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List of famous funeral directors, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top funeral directors in the world? This includes the most prominent funeral directors, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable funeral directors is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic funeral directors were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned funeral directors.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different people, including Thomas Lynch and Robert C. Henry.

From reputable, prominent, and well known funeral directors to the lesser known funeral directors of today, these are some of the best professionals in the funeral director field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous funeral directors ever?" and "What are the names of famous funeral directors?" then you're in the right place. (22 items)
J.O. Patterson, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Funeral Directors
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James Oglethorpe "J. O." Patterson, Jr. was a Bishop in the Church of God in Christ and a former Mayor of Memphis, Tennessee. ...more

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Age: Died at 76 (1935-2011)

Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America

Profession: Bishop, Pastor, Legislator, Funeral director Lawyer

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Thomas Lynch is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Funeral Directors
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Thomas Lynch is an American poet, essayist, and undertaker. ...more

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Age: 67

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

Profession: Poet, Author, Essayist, Writer Funeral director

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Kenneth Cooper Alexander is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Funeral Directors
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Kenneth Cooper "Kenny" Alexander is an American politician of the Democratic Party. From 2002 - 2012, he was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing the 89th District in Norfolk. He was elected in 2012 to the Senate of Virginia, representing the 5th District in Norfolk and ...more

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Age: 49

Birthplace: Virginia, United States of America

Profession: Funeral director, Teacher

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J.O. Patterson, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Funeral Directors
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Age: Died at 77 (1912-1989)

Birthplace: Derma, Mississippi, United States of America

Profession: Bishop, Funeral director

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Marshall White is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Funeral Directors
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Marshall White is an American professional strongman athlete from Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Marshall was born in Houston, Texas and now lives in Pagosa Springs, Colorado with his wife Rachel, whom he married in 2005. Marshall is a Mortician in addition to being a professional athlete. ...more

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Age: 33

Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States of America

Profession: Strongman, Funeral director

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John King is Democratic member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, serving since 2009. King is also a funeral director. ...more

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Age: 40

Birthplace: Chester, South Carolina, United States of America

Profession: Politician, Funeral director, Lawyer

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Joseph-Arsène Bonnier was a Canadian politician, contractor, person of independent means and undertaker. He was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in a 1938 by-election for the riding of St. Henry to represent the Liberal Party. He was re-elected in 1945, 1949, 1953 and 1957. Prior to his ...more

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Age: Died at 83 (1879-1962)

Birthplace: Canada

Profession: General contractor, Funeral director

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John Pat Fanning is a Democratic member of the West Virginia Senate, representing the 6th District since 1996. He earlier served from his appointment in June 1968 through 1980, and from 1984 through 1988. In 1988, Fanning was indicted on bribery and conspiracy charges as part of a grand jury ...more

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Age: 81

Birthplace: Iaeger, McDowell County, United States of America, United States with Territories, + more

Profession: Funeral director

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