We receive many letters from the families we've served, thanking us for our caring ways during their time of loss. Their words warm our hearts, and speak to you of our professionalism, compassion, and the true value of the services we provide.

  • Chuck Hall

    August 30, 2018

    Two weeks ago Tom and his staff went out of their way to prepare mom for her viewing and funeral. He worked with her and dad tirelessly and honored her wishes. They handled the crush of people, stayed late and always had a smile. You'll be glad your loved ones used his services when the unfortunate time comes. Kind, fair and concerned describes them the best. Thank you again Tom for the work you did on mom and calming dad. Read more

  • Noemi C.

    July 27, 2018

    "Tom, our entire family is deeply grateful for all your kindness and attention in our time of loss. You, and your staff have an excellent service, above and beyond! Thank you again." Read more

  • Dave Hobbs

    February 24, 2018

    As a clergyman of 36 years, Vanderwall Funeral Home in my experience is more than a mere "funeral home." It is a place of stabilizing comfort and hope, because the Vanderwall family and staff are authentic in their grief with you, yet gently strong for you, as you painfully enter a new phase of your life. Read more

  • Langley Owsley

    June 30, 2014

    Words can't express the gratitude my husband and I feel when we think of all the support you all gave us from the moment we stepped in your parlor for the first time to discuss arrangements to the final hand shake when we took him to his final resting place. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Thanks, Alison and Keith Taylor Read more

  • Dixie Yates

    May 20, 2014

    Dear Tom Vanderwall, Along with All the Dedicated Professional Staff of Vanderwall Funeral Home. The family of Mrs. Dixie C. Yates, from the depth of our hearts, thanks all of you, so very much, regarding the elegant manner in which, with honor and dignity you performed your duties during the recent loss of our beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Sister and Dear Friend to all she met - Ms. Dixie. Yours was a labor of Love and Care; not only for the Deceased, but as well for the loved ones, left behind, in their time of loss and grief. Again, thank you all for a job well done. May God bless and keep all of you. The Family of Dixie Yates Read more

  • Dixie Yates

    March 25, 2014

    Dear Mr. Vanderwall, You are so kind. Thank you for all that you are doing for my in-laws. God bless you and your family always! Sincerely, Wendy Yates Read more

  • JoeAnn Everett

    October 03, 2013

    Tom, we are truly blessed to have you for our friend. May God bless you in all you do. You are a true example of God's love. We love you. Thank you, Tedra and family Read more

  • Betty Standifer

    October 01, 2013

    Tom, You and your staff were so wonderful to me and my family during our time of grief for Mom. You surpassed my expectations hitting ALL the marks. I will always remember Mom's passing funeral with a hopeful smile. Mitchell Read more

  • Wesley Irons

    May 21, 2013

    Dear Tom, I can't thank you enough for all you've done. You are the most comforting person. The way you take over when people (like me!) can't think straight after such a terrible loss. I remember what a rock of comfort you were in taking care of everything when Mother died. The pictures on the memorial programs were perfect and brought such comfort to Wes' children. Robin and Bonnie are going by to take care of all the expenses. If there is more, please let us know. What about that wonderful picture? I wanted to keep it so bad, but I gave it to Wes' son, who was so thrilled to get it. I can't thank you enough for all you've done and your wonderful support last week. Bless you! We love and appreciate you. Glenn & Pat Read more

  • Wesley Irons

    May 21, 2013

    Tom, I don't know how to thank you for everything you have done for my family. Your vocation is truly your calling and you have blessed us beyond measure by your kindness and helpfulness. The despair and confusion of losing my brother so tragically was greatly eased by your help. May God richly bless you. Sincerely, Robin Jones Read more

  • Minnie Wilkerson

    August 17, 2012

    Dear Tom and the Vanderwall Family and Staff, Thank you so very much for everything you've done to help make this difficult time easier to bear and to handle for me and our family. We are sincerely appreciative of your kindness toward us, your caring support and the professional, yet loving way you took care of our Mom and everything to do with her services and interment. You helped to make this sad occasion one of celebration, as we remembered her life and said farewell as she went home to be with our God. Thank you and God Bless You All! Read more

  • Michael Stuart

    August 13, 2012

    Tom, I know you will say "It is my job", and it is, but not everyone does their job as you do. With caring, kindness and sincere sympathy. Whenever I felt lost, you were there to guide me and show me what to do. I deeply thank you from my heart. I felt that the choices you helped us make really did honor Mike and gave us all dignity. Since we had to let him go, I felt like we gave him a good send-off in style. Thanks again for all that you and your team did for all of us and especially for me. You are appreciated. Read more

  • Bobbie Garrison

    August 13, 2012

    Tom, you thought of every detail so I didn't have to. For that, thank you, Candi Read more

  • Donald Lewis

    July 11, 2012

    My father-in-law, Donald Lewis, passed away on Sunday and we had his funeral with you yesterday. I just wanted to send a letter of thanks for all you did. Thank you for working with us financially, as well as providing such a good experience. In addition to the beautiful chapel and the provided refreshments, you were all very professional, yet friendly. We felt like you went above and beyond to provide a good experience for us in a potentially very stressful time. Thank you for providing such quality service during a time when you know all of your clients are barely able to make it. I will definitely be recommending you in the future. Thanks again. Read more