Williamsburg Funeral Home, Inc. was founded in March of 1961 by a group of community-minded men and women. They saw a need for our community and invested their time, efforts and money to create a place where families can turn for comfort and support. They purchased the Koger house on Main Street and outfitted it to offer a complete funeral service. The caring funeral service professionals involved in the startup as management, staff and additional investors, were Robert P. Johnson, James L. Brown, Jr., and W.B. “Billy” McClary. Through the years these community leaders from Kingstree, Lane, Salters, Greeleyville, Trio, Cades, and other communities continued to guide the business as it grew and changed with the needs of the area.
Over the years Williamsburg Funeral Home has been the inspiration and foundation for many young people embarking upon a funeral service career. Once serving their apprenticeship here they travelled to other areas working at other funeral homes or establishing their own.
In 1972 an attractive traditional brick facility was built behind the existing funeral home. The Koger house was then sold and dismantled. Much of the material from this old home was recycled for use in elegant lake and beach homes of the Lowcountry.
Williamsburg Funeral Home, Inc. will soon reach an important milestone- 50 years of service to the families of Kingstree and the Williamsburg County area. This has been accomplished through the vision and hard work and the support of the community. The present officers and staff are committed to continue to be a source of comfort and support to our community.