Larry Blair



Larry Blair, along with his wife Shirley, founded Blair’s Direct Cremation & Burial Service Inc. of Redding, CA.

The Blair’s are originally from Humboldt County; Shirley, a graduate of Arcata High School and Larry, who attended McKinleyville High School.  It was in Arcata that Larry began his career in funeral service.  He received his degree in Mortuary Science from the San Francisco College of Mortuary Science in 1977.  Returning to Humboldt County, Larry managed mortuary chapels in Arcata and Eureka before relocating to Fort Bragg in 1985 where they owned and operated a funeral chapel for many years. It was here that Larry and Shirley raised their two precious daughters while also serving as pastors for a local church.

After selling their funeral chapel not too long ago; the Blair’s felt compelled to provide a low cost cremation & burial service in the North State.  Now serving Shasta and Tehama Counties from the Redding location, Blair's Direct Cremation & Burial Service pledges compassionate care at an affordable cost.

Meet Our Staff



A simple cremation or a low cost funeral service begins with a call to Blair’s. Our staff is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to assist you. 

Call: 530.241.3400

Blair’s Direct Cremation & Burial Service, Inc. is a licensed funeral and cremation provider owning and operating our own crematorium.  Your loved one's remains stay in our care until they are inurned, scattered at sea or returned to you. 

We offer low cost cremations, funerals, gravesides, caskets and urns.  Arrangements may be made at our office, in the comfort of your home or by mail.  Pre-need funeral insurance plans are available.  If simplicity is important to you, contact us for At-need or Pre-need information at no cost or obligation.