At a time where many funeral homes are owned and operated by Corporations and Stock. We pride ourselves in remaining a family owned and operated business.
James Donald Catchen the founder of Don Catchen and Son Funeral home was born and raised in Eubanks KY. During his time growing up Don worked on his family farm. His father wanted more for his son and requested that Don go into the funeral business. With his father’s help Don started working for Barnett Funeral home in Waynesburg KY. Don continued working for Barnett Funeral home until he graduated from high school. When Don graduated from high school he went into the Army reserves and became a tank instructor at Fort Knox. When Don was finished with the Army reserves he went to Mortuary school and graduated the fall of 1963. Soon after graduating from Mortuary school Don started working for a few different Funeral homes Hugenberg, Allison and Rose, Radels and Middendorf. Don continued working for Middendorf for 13yrs. During his time at Middendorf Funeral home Don became a part time volunteer Police officer. Don soon went on to become a full time police officer for Fort Right and acting chief of the Hamilton County Coroner’s office.
Don met and fell in love with Dovie Lee and was married October of 1963. Soon after marriage Don and Dovie welcomed their two children James Donald CatchenII and Latisha Gail Catchen. After his children were born Don started trade embalming work for KY, TN and WV. Don’s trade embalming work progressed and Don decided to continue with the Embalming business full time. Don joined with Don Claire and started C&C Embalming service. After a few years of partnership Don Claire retired and Don renamed C&C Embalming Service to C&C Mortuary Service what it is known as today. In the fall of 1987 Don lost his wife and his children lost their mother. After dealing with the loss of their mother James Donald CatchenII and Latisha Gail had a better understanding of what their father’s career was and how to help families when they lose a loved one. Soon after in 1989 Don and his two children started Don Catchen and Son Funeral home and have since opened two locations. One is located at 313 W 19th ST Covington, KY 41014 and the other is located at 3517 Dixie HWY Elsmere, KY 41018. In August of 2010 Don Catchen and his two children became the owners of Hillside Chapel in Cincinnati OH.