S erving and supporting our Community is our Goal…….
The former Strickler's Funeral Homes, Inc. was purchased by the late Mark and Helen Via Bower in 1970 from the late Stanley S.& Bessie Stricker who began the business in 1950. The couple's had family acquaintances from their hometowns and days at Bridgewater College. The Funeral home also has a branch location on East Main Street, Dublin, Virginia. Now, Dana Bower Rygas and her family are proud to continue in her parent's footsteps. Three generations were serving in the family funeral home until the death of Mark Bower in 2003-now the second and third generation will continue the family tradition of serving their community .
Investment and pride in the community are reflected in the modern facility built in 1984 when the Bower Family moved to a new location on Bob White Boulevard in Pulaski to replace the original funeral home on North Jefferson Avenue. They built an all ground level 8,000 square foot facility which is all handicapped accessible and with an abundance of off-street parking. The chapel area will seat over 200 with additional areas to sit more. Whenever possible, they believe in spending their money with local businesses. For example, the funeral home was built by local contractors from Dublin and the chapel furniture and pews by Virginia Church Furniture of Pulaski. The financing and subsequent banking services have always been through local businesses as well as using local legal and accounting services. We are committed to doing business in the community and the New River Valley at every opportunity for we understand that doing so provides the lifeblood for growth.
Our Dublin location on East Main Street is in the Historic Downtown district. The original structure is designated to be the oldest home within the Town. A larger chapel was added to the structure in the 70's to provide additional space. We are continuing to update and make improvements to the location for those who choose to use the Dublin home.
BOWER FUNERAL CHAPELS-
"Providing dignified and affordable funeral services to our Community with sincere, personal service"