History

At Reese Funeral Home, we have provided customizable memorial services for over 60 years. Personalized service options allow you to honor your loved ones in a way that is both meaningful and healing. We hope to provide support and caring while delivering memorial services that celebrate life and help families find the peace they deserve.
If you’re seeking an honorable celebration of life in Seminole and the surrounding areas, we invite you to learn more about where we came from, our vision, and the dedicated people behind our work.

A History of Caring

Reese Funeral Home and Crematory
Located in Seminole, Florida

At E. James Reese Funeral Home and Crematory, we take great pride in what we do. Our purpose is to:

  • Help families make well-planned preparations in their time of need. 
  • Provide a peaceful and soothing environment where people can gather to honor the life of a loved one.
  • Preserve longstanding traditions and customs.
  • Offer personalized and affordable services  and products. Reach out to the greater community.

We believe that the success of any business requires dedication and professionalism. In our business, in particular, it also requires a great deal of kindness, compassion and attention to detail. You’ll find these qualities in each and every member of our staff E. James Reese Funeral Home and Crematory.

Put your trust in us to make this experience as comfortable and carefree as possible.

Our Staff’s Dedication to Respectful Care

A funeral or memorial service should provide family members and loved ones with the chance to reflect, remember, and celebrate a life well-lived. We weave these actions into personalized funeral services, and further into the amenities our modern funeral home provides.

We approach every memorial ceremony with compassion. Our goal is to create exceptional services that meets the wishes of the deceased while making a difference in the community. With the help of our innovative Funeral Directors, managers, counselors, and funeral attendants, we provide healthy first steps on the road to healing.

The dedicated staff at Reese Funeral Home are available when you need them. Call (727) 502-6508 to speak with us.

John Bunnell
Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer / Director of Operations

John was born in Bellefonte, PA, but grew up in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. He graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Wildlife Management and worked for the State of Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources - Fish and Wildlife Division as a Conservation Aide and Marine Police Officer. He moved to Pinellas County in 1980 and worked for the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Department as a Deputy until 1985 when he left to help his father run a custom wood door manufacturing company. He graduated from St. Petersburg Junior College in 1995 with an Associate Degree in Funeral Services and in 1997 he passed the Pennsylvania State Board Exam for funeral directors and is currently licensed as a Funeral Director/Embalmer in both states. As a funeral director he has been serving the Tampa/St. Petersburg area for over 17 years. He lives in St. Petersburg with his wife Patty and has four adult children and seven grandchildren. He enjoys kayaking, fishing, hunting, and most sports.