History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

When we sit down with a family, we have just one goal: to create a fitting, memorable and affordable service for their loved one. Together, we explore the wide variety of services and products available, as well as a wealth of creative ideas and suggestions.

Together, we'll design a memorial or funeral service that suits their needs now, and in the future. Families who come to us know that years from now, they will have deep peace-of-mind because in coming to us, they've done their best to honor their loved one.

Our History

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.

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 four generations.

Our Valued Staff

Patrick  Reger

Patrick Reger, Funeral Director / Owner / LIC

30 Years as a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer. Former president of WV Funeral Directors Association. Former Board of Directors with Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science.

George Michael Reger

George Michael Reger, Funeral Director

17 years of experience as a licensed funeral director.

Andrew Reger

Andrew Reger, Funeral Director

Employee since February 1st, 2014. The fifth generation in the family to join the Reger Funeral Home staff. Andrew graduated from Marshall University in 2012 with a bachelors in marketing. He graduated from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 2016 and was licensed as a funeral director in January of 2017. Hobbies include tennis, golf, enjoying time with his dogs, and board games.

Sonya  Noble

Sonya Noble, Funeral Director

27 years of experience as a licensed funeral director

Hubert Compton

Hubert Compton, Funeral Director

47 years of experience as a licensed funeral director

Jesse Simmons

Jesse Simmons, Funeral Attendant

Employee since August 6th, 1988

Tim Porter

Tim Porter, Funeral Attendant

Employee since October 1st, 1991

Brad Keenan

Brad Keenan, Funeral Attendant

Employee since June 21st, 2004

John Harrah

John Harrah, Funeral Attendant

Employee since October 9th, 2006

Sharon  Gothard

Sharon Gothard, Secretary

Employee since August 7th, 2000