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.

Our History

J Harry Leggett, Sr. worked with his grandfather at the See Funeral Home in Cabot, Arkansas when he was a very young man.  He attended embalming school in Cincinnati, Ohio where he graduated.  He worked for Drummond Funeral Home in Little Rock in 1935.  He  proceeded to go into business for himself.  In 1936 he was joined by Paul Griffin.  This was the birth of Griffin Leggett Funeral Home.  The business grew until it totally dominated the funeral business in Pulaski County.  He retired in 1970 when his son purchased the business.

Harry Leggett, Jr. started working around Griffin Leggett with his father when he was about 13 years old.  He went to work full-time in 1956 at the funeral home and insurance company.  In 1970, he became the owner of both businesses.  In 1962, he began Rest Hills Cemetery which grew into Griffin Leggett/Rest Hills Cemetery and Funeral Home. He purchased Wyatt Monahan Monument Company in 1970, Gross Funeral Home in 1972. Griffin Leggett merged with Healey & Roth in 1974, which then became Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth Funeral Home and purchased the Family Service Life Insurance Company.  In 1978, he purchased Ocker Funeral Home in Van Buren.  He then purchased Putman Funeral Home in Fort Smith in 1981 and Forest Hills Cemetery (now Griffin Leggett Forest Hills Funeral Home and Cemetery) in 1983.  He retired in 1998 when he sold Arkansas National Life Insurance Company, which later became Forethought Life Insurance Company. 



Our Valued Staff

Brad  Leggett

Brad Leggett, Owner

A fourth-generation funeral director, Brad has been a resident of Little Rock for over 58 years. He attended the University of Arkansas - Little Rock, and he has served as a funeral director for 24 years.

He is a member of Fellowship Bible Church, the Arkansas State Cemetery Board, Western Star Masonic Lodge #2,the Scimitar Shrine Temple, the Scottish Rite Temple and the Royal Order of Jesters, Court 12.

On March 14, 2014, at the "Wounded Warrior" Banquet sponsored by the Arkansas State Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Brad was awarded its Community Service Award.

Brad enjoys hunting and water sports in his spare time. He has two children, Elizabeth and Lauren.


Jenny  Alpe

Jenny Alpe, Office Assistant


David B. Dillahunty

David B. Dillahunty, Funeral Director

David B. Dillahunty was born and raised in Little Rock. He graduated from Central High School in 1975. He is a cradle Episcopalian, with life membership at Christ Episcopal Church, the Mother Church of Arkansas. David serves as a Eucharistic Minister and lay Chaplain, in addition to his duties as a Funeral Director at Little Rock Funeral Home.


Bob  Dunaway

Bob Dunaway, Funeral Director


Bill  Goodrich

Bill Goodrich, Consultant


Pat  Linsley

Pat Linsley, Funeral Assistant


Steve  Schade

Steve Schade, Funeral Director/Embalmer

Steve recently joined Little Rock Funeral Home as a funeral director/embalmer. After serving in the United States Air Force, Steve enrolled in the Funeral Service Science Program at the University of Arkansas Community College at Hope and graduated with honors. He is a licensed funeral director and embalmer serving families and veterans in Central Arkansas for over eleven years. Steve has been an active volunteer at Arkansas Children's Hospital for over eighteen years and serves on the Family Advisory Board and the Bioethics Committee. He is married and has two children.


Julie Wadley  Springer

Julie Wadley Springer, Pre-Need Counselor


Dave  Woodman

Dave Woodman, Funeral Assistant

Dave Woodman was formerly the Sports Director for KARK-Channel 4 and for KATV-Channel 7 in Little Rock. Most recently he produced the Community Service Awards program for KARK.


Harry  Leggett

Harry Leggett, Consultant

We are looking forward to returning to serving the community again with the Legacy of service my family has given your family for almost a Century.


Jim  Bradburn

Jim Bradburn, Funeral Director

Jim Bradburn,a native of Little Rock, has been serving families in Central Arkansas for over 27 years. He recently retired and now serves as a consultant for our funeral home.

In Jim's 27 years as a funeral director he has been involved in the Chamber of Commerce, CARTI, NCCJ, The Soap Box Derby, the Little Rock Zoo, Arkansas girls soccer, Holy Souls Catholic Church, Holy Souls School and West Little Rock Rotary Club. He was the chairman of the Diocese of Little Rock athletic committee and the past president of Holy Souls School Board, Diocese of Little Rock School Board and West Little Rock Rotary Club.

Jim has been married to Kathy Uhrynowycz for over 30 years. They have two grown children, Beau and Stefanie.


Virginia  Burgess

Virginia Burgess, Executive Assistant

Virginia has over 30 years experience working with the Leggett Family in many areas of the funeral business. She is a graduate of UCA, and continued her education in the insurance field by earning the FLMI and ACS designations from the Life Office Management Assn.

Virginia assists in the daily operations of the funeral home, providing support to the funeral directors and to the pre-arrangement staff, and most of all, desires to continue the Leggett Family tradition of providing caring service to our families.

She is an avid reader, and enjoys spending time with her family of five children and six grandchildren.


Sue  Thompson

Sue Thompson, Senior Advisor

Sue Thompson was born and raised here in Arkansas and resides in Little Rock. She has been a pre-need counselor, assisting individuals and families with their pre-need planning, since 1984.

As the Pre-Need Manager for the Leggett Family-owned funeral homes since 1987, Sue continued to meet with families and also, speaking in group meetings and giving presentations at local retirement homes. Now, over 20 years later, Sue is still helping families, providing information on the benefits of pre-need planning through Little Rock Funeral Home.

Sue attends The Church at Rock Creek. She and her husband have 5 children, 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.


A.J.  Janssen

A.J. Janssen, Pre-need Counselor

Armand "AJ" Janssen, originally from Kansas, was transferred from Oklahoma to Cabot, Arkansas in 1979. As a pre-need counselor since 1995, AJ meets with individuals and families to discuss their pre-planning needs at their convenience, either in their home or the office at Little Rock Funeral Home.

AJ is a graduate of John Brown University and a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Cabot. He has served as a deacon and interim minister of music in Stuttgart. AJ and his wife Nancy have been married for many years. They have 4 grown children and 11 grand-children, 10 living. AJ will play golf for food!


Jack E.  Moseley, Sr.

Jack E. Moseley, Sr., Executive Funeral Director

We lost a dear friend and colleague, Jack Mosley, on November 9, 2016.

Jack E. Moseley, Sr. came to us with 59 years of experience as a funeral director. He attended Little Rock Senior High and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and was a World War II Veteran. Jack graduated from Landig College of Mortuary Science in Houston, TX, in 1949, where he was on the Honor Roll.

Jack was a member of North Little Rock Elk Lodge #1004 and had been Elk of the Year. He was also a member and Deacon of Life Line Baptist Church in Little Rock. Jack liked to play golf and work around home in his free time.

Preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann (Adams), Jack is survived by two children, Julie Ann Smith of Searcy and Jack Moseley, Jr. of Bryant, seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.


William J. Montgomery

William J. Montgomery, Funeral Director

Little Rock Funeral Home welcomes William J. Montgomery to our dedicated, caring staff of funeral service professionals. William has over 20 years of experience in the central Arkansas area helping families in their times of need. He will continue serving families as a member of the best funeral home in Little Rock.