The Woodward Family Tradition
Dale and Marilyn Woodward, the founders of Woodward Funeral Homes, began their commitment to serving the families of our community in 1954.
Their dedication to the highest quality of care and personal service is the heritage of the Woodward family. Now the second generation of Woodwards is dedicated to continuing Dale's tradition of providing comfort, understanding and professional service to the entire community.
Tracy Woodward, Dale's oldest child, joined the firm as a licensed funeral director in 1982 after graduating from Emory University and Gupton Jones College of Mortuary Science.
Dale David Woodward Jr. has been the office manager of the funeral home since graduating from Mercer University in 1985.
Kelly, Dale's youngest child, married her high school sweetheart Dwight Vanest. Kelly graduated from Southern Methodist University, and Dwight graduated from The Dallas Institute of Funeral Service. They both joined the firm in 1987, Dwight as a licensed funeral director.
Erik Perry married Dwight and Kelly's oldest Daughter, Lindsey, in 2011 after graduating from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor's degree in Public Administration. He is currently enrolled in St. Petersburg College to become a licensed funeral director.
Many of the funeral homes in the area advertise being family owned. The difference is they have been owned by numerous families over the years. Dale Woodward Funeral Homes are not just family owned and operated, we are the same family that has been serving the Halifax area for over 50 years, now in our third generation.
For those who choose cremation we offer a variety of options. Because we are committed to quality and reliable service our crematory is fully licensed and state of the art, privately owned and conveniently located. We maintain an open door policy and encourage you to stop in and inspect our facility.
Woodward Funeral Homes has two locations where family and staff offer their expertise in arranging for every aspect in an honest, professional and caring way. Whether for local burial, veterans services, cremation options, memorial services or worldwide needs. our family and staff are here for your family. Our commitment to you is that we will always do more than you would expect so we can continue to carry on the tradition which began over a half a century ago.