The Smith Family Funeral Homes announced that the company has officially acquired the Little Rock Funeral Home.
On June 30, two leading funeral providers in Central Arkansas shook hands to fuse their legacy with the buying and selling of Brad Leggett’s Little Rock Funeral Home. After four generations of family-members owning Little Rock Funeral Home, Leggett is retiring and passing the company to Smith Family Funeral Homes President Jeff Smith.
“I was just stunned, honored and overjoyed when he [Leggett] asked me to buy his funeral home,” Smith says when recounting the initial offer last fall.
Bound by generations of friendly competition between the two funeral-owning families, the acquisition of Little Rock Funeral Home is more than just an expanding purchase to Smith.
“The acquisition of Little Rock Funeral Home means more than just serving all of Central Arkansas,” says Jeff Smith in a press release. “It’s also about merging two family legacies with a rich history of serving Arkansans in their greatest time of need. I respect Brad Leggett and Little Rock Funeral Home more than any other funeral home in Arkansas. We’re honored to carry their legacy forward.”
Despite humble beginnings in 1955, Smith Family Funeral Homes now serves more Central Arkansas families than any other funeral service. With the acquisition of Little Rock Funeral Home, Smith now caters to Central Arkansans with six locations scattered throughout Little Rock, North Little Rock, Sherwood, Benton, Beebe and Arkadelphia.
In addition, the Little Rock Funeral Home purchase means that Smith Family Funeral Homes now possesses the only on-site crematories in Little Rock and North Little Rock.