"It's still a family affair...." The Trent-Dowell Funeral Home's beginning dates back to 1918 when Mr. R.T. Dowell sold caskets to customers at the local mercantile store. Around 1930, Mr. Dowell left the store and along with K.F. Bickett as his embalmer started the R.T. Dowell Funeral Home. Over the past years, several renovations have taken place and funeral services are still conducted in the original location. In 1949, Mr. J.H. Trent joined Mr. Dowell as a full time funeral director and embalmer and eventually Mr. Trent's wife, Libby, became a funeral director with the firm in 1957. The Trents assumed ownership in 1971 and the establishment's name changed to Trent-Dowell. In 1965, Mr. and Mrs. Trent's son-in-law, Robert Rhodes, began employment at the funeral home, where he was later accompanied by his wife and daughter of the Trents, Linda, in 1972.
Today, ownership of The Trent-Dowell Funeral Home is under the direction of Robert "Bob" and Linda Trent Rhodes. Their staff includes the fourth generation of family members, Ann Rhodes Denton, Tim and Cindy Rhodes Bandy and a fifth generation, Zach Bandy. The family of funeral service providers at Trent-Dowell are proud of the funeral home's heritage and their years of dedicated service to Breckinridge County.
The caring and experienced professionals at Trent-Dowell Funeral Home are here to support you through this difficult time. We offer a range of personalized services to suit your family’s wishes and requirements. You can count on us to help you plan a personal, lasting tribute to your loved one. And we’ll carefully guide you through the many decisions that must be made during this challenging time.
You are welcome to call us at any time of the day, any day of the week, for immediate assistance. Or, visit our funeral home in person at your convenience. We also provide a wealth of information here on our web site so you can learn more from the privacy of your own home.