Learn our story, from the beginning and into the future.
Ever since we opened our gates we have approached life (and death) differently. While some just see the end of a loved one’s life as a time for grief and mourning, we prefer to think of it as a time for reflection, appreciation and even celebration. This is evident in everything we do, from the way we conduct our services to the amenities we choose to offer. We are not a burial ground. We are a close knit community dedicated to honoring, sharing and preserving the amazing and inspirational stories that are life.
In a nutshell? Experience, professionalism, compassion, and empathy.
We've learned a lot over many years. Like how to present options without overwhelming. And how to meet the needs of many caring parties. People come to us in difficult times, and we respond kindness, calmness and expertise. Our goal is to create a beautiful occasion and make you feel welcome, always. We spend our days planning with families. We stay up to date with industry developments. And we make hard times a little easier.
Learn the legacy.
In a day when large funeral home conglomerates are everywhere, Found and Sons Funeral Chapels & Cremation Service remain family-owned and operated. When you call or visit our homes, you will find a full staff of caring professionals providing personalized, compassionate service, before, during and after the funeral. Our goal is for all families to leave Found and Sons having had a very meaningful experience.
Who We Are
Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible. Together, we make this place amazing.
April 23rd, 1965 to October 29th, 2011 Sam was born in Bilborough, England, and raised in Nokesville, Virginia. He lived in Spotsylvania County. Sam graduated from Brentsville District High School and later was educated at Elon College in North Carolina. He graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in 1987 and was the co-founder of Found and Sons Funeral Chapels- Cremation Service and Affordable Funeral Services.
Sam was past president and board member of the Northern Virginia Funeral Directors Association, as well as past president and board member of the American Heart Association. He also received the Culpeper Colonels Award in 2001, which is Culpeper County’s highest citizen service award. His dedication to community service includes having served on many boards, including the Piedmont United Way, the Culpeper Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club and several others. Sam was a 32nd degree Mason and was a member of Fairfax Masonic Lodge #43 A.F. & A. M. and the Alexandria Scottish Rite. He has two daughters, Julie, who is a funeral director with Found and Sons of Fredericksburg, and Jill, who is a high school history teacher.
Sam died October 29th, 2011 at his parents’ house in Lake Anna surrounded by his loving family. His vision and leadership will be dearly missed.......
" I have always enjoyed helping anyone through a difficult time from an early age. Our funeral business has given me an opportunity to meet some of the most amazing people and help celebrate the life of a loved one. I have been honored to serve families in times of national tragedy (September 11th, Virgina Polytechnical Institute to Iraq and Afghanistan Wars) local tragedies and very personal losses...all of these experiences have made me the owner and director I am today and given me an acute sense of what is truly important in life: family." Scott grew up in Nokesville where he graduated from Brentsville District High School and later from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. Scott has owned and operated both our Culpeper and Fredericksburg locations for over 28 years and serves in many civic capacities in the local community. A member of Rotary, Scott served as president and is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow and a level 3 Major Donor. He has been the head lacrosse coach at Culpeper County High School for over 13 years; coaching young men from youth, high school, and Elite travel teams and has taken his team to District/Conference Champions in 2006, 2007, 2013 and 2014 with over a dozen of his players going on to participate in NCAA sports. He is a member of Culpeper Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon and is an advocate for suicide prevention/addiction prevention. He and his wife, Jennifer, also a licensed Funeral Director, enjoy their 3-year-old twins, Chase Owen and Marley Samantha, who are happy and healthy.
Donna joined us in 1997 and serves as the Accounting Coordinator for the Culpeper and Fredericksburg locations. She and her husband, Jimmy live in Madison, Virginia with their two daughters, Maci and Meagan. Donna stays very busy with her daughters, who both play Fastpitch softball. She is a Life Member of the Orange County Rescue Squad and attends Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. Donna is also a volunteer with the Rappahannock–Rapidan Medical Reserve Corp.
Christina joined our Found and Sons staff in February 2006 as the office manager in our Culpeper Chapel. Her biggest passion in life is her daughter, Mackenzie whom she resides with in Culpeper. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, doing yard work, and traveling.
Teresa joined our Found and Sons staff in March of 1998 as the office manager in our Fredericksburg Chapel. She takes great pride in assisting families that Found and Sons has the privilege of serving. Teresa lives in King George County with her husband, three children and grandson. Teresa also is an active member of the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce.
Ray joined our Found and Sons staff in 2009. He lives in King George County with his wife, Teresa. He is a member of St. Jude's Catholic Church, where he volunteers as an usher. Ray is a member of the Knights of Columbus and graduated from John Tyler Community College earning his Associate's Degree in Mortuary Science. Ray also graduated from Bayport/Blue Point High School, Long Island, New York in 1981 and received his Bachelor's Degree in Applied Mathematics in 1986 from Stony Brook University.
Julie is the daughter of the late, co-founder, Sam. She grew up in Fauquier County, graduating from Liberty High School in 2007. Julie then attended Virginia Commonwealth University and graduated in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in business management. After completing her bachelor’s, she attended the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, earning an associate degree. Julie became a licensed funeral director in 2015, and looks forward to many years serving the Fredericksburg community in her family’s business. Julie and her husband, Keith, were married in 2016 and are welcoming their first child in 2017. In her spare time, Julie enjoys hiking, water skiing, biking and travelling.
Damian has been in the funeral industry since 2010 and joined Found and Sons Culpeper Chapel in November 2014 as a funeral assistant. He also serves as the Monument Counselor helping families create lasting memorials for their loved ones. He is a native of Richmond and currently resides in Louisa with his wife, Trinity and son, Noah. Damian is currently a funeral service intern with hopes of completing his funeral service education in the near future. In his spare time he enjoys metal detecting.
Samantha has been with Found and Sons Culpeper Chapel since 2015. She was born and raised in Culpeper and still resides here locally with her family and daughter, Peyton. She is a graduate of Culpeper County High School. She obtained her Certified Nursing Assistant credentials and license in 2013 and later obtained her Associates Degree in General Studies in 2015, all from Germanna Community College. Samantha has chosen to continue her education in the funeral industry at John Tyler Community College with hopes of becoming a funeral director in a few short years.
As a lifelong resident of Madison County, Tonya joined our staff after working in the health care industry for 28 years. Tonya is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association and graduated Magna Cum Laude from JTCC with an Associate of Applied Science Degree with a major in Funeral Services. She serves the capacity of both funeral director and manager of our Culpeper location. Tonya epitomizes the professionalism and trust that evokes the spirit of Found and Sons and is honored to serve families in their most intimate time of loss.
Jeremy recently joined our Found and Sons staff in Fredericksburg. He is a lifelong resident of the Fredericksburg area and currently lives in Spotsylvania County. Jeremy has been involved in the funeral industry since 1997 working as a funeral assistant and crematory operator. He is an avid mountain biker and enjoys agriculture as a hobby. The most important part of his life is his son, Mason.
D.J. has been in the funeral industry since 2001 and in 2006 he joined Found and Sons as Culpeper’s Grounds / Maintenance Manager. He has the honor of preparing each graveside committal service, setting monuments and performing many other responsibilities to help serve our families. In his spare time he enjoys camping, fishing and being outdoors.