In 1904 Mr. Earthman and his friend, railroad surveyor J.C. McCarty, moved to Houston and established the Earthman and McCarty Undertaking Company at 715 Main Street. The company prospered and in 1924 moved to 2420 Fannin. Following Mr. McCarty's death, the company became the J.B. Earthman Company.
James B. Earthman, Jr. was a pioneer in advanced funeral planning with the founding of a burial insurance company in the 1930's. Together, J.B. and Blanche built Earthman Funeral Directors & Cemeteries into one of the largest family-owned and operated funeral companies in the United States. Their children and grandchildren continued to manage and expand the business further with new locations throughout the community.
James B. Earthman, Sr. began with a commitment to a high standard of service, and throughout our history we have continued to lead and innovate while maintaining those high standards of service. Everyone at Earthman Funeral Directors & Cemeteries is proud to uphold this heritage and commitment to our community.