Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Funeral Director: A Difficult Profession


Funeral directors do a lot of difficult work that most people probably take for granted or don’t even think about.

Because death doesn’t respect time, a funeral director must be on call at all times.  And because most funeral homes are small businesses, it’s easy for funeral directors to become workaholics. 

And then there’s stress.  Imagine planning a wedding in four days with a body in place of a bride and sadness in place of joy.  And add a dysfunctional family or a controlling widow or an absence of burial funds to only compound the stress.

Even with the time commitment and the continual stress, the funeral director profession can be worthwhile when a beautiful tribute to a life well-lived comes together.

See CDFuneralNews, Some of Life’s Most Difficult Work Is Handled by Funeral Directors, Connecting Directors, Dec. 29, 2013. 

Special thanks to David S. Luber (Florida Probate Attorney) for bringing this article to my attention.


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