History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

Our History

London Funeral Home is here for one reason alone—to be your strength during a time of weakness. Our compassionate staff understands that oftentimes death is an uncharted territory and each of us has taken a pledge to be here for you as a guide, a friend, extended family, or anything else that you may need us to be. Being there for you is much more than our job—it has become our lifestyle. Like those who choose our facility and services, we believe every life, whether lived quietly or bigger than life itself, is unique and deserves to be both celebrated and honored.

London Funeral Home, located on South Main Street in London, Kentucky (adjacent to the A. R. Dyche Memorial Cemetery), is locally owned and operated by professionals with integrity who are familiar to the citizens of Laurel and surrounding counties. We choose to be here to serve the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If we can help you in any way, please don’t hesitate to call.

Our Valued Staff

  • Susan Whitis

    Susan Whitis Funeral Director/Embalmer/Manager

    Susan is a 1978 graduate of Clay County High School. She began her funeral service career at London Funeral Home in 2002 and graduated from Mid-America College of Funeral Service in 2006 having obtained her Funeral Director and Embalmer license. Susan is the mother of two children, Carmen Fields and Chase Whitis; and the proud grandmother of Noah, Sam, Layla, Carleigh and Cooper. Susan considers it an honor and a privilege to serve the families of London and the surrounding communities.

  • Perry House

    Perry House Funeral Director

    Perry House is no stranger to the families of Laurel and surrounding counties. He is a 1972 graduate of Laurel County High School and has served families as a Licensed Funeral Director for over thirty years and has been the manager of London Funeral Home since 2001. Perry has two children and nine grandchildren.

  • Charlotte Schell

    Charlotte Schell Funeral Director/Embalmer/Pre-Need Counselor

  • Eric Philpot

    Eric Philpot Staff Assistant

    Eric Philpot is a lifetime resident of Laurel County and a 2000 graduate of North Laurel High School. He is also employed with Corbin Fire Department as a Captain/EMT, serves his community as a volunteer firefighter with Bush Fire Department, and serves on the executive board of the Kentucky Firefighters Association. He has worked as a sign language interpreter for the deaf and hard of hearing. He and his wife Betty have two children, Bella and Ethan.

  • Nathan Kirby

    Nathan Kirby Staff Assistant

    Nathan Kirby is from Rockcastle County, Ky and has lived in London since 2006. He attended the University of Louisville from 2006-2011 where he majored in Communication. Nathan is a member of the London-Laurel Rescue Squad, London City Fire Department, Corbin Fire Department, and is a nationally certified emergency medical technician. He has been with London Funeral Home since 2017 and is proficient in photo editing and video production. Nathan currently attends London First Pentecostal Church.

  • Burt Whited

    Burt Whited Staff Assistant

  • Glen Knauer

    Glen Knauer Staff Assistant

    Glen Knauer is originally from Louisville, Kentucky, but has resided in Laurel County since 1981. He loves working with children having coached in Little League programs for several years. He was also a school bus driver for Laurel County for the past 16 years. Glen enjoys music, serving as song director, and playing trumpet in our local London Community Orchestra. Glen is an avid sports fan of the Kentucky Wildcats, the Boston Red Sox, and the Green Bay Packers. He and his wife, Frances, have three children and three grandchildren.

  • Delmer Gross

    Delmer Gross Staff Assistant

  • Vicki Lewis

    Vicki Lewis Housekeeping

  • Taylor McDaniel

    Taylor McDaniel Staff Assistant

  • Michael M House

    Michael M House Staff Assistant

  • Thaddeus Lewis

    Thaddeus Lewis Staff Assistant