatherings, and recently completed an extensive renovation to include three distinctive event spaces: Ybor 1929, Palma Ceia Hall and Third Venue.

Ybor 1929

Ybor 1929 aka Themed as a speakeasy reminiscent of underground nightlife during the Prohibition era, Ybor 1929 is a nod to Tampa’s distinctive heritage and history of Ybor City, once known as the “Cigar Capital of the World.” During Prohibition days in the 1920s, Ybor was a community comprised almost entirely of Italian, Spanish and Cuban immigrants and became known for supplying liquor and cigars throughout the United States.

Our Ybor 1929 event space takes you back in time with ornate gold and green wallpaper, warm lighting, exposed brick, built-in lush banquets, a light-up bar and large portraits of flappers and other characters from the ‘20s. Perfect for fully catered events or bar service only, Ybor 1929 is a special space for celebrations of life.

But bookings won't stop there. In an article about the space, Tampa Bay Times called Ybor 1929 "swanky"—not something you often read about a funeral home venue—and suggested that it’s right for all sorts of events. Funeral director and location manager Bridgette Soto explained to the paper: "The biggest comment we’ve had from everyone who’s seen the room is ‘I want to have a party in here, I want a meeting in here, I want to have a retirement party here. It’s like they see this space is more flexible. And we are open to that. ... It’s not limited to simply funerals and memorial services."

Palma Ceia Hall

Palma Ceia Hall at Blount & Curry Funeral Home-MacDill ChapelThe largest event space at Blount & Curry Funeral Home – MacDill Avenue, Palma Ceia Hall features an upscale hotel or country club atmosphere. With environmental projection available, this space allows for an immersive experience through visuals, arts and media that can be custom created to highlight the passions, interests and hobbies of a loved one.

The Bayshore Room

The Bayshore Room at Blount & Curry Funeral Home-MacDill ChapelThe third of our recently renovated spaces, The Bayshore room is available for more intimate gatherings. With upscale décor and flexible seating, The Bayshore room is fully customizable to your needs and wishes and ideal for encouraging conversation, sharing memories and incorporating unique details into a one-of-a-kind, memorable event.

Personalized memorials & celebrations of life

At Blount & Curry Funeral Home – MacDill Avenue, we understand that losing a loved one is an emotional and difficult experience and are committed to providing compassionate care and professional and personal service. Whether you wish to arrange for a traditional funeral service, unique and customized memorialization, large gathering or more intimate service, our funeral associates will work with you one-on-one to ensure your needs, wishes and budget are met.

Our mission is to discover the elements that create a personality—a favorite musical genre, color pairing or lifelong passion—and tastefully incorporate those details into a memorial celebration reflective of the life lived. From an art exhibition featuring a collector’s prized pieces to a fully catered reception with a foodie’s favorite dishes, our complete range of options gives you the ability to create a celebration of life that is special, meaningful and personalized. Those who served our country may choose military honors. Whatever you envision, the funeral directors at Blount & Curry Funeral Home – MacDill Avenue excel in unforgettable final farewells.

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Please reach out to us, day or night, if we may assist with funeral arrangements in the Tampa area or if you’d like a tour of our funeral home.

History

When Blount Henderson Funeral Home first opened its doors in 1913, Tampa was a small city on the rise. When Frazier T. Blount purchased an interest in the funeral home 4 years later, the F.T. Blount Company Funeral Home represented a change in name and ownership.

In that era, funeral homes usually operated out of small converted residences. In search of larger quarters, Mr. Blount purchased 2 homes on the northeast corner of Tyler and Marion Streets. One structure was converted to a funeral home and the other became his family residence. An enclosed passageway connected the 2 facilities, creating Tampa's 1st funeral home staffed on a 24-hour basis.

Growth and expansion

In 1952, Mr. Blount retired and sold his business to 2 key employees, Henry Hale and Jack Yent Sr. Three years later, Hale and Yent built Tampa's first conventional funeral home on Nebraska Avenue. That building now houses the administrative offices and training center for our new employees, as well as continuing education classrooms for all personnel.

Over the years, numerous funeral homes from Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties joined the F.T. Blount family, including Curry & Son Funeral Home, founded by Mark Curry Jr. In late 2006, Terrace Oaks Chapel was added to serve families of Temple Terrace and the Tampa area. Today, 5 chapels serve clients as members of the Blount & Curry family.

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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.

"I don't know what I would have done if it wasn't for you!!!! I called so many different places looking for help to plan a small 15 person funeral for my father. Either I didn't get a call back or was told that it would be at least 2 weeks before anything could be done.. I had family arriving into town. I told my story and they jumped in immediately and made arrangements to get the funeral done with in 2 days!!! I was borderline desperate for help.. the room was beautiful and fit what I wanted perfectly!! They went way beyond any expectations I had, even had the military come and play taps and fold the flag.."

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July 2021

"Adam was exceptional in helping us make all the arrangements. There were many choices but he never pressured us when making our decisions. We were very pleased with everything."

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June 2021

"Bridgette Soto and her staff were very professional, courteous, and thoughtful. Scott Ilgenfritz"

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May 2021

"The Blount and Curry team on MacDill are exceptional in their care and commitment. If you are looking for personalized and patient service, then this is the team for you."

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