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.
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, Owner
A fourth-generation funeral director, Brad has been a resident of Little Rock for over 46 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, the West Little Rock Rotary Club, Western Star Masonic Lodge #2,the Scimitar Shrine Temple, the Scottish Rite Temple and the Royal Order of Jesters, Court 12. He was named Citizen of the Year in 2001 in North Little Rock by the North Little Rock Police Department.
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, Office Assistant
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, Funeral Director
Bill Goodrich, Consultant
Pat Linsley, Funeral Assistant
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, Pre-Need Counselor
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, 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, Funeral Director
Jim Bradburn,a native of Little Rock, has been serving families in Central Arkansas for over 27 years.
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 is 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, Executive Assistant
Virginia comes to Little Rock Funeral Home with over 20 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 five grandchildren.
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, 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., Executive Funeral Director
Jack E. Moseley, Sr. comes 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 is 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 is a member of North Little Rock Elk Lodge #1004 and has been Elk of the Year. He is also a member and Deacon of Life Line Baptist Church in Little Rock. Jack likes to play golf and work around home in his free time.
Jack and his late wife, Mary Ann (Adams) resided in Bryant, Arkansas for 14 years. They have two children, Julie Ann Smith of Searcy and Jack Moseley, Jr. of Bryant, six grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
April Pierce, Preneed Sales
April Pierce comes from a musical family in Jonesboro. She is a graduate of Valley View High School in Jonesboro and of the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. She enjoys entertaining, fishing and volunteer work. April lives with her family in Sherwood and is a member of Indian Hills Church.
After serving the Central Arkansas area for nearly twenty years with her catering business, April feels grateful for the opportunity to help families with their prearrangements at Little Rock Funeral Home.
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.