Colonial Funeral Home

1801 East Red River Street Victoria, TX 77901


  • Robert J Hairell

    General Manager

    Robert Hairell started in the funeral industry in Victoria, Texas, at the age of 19, working part-time while attending college. He served with George H. Lewis and Sons Funeral Directors in Houston while attending mortuary school. Following graduation, Robert returned to Victoria and served his apprenticeship. He has been serving the Victoria community since 1966.

  • Nancy K Witte

    General Manager

    Nancy Witte became a license funeral director and embalmer in 1980. She returned to her hometown of Victoria, Texas, after completing her studies at Commonwealth College of Science in Houston, Texas. Nancy is proud to serve her hometown community of family and friends.

  • Patrick Mcchesney

    Funeral Director

    Patrick was raised in the funeral industry, as his parents owned Oak Memorial Funeral Home in Cuero. He followed in his father’s footsteps and became a licensed funeral director in 1983. Pat's career initially led him to Austin, but in 1994 he returned to the Golden Crescent. He takes pride in working at Colonial Funeral Home and is grateful for the opportunity to serve you.

    Pat has volunteered since the 1980s, officiating high school football and umpiring for softball and little league. All who meet him are instantly warmed by his light-hearted persona. He is an active member in the Lions Club, taking special interest in the eyeglass program, which collects previously worn eyewear to redistribute to those in need.