J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. has provided high quality funeral services to the greater Charleston community since its beginning as “Stuhr and Bruning Cabinet Makers and Undertakers” in 1865. In 1894, Henry D. Stuhr and John A. Stuhr, sons of Henry D. Stuhr, took over the operation of the business. The firm became a corporation in 1923 with John A. Stuhr, the remaining son of the founder, serving as President.
In 1936, J. Henry Stuhr and J. Albert Stuhr took over as the leaders of the family business and continued to direct it until 1982 when John Albert Stuhr, Jr., William Sanderson Stuhr, Sr. and J. Harry Stuhr, Jr. assumed the leadership mantle. In addition, fifth generation members, William Sanderson Stuhr, Jr., Timothy Wrenn Stuhr, Catherine Stuhr and Frances Stuhr joined the company. John A. Stuhr, Jr. and William Sanderson Stuhr, Sr. continue as the primary leaders of the company to this day. J. Harry Stuhr, Jr. passed away in 1996 at the age of 64.