Jones Funeral Home was founded in 1940 and has been in continuous operation in Commerce, Texas, since 1942.
The funeral home has been under two family ownerships in its history: the Jones family and the Walker family. The original owners were Mr. and Mrs. Houston Jones (1942 - 1978). After Mr. Jones' death, the Jones family continued to operate the funeral home from 1978 until 1990.
Dick Walker and family purchased the funeral home in 1990. It continues to operate today as a full-service and locally owned funeral home and cremation service.
After Mr. Walker's death, Leigh Dixon and Terry Bryan operated the funeral home keeping with the wishes of Mr. Walker. In 2018, Leigh and Terry completed the purchase of the funeral home and will continue with the caring service to the community.
Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home has been rooted in the Commerce area since 1942.
The building was constructed in the late 1930's as a combination funeral home and residence. It was one of the first buildings built for these purposes in the area. At the time, most funeral homes were converted homes.
Photographs in this section are circa 1948.
If you have any photographs of the funeral home from this time period, we would like to have a copy for our website and historical preservation. Your photographs will be returned to you promptly.
This photograph is circa 1948.This room was the original funeral chapel for Jones Funeral Home.
The double doors to the right allowed for exit to the outside and access to the covered drive where the hearse was parked.
Today, this room is used for visitation.
This photograph is a part of the visitation area in the funeral home. This area has been remodeled and is still in use today.
Originally, funeral homes could have visitation or private viewing using a "slumber couch" instead of a casket.
Jones Funeral Home had a slumber room for this purpose.
Today, this room is used as an arrangement office.
This photograph is the main office of the funeral home in 1947. This office was used as a business office and as an area for families to make funeral arrangements.
Today, this room is the business office for the funeral home.