About Luxton Funeral Service
Luxton Funeral Service is an independent, family owned funeral directors based in Ottery St Mary and established over 150 years.
William Luxton started the business in 1855. He passed it on to his son Frederick John Luxton, who later named the business F.J Luxton & Son.
The business originally started as a building firm but in common with many small firms at the time they undertook funerals as well, as the carpenters were able to make bespoke coffins at the time of need.
Since then, the firm had been passed from generation to generation and William's Great Great Grandson, Stuart Luxton and his wife Sue Luxton. Stuart looked after the building enquiries while Sue concentrated on arranging the funerals. In 2022 the business was acquired by Grassby Funeral Service of Dorchester. Grassby is an independent family run business, now under the management of the fifth and sixth generation of the family.
Luxton Funeral Service continues to serve the local community of Ottery St Mary and surrounding area from the same premises at Tip Hill, where it has been based for the past 150 years.
The business is currently managed by Funeral Director, Debbie Cross.
Debbie joined the business in 2015 and is ably supported by her team to provide a high standard of service throughout.
Sue Luxton continues as a Consultant for the business. Sue has a wealth of experience and is able to support Debbie and the staff and will arrange and conduct funerals when specifically requested by the family.