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History

History

Reger Funeral Home & Cremation Services has been serving Huntington area families for years. We are honored to be a part of the rich history of this community and plan to be a part of it for many years to come.

The Reger Funeral Home was founded in 1903 in Martins Ferry, Ohio by Henry Reger (1881-1968). During his years a funeral director, he was also the coroner of Belmont Counts, Ohio. After serving the people of Martins Ferry for 10 years he decided to move to Spencer, West Virginia where he practiced as a licensed funeral director.

In 1924 the decision was made to come to Huntington, West Virginia where Henry established the Reger Funeral Home on Jefferson Avenue. Two years later, a move was made to the current location of Adams Avenue. Henry’s son, James H. Reger (1903-1986) became licensed a year after the move to Adams Avenue, in 1927. Thus, James became the second generation of Reger’s to serve the people of Huntington. The two quickly established ties to the community and continued to improve the funeral home. In 1948 the Reger’s decided to build a 250 seat chapel that still stands today, improving the quality of service offered to their families.

The third generation of funeral directors was established when George E. Reger (1932-1999) attained his funeral directing license in 1957. George served as the President of the West Virginia Funeral Directors Association in 1986 and was named “Funeral Director of the Year” by the West Virginia Funeral Directors Association in 1995.

In 1987 the fourth generation of Reger’s began when Patrick J. Reger became licensed. Patrick followed in his father George’s footsteps by serving as the president of the West Virginia Funeral Directors Association in 1996. Starting in 1999 George Michael Reger became a licensed funeral director and joins his brother Patrick on the staff of the Reger Funeral Home.

In 2017 the fifth generation of the Reger family started when Andrew J. Reger became a licensed funeral director. Following in his fathers footsteps Andrew graduated from Marshall University before going to the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. He joins his father and uncle on the staff at the Reger Funeral Home.

The Reger’s have always enjoyed serving the community in many different ways. Beginning with Henry and continuing down the line of succession they have donated vehicles to the local emergency services and police department. Their community involvement continued in 1998 when the members of the funeral home dedicated a memorial park for veterans, which is located adjacent to the funeral home. Throughout the intervening years, we have made many improvements to the park, in honor of our community's veterans. The oldest family owned and operated funeral home in the Tri-State area, The Reger family still own and operate the funeral home for over five generations.

In August of 2019 the Reger Funeral Home acquired the former Ceredo-Kenova Funeral Home & Crematorium. Going forward the new location will be known as Reger Funeral Home & Crematory Ceredo-Kenova Chapel. The newly acquired funeral home allows Reger Funeral Home to provide our families with our own on-site crematory and a beautiful facility for visitations and funeral or memorial services. The fifth generation of the family, Andrew J. Reger will be the manager and crematory operator-in-charge at the new location. The Reger family are proud to join the Ceredo-Kenova community and excited for the future of the new Ceredo-Kenova Chapel location.

Reger Funeral Home & Cremation Services
Phone: (304) 522-2031
Fax: (304) 529-4461
1242 Adams Avenue, Huntington, WV 25704

Reger Funeral Home & Crematory Ceredo-Kenova Chapel
Phone: (304) 453-6181
Fax: (304) 453-1715
1135 US-60 P.O. Box 907, Ceredo, WV 25507


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