Tom Williford—Tom Williford was born in Harnett county and raised in the Fuquay-Varina community. Tom’s mother and father, as well as his grandparents, were all from the area. At a young age, Tom was active in sports and social activities in the community, and soon married and moved to Raleigh. There he began a career in Sales, covering territories in North and South Carolina as well as a short time working in the Detroit area. When his mother became ill, Tom returned to the Fuquay area, and began a second career in Funeral Directing. At first Tom felt that the business was nothing that he wanted to take part in. However, after only a short time, he began to see that as a funeral director he held a unique position to help people in their time of need. He received his funeral directing license from Fayetteville Technical College and began his second career.
Tom has worked for many of the funeral homes in the Raleigh area. What Tom learned by working for corporations in the area was that the almighty dollar took precedence over caring for families. He vowed that he would either get out of the business or have the control that he needed to provide an ethical business for those in need. When Sugg Funeral Home became available in Fuquay-Varina, Tom saw a chance to return home as well as provide the type of care that he felt was greatly important to the industry. Currently, Tom, along with his wife, Linda, aim to provide a distinguished and honored memorial for those who have passed, as well as counsel families in their time of need.
Meet the Williford Funeral Home Team
We have assembled a team of professional and caring staff who are committed to making a difference for the families we serve.
As pictured from left to right: Kim Schwartz – Apprentice, Melissa Rachels – Office Manager, Linwood Bissette – Funeral Staff, Tom Williford – Owner, Billy Tew – Part-time Funeral Staff, Linda Williford – Public Relations, Ricky Blalock – Funeral Director/Embalmer