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About Us

Who we are

Celebrating life

As a proud member of the Bristol community, we're honored to help families celebrate their loved ones. We pledge to ensure that every funeral and memorial service is deeply personal, fostering healing and remembrance.

What we stand for

Our promise

Today, tomorrow, and forever, our commitment to you stays the same.


Every life is unique, and we promise to honor and respect each journey, crafting ceremonies that reflect each individual.


Navigating grief can be overwhelming; we stand by you, providing direction and solace every step of the way.


Beyond a service, we're committed to helping families create lasting tributes that transcend generations.

Our story

Akard Funeral Home is a fourth generation family-owned and operated funeral home.  Melinda, David Jr., David III, and Bambi are all owners and work together to serve you.

J.B. Akard started around the turn of the century in the funeral business, working out of a furniture store.  He had a vision of one day owning his own funeral home.  His son, David Weaver Akard, Sr., expanded on his vision to what is now the funeral home on State State. His great grandchildren can often be seen on a service or helping out on the premises.  Our business is full of important history and family is our top priority.   


Legacies Honored


Years in Business



Meet the team

Our incredible staff

Helping families create lasting legacies is more than a job — it's our calling. We are here to support you in any way we can and will offer you the full attention, knowledge, and compassion you need.

We're here for you

We exist to serve the unique needs of every family

Seamless Arrangements

We'll help you with everything you need with a simple step-by-step process for all of your funeral, cremation and advanced planning.

Unique Funerals and Tributes

Every individual is unique. Which is why we offer fully customizable memorial services designed just for your family.

Around the Clock Support

We're here to answer any questions and help in any way we can – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Our Location

A place of healing

We welcome you to explore the Akard Funeral Home facilities, and invite you to discover a comforting and peaceful place to honor your loved one.


Hear from the families we've served

“Great family and very caring”

Author: Diana Lynne Olesen-Perkins rated with 5 stars

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We're hiring

Beyond the opportunity to truly make a difference, Akard Funeral Home offers competitive pay, a healthy work-life balance, and many opportunities for growth.

Plan Ahead

Plan for the future, today

Pre-planning lets your loved ones focus on honoring life instead of hashing out details. Learn the choices you can make now, so a future funeral becomes more of a celebration than a burden.