Our Story - Bradley Family Funeral & Cremation Service
In 1904, the Bradley family made Muskogee their home. When Carter Bradley's grandfather, C.E. "Dick" Bradley began the family funeral service, he could not know his humble beginning would one day become Muskogee County's leading funeral service. It's a home town family history -- three generations dedicated to providing exceptional service. Carter's father, Richard Bradley, joined with his father and together they earned a reputation for unequaled service.
Carter Bradley, third generation funeral director and owner, now carries on that reputation of the Bradley Family Funeral Service.
Dick & Madelene Bradley, Founders
In the summer of 2003, continuing in Dick's original vision of service, a new facility was opened in Fort Gibson to better serve the families in the community.the summer of 2003, continuing in Dick's original vision of service, a new facility was opened in Fort Gibson to better serve the families in the community.the summer of 2003, continuing in Dick's original vision of service, a new facility was opened in Fort Gibson to better serve the families in the community.
Throughout all the years, providing exceptional service to Muskogee County families has remained our highest priority. Bradley Family Funeral Service is well known for offering a wide variety of service options at affordable prices.
Our family history is only as good as its service to families today. No other funeral service organization can match the professionalism, the cooperation and flexibility of Bradley Family Funeral Service. Built on the family tradition of hospitality, a true sense of warmth and careful attention to detail, this kind of leadership and service is what you've come to expect from hometown friends you can rely on.
Our Heritage - Foster-Petering Funeral Home
Petering Funeral Home began as a service to the friends of Muskogee and its neighboring suburbs. During the early 1900's the Petering family provided a freight transport and livery service from the railroad to the community. The response to this professional service was so positive that local residents began requesting the livery service to assist in the delivering of caskets to the cemetery. This dignified means of professional fulfillment brought the Petering Funeral Home full circle into the funeral service profession. In 1919 the livery service was turned into a full service funeral home, and moved from Cherokee Street to its current location at 9th and West Okmulgee Avenue.
The original founder of Petering Funeral Home was Carl Petering. He and his family settled in Muskogee at the turn of the century and with the aspirations of building a legacy for the citizens of their city. Mr. Petering's son, Don grew up in the family funeral home and followed in his father's footsteps, becoming a second generation funeral director. In the early 1950's, Don Petering forged a strong bond with friend and peer, Wayne N. Foster. In 1971 Mr. Foster along with his sons began operating as owners of Foster-Petering Funeral Home. As Carl Petering built a legacy for the community, Wayne N. Foster was pleased to have the opportunity to continue and strengthen that legacy. Wayne's son, Joe B. Foster and grandson, Taylor B. Foster became involved in the family funeral home.
Foster-Petering continues to honor the legacy they built through many years of service to the community.