Our History

Thos. Furber & Co. Funeral Directors

Telephone: 0121 427 2233
Email: info@thosfurberandco.ltd.uk

Our History – Thomas. Furber & Co. Ltd

 A family owned, independent funeral directors based in the heart of Birmingham. 

A brief history of how we came to be…


Founded in the year 1868 by Thomas Furber, Esq., whose premises and stables were in Alston Street and Blythe Street, Ladywood, Birmingham then moving to Harborne in 1931, when the previous premises were demolished, this is where we now have our Chapels of Rest, garage, head office, mortuary and workshop.

In 1994 a small branch office was opened in Monument Road, Ladywood not far from where the company originally started, but was closed in 2009.

On the death of the Founder’s son, his daughter, Sarah Annie Morse Leonard (known as Nancy) carried on the business and later, her son, Thomas Leonard Furber joined her and her husband. When Mrs Leonard’s husband died, Thomas Leonard Furber carried on with his mother and became Managing Director. 


In 1977 Thomas Leonard Furber married Audrey M. Law and she joined them in the business, becoming Director and Secretary. On the death of his Mother, Tom as he was lovingly known and his wife, Audrey continued to operate and on the death of Tom in December 1990, Audrey became the sole owner (Chairman & Managing Director) as indeed she is today.

At Thos. Furber & Co. Ltd., we will continue to provide a personal, professional and sympathetic service to you, our clients for many years to come.

We operate a 24 hour assistance service. 

If you wish to arrange a funeral, or to take out a funeral plan please feel free to contact us using our contact data or the contact form.
So no matter what time of day, do not hesitate to call us for help and guidance in preparation to planning your loved ones funeral service.

122 Station Road
B17 9LS

Thos Furber & Co Ltd | Funeral Directors Birmingham | Our History
Thos Furber & Co Ltd | Funeral Directors Birmingham | Our History