Smith and Son Funeral Homes is a local, family owned and operated business.
The Smith Family is part of a legacy of funeral service that began 68 years ago. L. Eugene Smith started the L. Eugene Smith and Son Funeral Home at 64 S. South St. in New Vienna in 1948. He was joined in the business by his son, James E. “Jim” Smith in 1969.
In 1973, the business was expanded to the Reynolds-Smith Funeral Home at the 327 N. South St. location in Wilmington. Jim’s daughter-in-law, Niki Smith was hired in 1992 as clerical staff. Her duties expanded in 1994 when she served her apprenticeship and became a licensed funeral director.
Jim’s son, Shane C. Smith joined the firm in 1999 graduating from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 2000. Since that time he has continued his family’s heritage of caring for families in the community at the worst possible times in their lives. He is also currently training the next generation of the Smith family in the traditions and values of integrity and service.
Relating to the needs of families takes a special kind of understanding, one that is nurtured over years of recognizing that people matter most. At Smith and Son Funeral Homes, this understanding comes from three generations of serving the community and responding to each family’s needs as if it was our own. We guide families in the selection of services that meet their specific needs and best honor the memory of their loved one.
Our funeral services and arrangements are as unique as the individual being remembered. Smith and Son Funeral Homes offer a wide variety of services including: traditional services held in the funeral home or other location, visitation and viewing, graveside services, cremation, memorial services, direct burials, military services, personalization, and pet cremation.
Because it is difficult to make the necessary decisions while grieving the death of a loved one, Smith and Son Funeral Homes offers advanced funeral planning. This advanced planning allows a person to express particular wishes and personalize services, gaining peace of mind.
It also eliminates the decision making and, if desired, the financial burden, from family. Pre-planning also saves money by guaranteeing today’s prices against the future cost of inflation.
Easing the burden placed on a family during a time of loss is a large part of our job at Smith and Son Funeral Homes. For over 65 years, we have kept our promise of integrity, caring guidance and excellent service. We hope to continue our legacy of providing families with comfort and affordable funeral services for years to come.