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

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

  • Jenny  Alpe

    Jenny Alpe, Administrative Assistant

    Jenny Alpe has worked with the Leggett family in the funeral business for over 32 years. Born and raised in Little Rock, she graduated from Central High School and was married to the late Eddie Alpe. They raised three beautiful daughters, and Jenny is now blessed with six wonderful grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She is a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Benton and also a faithful Adorer of the Adoration Chapel. At Little Rock Funeral Home, Among Jenny's many duties she also assists both pre-need and at-need personnel in assuring that we provide excellent and caring service to all of the families we serve.

  • 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 37 years.

    He is a member of Fellowship Bible Church, 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 for Arkansas.

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

  • 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. David has been on staff at Little Rock Funeral Home for more than eleven years.

  • Bob  Dunaway

    Bob Dunaway, Funeral Director

    Bob has been on staff with Little Rock Funeral Home since we opened in 2006. He is a licensed Funeral Director and has been in the Funeral Profession for more than fifteen years, Bob earned a PhD in Biblical Studies. He and his wife Laura have been married for over fifty years and are lifetime members of the Church of Christ. He is also available to serve families who do not have a Church Home and is most willing to officiate at loved ones' Memorial Services.

  • Bill  Goodrich

    Bill Goodrich, Consultant

    Bill was born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas. He graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1960 earning a BSBA and a LLB. In 1960 he Married Deanne Fleener Goodrich. Bill and his wife Deanne have two children, daughter, Stacy Velasquez of Waco, Texas, her two children, Scott Velasquez of Los Angeles, California and daughter, Ann Marie Graham of Austin, Texas; son, Scott Goodrich of Little Rock and his three children, son, William Goodrich who attends Baylor University, daughters, Meg Goodrich at the University of Arkansas and Olivia Goodrich of the University of Central Arkansas. Bill is a member of the Fellowship Bible Church where he is a Bible Study Group Leader and Fellowship Bible Church Group Leader. Bill worked in Washington, DC for the Ways and Means Committee of Congress from 1961 - 1962. He worked at Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth Funeral Home from 1984 - 1994 and joined the staff of Little Rock Funeral Home in 2007.

  • Pat  Linsley

    Pat Linsley, Funeral Assistant

    Pat joined Little Rock Funeral Home when we opened in 2006. He has been in the Funeral Profession for more than 14 years. After over 37 years, Pat retired from A T & T. Pat and his wife Wanda have been married for over 57 years and is of the Baptist faith.

  • Steve  Schade

    Steve Schade, Funeral Director/Embalmer

    Steve joined Little Rock Funeral Home as a funeral director/embalmer in July 2009. After retiring from 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 twenty years. Steve had been an active volunteer at Arkansas Children's Hospital for over twenty-four 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 is a retired Sports Director and News Anchor for KARK-Channel 4 in Little Rock. Most recently he produced the Community Service Awards program for KARK. He joined the staff of Little Rock Funeral Home in 2012. Dave and his wife Lydia have been married for over 60 years and are long time member of Immanuel Baptist Church where Dave serves as a Deacon.

  • 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 40 years. He recently retired and now serves as a consultant for our funeral home.

    In Jim's 40 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 more than 35 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 eight 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, more than 34 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 Moseley, on November 9, 2016.

    Jack E. Moseley, Sr. provided over 59 years of service 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.

  • John Hester

    John Hester, Funeral Assistant

    John recently joined the staff of Little Rock Funeral Home. He was born and raised in Crossett, AR. He moved to Little Rock after he was discharged from the Navy in 1967. John and his wife, Annette, will be celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary in June. They are members of Immanuel Baptist Church where John serves as a Deacon and a Sunday School Teacher. They are the proud parents of two sons and grandparents of three granddaughters.

  • Rita Dickerson

    Rita Dickerson, Preneed Sales

    Rita has 21 years in memorial pre-planning working for the Leggett family. She has always been in the customer contact area since leaving her hometown of Dalton, Georgia to become a flight attendant, then trainer for United Airlines. Her husband, Dr. Larry Dickerson, a Professor of Rehabilitation in the University of Arkansas system, moved to UALR and Little Rock to raise their three children. Rita became very active in P.T.A., Parents Swim Team Board for Racquet Club, the Society to Prevent Blindness and teaching Sunday School. She and her husband have been married for 50 years and are members of Immanuel Baptist Church. They take every opportunity to enjoy their four very active granddaughters.

  • Stacy Young

    Stacy Young, Preneed Sales

  • Randy Hyde

    Randy Hyde, Funeral Assistant