See what families have to say

Many families reach out after the conclusion of the services to let us know how much our support and guidance meant to them in their time of need, and we’re honored to receive such heartfelt praise. We feel that these messages speak for themselves and we’d like to share them with you.

If you feel we’ve gone above and beyond in supporting you through this difficult time, or would simply like to reach out and say thanks, contact us to share your thoughts. It means the world to us to hear from you and know that we’ve made a difference.


Submit a Testimonial

After the tragic loss of our son-in-law, it was my task to locate a crematory. After calling 4 funeral homes, our choice became obvious. Smith Family was by far the most compassionate, informative, and helpful. The fact that they were also the most reasonably priced was a bonus. John Smith took care of all the necessary details quickly and with great empathy. He is very professional and experienced with preventing any potential family drama to allow the most peaceful experience possible. Our family is very grateful for his services and we highly recommend Smith Family Funeral and Cremation Services.

Connie Martin

March 24, 2019

Our thank you John seems so small compared to all you’ve done for our family. Your kindness, comfort and thoughtfulness is much appreciated.

Roger and Lynn Harwell

January 08, 2019

My brother -in-law Maxey Garner passed away unexpectedly . My sister did not know what to do or to whom to turn. We learned of Smith Family FCS through a family member. From the moment my sister spoke with John Smith on the phone , he was helpful, professional , personable and most of all he made the most difficult time of my sisters life while grieving and planning a funeral a little less painful. We were so blessed to have John’s professional guidance and would highly recommend Smith Family FCS . A personal note to John, Thank you and God Bless. Linda King

Linda King

February 10, 2018

I feel that the Lord led me to call Smith Family for our mother's funeral service. We had a lot to deal with logistically since my mother was being buried next to our father in Ohio. John and his staff were so patient with us as we had last minute photos to add to the DVD the day of the service. We appreciate the genuine compassion showed by John and everyone at Smith Family. They personally transported our mother's casket from Murfreesboro, TN to Monroe, OH. John read our personal eulogies at my mother, Lana J Gunning's service. I cannot recommend Smith Family Funeral & Cremation Services enough. It is true what their website shows--this is a ministry. I will forever be grateful to them for helping my brother and I get through the unexpected passing of our beloved mother. Words cannot express my deep gratitude for this Christ centered funeral home. John Smith truly did everything possible to make this extremely difficult time easier for myself and my brother, Gerald Gunning. Do not hesitate to choose Smith Family for your needs. Thank you, Janelle Gunning

Janelle Gunning

December 04, 2017

Dear John, I want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the compassionate, thoughtful and uplifting care you took of our family when my husband recently passed. After visiting with one of your competitors we were utterly devastated at the prices they were charging families in our area for services they needed at one of the worst times of life, My son and I went home and wondered how on earth we would be able to bury my husband of 31 years. Fortunately, a medical professional associated with my husband's care discreetly suggested your company. After my initial appointment with the more expensive business in town, my guard was up when I called you. You politely discussed your fees and everything they covered, which was easily one-third the price, and you explained that you felt that making the care of our deceased loved ones a ministry to you, and that it was your desire to make things manageable and affordable to grieving families. John, this is exactly what you did for us. From the moment I spoke with you on the phone that first time, you have been a man of your word in every way. It touched all of our hearts when you arrived at Alive Hospice at 3:00 am on a Saturday morning, dressed in a nice suit jacket and collared shirt and made us feel like we were the greatest family in the world with the best dad ever. You reminded us through your appearance and demeanor of your desire to love and serve the members of our community. The next day, you called us and asked us to break bread with you the next day. We enjoyed your company immensely and enjoyed learning more about you and your many years in the industry. Equally, you were genuinely interested in getting to know us and our loved one. Because we currently have no relationship with a church in our area, you offered to conduct the graveside service we requested, at no additional charge...simply because you love your fellow man and have a great desire to serve. I do want to make note here, that we were confident that if we had requested a service from the church which we previously attended, you would have gone out of your way to arrange it on our behalf. The service was perfect. You were kind and sensitive to everyone there and we couldn't have asked for more. Although you have decades of experience in your field, we are so grateful that you have decided to open your own business to the benefit of everyone in our area. You were there when we needed you most and you can count on our support and praise for years to come. God bless you.

Patrice Rusko

October 23, 2017

John is probably the best funeral director I know. He is full of life and compassion. What you see is what you get and it reflects through his business and art. His reasoning for this business is to give affordable prices and to spread the love of Jesus. If anyone is in need of a beautiful, yet professional service, I'd definitely recommend him. Thank you John for everything.


August 02, 2017

John is a great funeral director that puts his heart and soul into his profession. Not only is he caring, he's fair, honest and affordable. He makes the grieving process much easier because of his talent, caring for those that have passed. He truly is an artist. Thank you Mr. Smith.


July 20, 2017

© Smith Family Funeral & Cremation Services, LLC | Murfreesboro, Tennessee - Funeral Home Website Design By Frazer Consultants, LLC & TA