The Henson & Kitchen Story

Learn our story, from the beginning and into the future.

Ever since we opened our doors in 1972 we have approached life (and death) differently. While some just see the end of a loved one’s life as a time for grief and mourning, we prefer to think of it as a time for reflection, appreciation and even celebration. This is evident in everything we do, from the way we conduct our services to the amenities we choose to offer.  We are a close knit community, a family dedicated to honoring, sharing and preserving the amazing and inspirational stories that are life.

10k
legacies honored
45
years in business
300k
moments remembered

Why Henson & Kitchen?

In a nutshell? Experience, professionalism, compassion, empathy and exceptional experiences.

We've learned a lot over many years. Like how to present options without overwhelming. And how to meet the needs of many caring families. People come to us in difficult times, and we respond kindness, calmness and expertise. Our goal is to create a beautiful occasion and make you feel welcome, always. We spend our days planning with families. We stay up to date with industry developments. And we make hard times a little easier.

Learn About Our Legacy.

1972

In April of 1972, the late, Mr. Charles D. Henson purchased property on East Pea Ridge Road, Huntington, W.Va. located just outside the city limits of Barboursville. With a piece of vacant land and clear vision, Mr. Henson, envisioned a funeral home occupying that property. That property would become the new home of Henson Mortuary. Mr. Henson contracted with a builder and together they designed the funeral home and started building. Henson Mortuary began serving families in October of 1972 and has become a staple in the community serving families in the Cabell County, West Virginia.

Henson & Kitchen Mortuary was established in 1972, serving families has always been our focus. We take pride in being able to guide people through some of their most difficult days. We take pride in maintaining a setting that allows people to find solace. Celebrating life is our mission. That’s never changed. And with pride, it never will.  In 2010, Fred and Amber Kitchen, as successors to the Henson family, purchased the business and continued the vision and legacy to insure that our community would be served for many more years to come.

Who We Are

Meet our team. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.
Together,  we help create healing experiences.

Fred H. Kitchen

Fred H. Kitchen

President, Funeral Director and Embalmer
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Amber D. Kitchen

Amber D. Kitchen

Vice-President, Family Services & Administrative
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Charles D. Henson

Charles D. Henson

Founding Funeral Director - 1937-2016
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Dakota J. Parsons

Dakota J. Parsons

Apprentice Funeral Director
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Butch Peyton

Butch Peyton

Funeral Service Assistant - Multi-Media Professional
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Ted  Poe

Ted Poe

Funeral Service Assistant
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William Knight

William Knight

Funeral Service Assistant
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Paul  Jordan

Paul Jordan

Funeral Service Assistant
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Dustin Clark

Dustin Clark

Funeral Service Assistant
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Our location.

Learn exactly where we are, plus how and when to arrive.