J.F. Clarke & Son has been established in Axminster since 1880. Roy Searle joined as an apprentice in 1972 and later became proprietor. In 1982, Simon Searle joined his father as an apprentice and continues to work at the family business until this day.
In April 2019, Simon entrusted his business to family funeral directors A.J.Wakely & Sons. Simon remains as Funeral Director at the business with the ongoing support of his wife Carole.
A.J.Wakely are leading independent funeral directors based in the South West of England. Across four generations of the Wakely family, we have developed a reputation for providing a dignified and caring service
for the bereaved.
Clive Wakely, Simon Wakely and their dedicated team are here to help guide you through the whole process of making funeral arrangements and will endeavour to give you all the advice necessary to create a lasting and personal tribute to your loved one.
Locations at Bridport, Beaminster, Chard, Crewkerne, Ilminster, Lyme Regis, Sherborne, Wincanton, Yeovil, Axminster