My family’s association with funeral service dates back to 1962 at a funeral home in Owensboro, Kentucky.
In 2010, we sat in a pipe smoke engulfed office and it is there I asked Mike Everly for a job.
Danny Schapmire sold his company to me in 2015. I was able to purchase the company thanks in part to my mentor, Jack, who loaned me the funds to cover most of the down payment and personally signed the notes, potentially risking their home and assets, and because Danny had worked with Mike Everly and knew any association with Mike was leaving it in good hands. I am eternally grateful to them for their generosity.
Since then, we have acquired ten new facilities to better serve families throughout the tri-state area and have grown to be the largest multi-state independent provider and Pursuit of Excellence Award recipients three years straight, recognized for exemplary service by the National Funeral Directors Association.
My mother, Elizabeth Ann Harris Morris, grew up in Owensboro and attended Owensboro Catholic High School. “Dibby,” as most call her, first began her career working for an attorney, starting off as a receptionist who handled various jobs. Over time, Dibby worked her way to oversee payroll, with her last major project of implementing a new payroll system a major success.
My father, Steve Morris, retired after years of overseeing cremation operations for our homes.
At Morris Family, we value our reputation and go the extra mile to help families celebrate a life lived well. We serve more families than any other family-operated provider in the tri-state area. My staff and I are dedicated to pursuing the highest levels of service, and we greatly appreciate the trust the community has placed in us.
Nathan S. Morris