The Henson & Kitchen Story

Learn about us from the very 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 Mortuary?

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

Why Henson & Kitchen Mortuary?

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

The year was 1972 and the month was April and the landscape of East Pea Ridge Road in East Huntington, WV near Barboursville was about to change. The vegetation that once occupied a certain piece of land would be commissioned to become the area’s premier funeral and cremation provider raising the bar for funeral care by offering exceptional care for many Cabell County, WV and Tri-state area families. A group of friends came together with a single purpose led by Mr. Charles D. and Loretta Henson and set a plan in motion. With clear vision, the Henson family envisioned a new state of the art funeral home occupying that particular piece of land. That property would become the new home of Henson Mortuary now known as Henson and Kitchen Mortuary. The facility was designed as a one level, state-of-the-art funeral home. The funeral home began serving area families in October of 1972 and has become a staple in the community and is recognized as offering premier funeral and cremation services at an affordable price.

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.

Meet Our Team

Our team are all members of our community, attend local churches and support local causes.
Together, we help create exceptional healing experiences.

Fred H. Kitchen

Fred H. Kitchen

President, Funeral Director, Embalmer and Cremation Arranger
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Amber D. Kitchen

Amber D. Kitchen

Vice-President, Family Services & Administrative
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Dakota J. Parsons

Dakota J. Parsons

Funeral Director, Embalmer and Cremation Arranger
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Butch Peyton

Butch Peyton

Funeral Service Assistant - Multi-Media Professional
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Dustin Clark

Dustin Clark

Funeral Service Assistant - Clergy - Graphic Design
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Paul  Jordan

Paul Jordan

Funeral Service Assistant
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IN MEMORY OF Charles D. Henson

IN MEMORY OF Charles D. Henson

Founding Funeral Director, Embalmer and President - 1937-2016
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IN MEMORY OF Stephen L. Cremeans

IN MEMORY OF Stephen L. Cremeans

Funeral Director, Embalmer and Vice-President
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Awards & Associations

2010

Member Since 2010

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