Independant Family Funeral Directors for 60 years
Independant Family Funeral Directors for 60 years 

Company History

Family Owned & Run for 60 years

Jack Punton founded J Punton & Son Funeral Directors in 1956 after training as a carpenter with Hinsley's Funeral Services in Carlton, near Goole. As a Methodist preacher and businessman Jack became well known and respected in the community.


Jack was joined by his son John in 1979 allowing Jack to take semi-retirement. Jack then took up charity walking. He completed a number of marathon walks for the NSPCC including around the coast of England & Wales, Land's End to John O'Groats and many others. Jack never had back up services, or planned stops, he just walked, collecting money from passers by and staying where invited as he passed through. He continued walking into his 80's completing the London Marathon at 82. Jack raised in excess of £40 000.


Jack died in 1999 leaving his son John to run the business. John has now been joined by his son Mark, daughter Michelle and daughter-in-law Emie. John's other two sons (Nigel & Matthew) run their own hardware and houseware stores in Sheffield and York.

Contact Us

If you would like an idea on costs, or would like more information on Funeral Plans, call 01405 860382, ask for John, Mark, or simply complete our contact form.


As a funeral service provider the best way to decide if you are choosing the right people to care for your family at the time of need is from the people who have used us in the past.


Click here to view some references we have received in the last few months.

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