Life is precious. At Blount & Curry Funeral Home-MacDill Chapel in Tampa, we believe each memorial should reflect the unique life and times of an individual.
- Catered Receptions
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- Funeral Celebrants
- Multicultural Funerals
Memorable funeral services in Tampa
Offering traditional religious ceremonies, contemporary celebrations of life and cremation options, the team at Blount & Curry Funeral Home-MacDill Chapel guides you through every step of planning a funeral. We greet guests before and after each memorial, welcoming them to our chapel and flexible reception area. All faiths and cultures find comfort here: We take great pride in treating our visitors with Florida hospitality.
Our mission is to discover the elements that create a personality—a favorite musical genre, color pairing or lifelong passion—and tastefully incorporate them into a memorial celebration that resonates. Let our talented team of funeral directors arrange a custom, catered reception. Plan a rock-and-roll playlist to get the good times flowing. Create a cruise-in, art exhibition or photo slideshow presentation. Those who served our country may choose military honors. Whatever you envision, the funeral directors at Blount & Curry Funeral Home-MacDill Chapel excel in unforgettable final farewells.
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.
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.