Our Story

Aderhold Funeral Home has been serving the West area community for many years. We’re thankful to be an important part of this community and will continue our longstanding legacy of helping families honor their loved ones.



About Us

Aderhold Funeral Home has been helping families cope with the loss of a loved one for well over 100 years. The Payne family has owned and operated the funeral home since 1963 and for three generations. The cornerstones of our service since that time have been and continue to be faith, family, compassion and community. We are grateful to be a part of and work with the families of the West community and surrounding areas. We believe in treating those families we serve with the same compassion, integrity and professionalism that we would wish to receive ourselves, and we will always put your family's needs first. Our funeral directors have over 60 years of experience and will offer expert guidance to your entire family through this most difficult of times, and will assist you in planning a unique “Celebration of Life” for your loved one.

Located at 808 S. Reagan St. in West, Texas, we offer personal attention to every detail, exceptional facilities, and the highest quality of service. We live our slogan every day, “Thoughtful Service – A Payne Family Tradition.”

When you are in need of our services, you can call us 24 hours a day at (254) 826-5321 or message us.



Our History

Through operational and ownership changes in its history, Aderhold Funeral Home has provided a respectable and trustworthy service to the West area for over a century.

Harry Moore bought the funeral home in 1953 and operated the business under the name Aderhold-Moore Funeral Home until 1963, when it was purchased by Alvin R. Payne. The name was reverted back to Aderhold Funeral Home and the Payne family has remained as owners since that date. Three generations of the Payne family have owned and worked at the funeral home, and there are currently four members of the family on staff.

The funeral home went through a major remodeling and expansion in 1972, but it later became evident that the space was too small. So in December of 1994, Aderhold Funeral Home moved to its new and current location at 808 S. Reagan Street. The much larger structure is a very beautiful and well designed building with ample parking.

In addition, since 1963, two funeral homes have served West and the surrounding communities. On January 31, 2008 that changed as Aderhold Funeral Home bought Kotch Funeral Home when Joseph H Kotch, Jr. decided to retire for health reasons. Although his building was not a part of the purchase, the remaining assets, including all Pre-Need Contracts were transferred to Aderhold at that time.

Alvin R. Payne

Aderhold Funeral Home, Inc.
Phone: (254) 826-5321
808 S. Reagan St., P.O. Box 423, West, TX 76691

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