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History

DEVOTION-DIGNITY-SERVICE-RESPECT



In 1908 the Harris family founded the Harris Funeral Home located on the third floor at the Logan Mercantile Company. In the 1930's the funeral home was moved up the street to 200 Main Street in the stately home of Logan County Judge Wilkerson that had passed away. The new location was the first in the area to be air conditioned which was one of the points in the Open House program when the funeral home moved.

In 1960 Joe D. Honaker moved his family to Logan so he could begin work at the Harris Funeral Home. After working for nearly six years for Robert Harris, Joe was asked to come into the office one day and asked if he would like to buy the funeral home. In 1966 Joe and his wife Dolores purchased the funeral home and surrounding property. The name of the funeral home was changed to Honaker-Harris Funeral Home because of the wishes of Greta Harris the wife of the founder of the Harris Funeral Home until her passing. In 1973 the name was changed to Honaker Funeral Home.

On January 5, 2006 sadly Joe D. Honaker died suddenly at his home. The funeral home continues operation as before and plans to provide the same friendly and courteous service to the people of the area for many years to come.

Dolores Honaker has assumed the role of owner/operator of the funeral home with her son Michael J. Honaker maintaining his role as manager and director

The Honaker Funeral Home is one of the oldest continuing operating funeral homes in the state of West Virginia, and for that matter one of the oldest in the United States. The funeral home is looking forward to celebrating its Centennial Anniversary for 100 years of service to the area they call home.

Honaker Funeral Home takes great pride in continuing to be family owned and locally operated and stands by its motto of Devotion-Dignity-Service-Respect. The funeral home serves all faiths and strives to meet the needs of those facing troubling and uncertain circumstances.

Trust Honaker Funeral Home to do the right thing when their services are needed and their performance may be measured by a tradition of quality, honesty, and integrity.