EADS, Colorado — When asked to describe the benefits of a career in the death care industry, Jimmy Brown talks about intangibles like trust, respect and service.
He was intrigued with the work as a teenager when his grandmother died unexpectedly. The funeral director at the time was Sam Peacock, a gentleman who Brown says was very highly respected in the Arkansas Valley.
The morning of his grandmother’s funeral, Brown remembers seeing Peacock sitting at the kitchen table eating breakfast with his family. “And I thought, you know, that’s really something — for someone to feel that comfortable, that confident, to be able to have that relationship with the family and to be held in that regard,” Brown said. “And I thought … that’s something I’d like to have for my life.”