F.B. Hardy graduated from Cincinnati School of Mortuary Science in 1919 and worked in his father's business, "The F. H. Hardy Undertaking Company" in West Point, Kentucky. Following the death of his father in 1925, F.B. set out to practice his trade. When he stepped off a train at a stop in Smiths Grove, Kentucky to buy some breakfast, he walked down the street thinking he rather liked this little town. He passed a sign that read "Funeral Home For Sale", and as they say, the rest is history.
This became a family business in 1950 when F.B.'s son, W.B., graduated from Kentucky School of Mortuary Science and joined his father. W.B. and his wife, Mary Lou, expanded the business when they opened a Bowling Green location in the former residence of Duncan Hines. In 1968 W.B.'s son, Bill Jr., a licensed funeral director, joined the family business. Today, Bill Jr. operates the business with the same traditions of integrity, compassion, honesty, and caring that his grandfather established in 1926.
Bill has surrounded himself with members from the community who exhibit the same strong principles as his business. Faye Phelps, a funeral director, has been with the business for 12 years. Sheila Gravil is a licensed funeral director and Ron Gravil is a licensed funeral director and embalmer and both joined Hardy and Son in 2007. In October 2016, Joey Martin a Licensed Funeral Director in Kentucky and Tennessee joined Hardy and Son Funeral Homes, Inc. Joey is currently completing his education to obtain his embalming license.
The staff at Hardy and Son always treats your loved one with respect so you will have a treasured memory of your final visit with them. They will treat your family with compassion, making this time as comfortable as possible. Hardy and Son Funeral Homes are large enough to serve you in your time of need yet remain small enough to care about every detail. They can accommodate and need, whether it be a simple memorial service, a traditional funeral service, or a celebration-of-life service.
Established 92 years ago by F.B. Hardy, it is now Bill Hardy, Jr. who moves Hardy and Son toward new horizons as professionals offering services to enable you to show you devotion and respect for your loved one.