Owning and operating a funeral home or cemetery is much more than just running a small business. Helping people memorializing a lost loved one is the passion and calling that you’ve poured your heart and soul into. However, your funeral home or cemetery must still operate efficiently and profitably to keep its doors open. Wouldn’t it be nice if you had someone in your corner to provide comprehensive financial insights and real solutions?
We have your back.

Live Oak Bank’s team of funeral home and cemetery lending experts possess the experience needed to give you confidence when facing challenges or reaching new growth. Our loan products are uniquely designed to address all of your funeral home and cemetery needs. Our financing expertise and industry knowledge will help you build your legacy for generations to come.

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Loan Solutions

  • Acquisition

    Purchasing a new funeral home can be an ideal way to expand your business. For experienced owners, financing can allow you to secure the funds needed to open new locations and...

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  • Inventory Construction

    As a cemetery or funeral home owner, having the flexibility to add more inventory can be a game-changer. Leveraging our inventory construction loans can allow you to add mausoleum, columbarium or...

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There were times where I felt like I was walking on a tightrope and if I made any mistake, I was going to fail. Live Oak helped ease my mind and find solutions for us. They’re not just our bank, they’re like a partner here.”

- Mike Ryan, Owner and Funeral Director Vorhis & Ryan Funeral Home in Cincinnati, OH

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We are committed to treating you like you are our only customer. One of the many ways we deliver on this promise is by creating and offering valuable guides made for the funeral profession. Our expert insights are ready for you now in our resource library.

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Why Live Oak


Success in the funeral profession is achieved through expertise. This generally only comes with years of experience and commitment. Your business deserves to have partners that match your level of expertise and provide real solutions for your business problems. Live Oak’s extensive experience in the funeral profession allows us to use our financing expertise to provide simple solutions to help your business achieve success.


Your long-term success is our main focus. From the time your loan closes until the day it is paid off, our dedicated servicing team will be by your side to help with any financial decisions and business needs. Your assigned business analyst will provide support for all types of financial situations, including any future loan needs.


We strongly believe that learning inspires growth. Live Oak is committed to developing valuable and relevant educational resources that help you become a better business owner and funeral professional. Your growth ultimately improves your business’s performance, impacts your ability to serve your customers and lead your employees.

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From our Funeral Home & Cemetery Resource Center