Are Drive-Thru Funeral Homes the Wave of the Future? [VIDEO]
The fact is, we live in a drive-thru society. We drive-thru for fast food, for banking, for prescriptions, and of course drive-in movies. Somehow we had to know it was just a matter of time until someone came up with the idea of a drive-thru funeral home. For on-the go patrons who just don't have time to stop and pay their respects to a deceased loved one or friend, a Virginia funeral home is offering drive-thru services.
WTVR-TV reports that Carl Eggleston, who has been in the funeral business for 30 years, sees a need to keep up with the times. "You can stay in your car and ride by this window, see your loved one -- also see when the place and time of service is going to be held...without leaving your car," he explains. Windows will provide views of the deceased from the parking lot.
Speaking of views, for out-of-state mourners, Eggleston is having webcams installed in the viewing rooms of the Oliver and Eggleston Funeral Establishment in Farmville, Virginia.
Turns out, the idea isn't all that new. Check out this drive-thru funeral home.