Established in 1997
Vince Williams and his wife Marijke have both lived and worked in Burntwood for over 46 years. Vince was born in Rugby, Warwickshire, and went to the local grammar school where his love of all sports came to the fore. The family owned a local funeral directors and it was there that as a young boy his interest began in the funeral profession. Helping to make coffins, trying to drive big funeral cars such as Humber Super Snipes and Daimler DS420’s when finally, he was big enough to reach the pedals. A number of years later he was encouraged by family and friends to open a funeral directors, and after acquiring suitable premises opened Middleton & Wood Funeral Directors in 1997. Middleton & Wood’s reputation is founded on going above and beyond to ensure we give your loved one the send-off they deserve. Vince has even arranged a scattering of ashes at Duxford Airfield from a Spitfire aircraft and other ashes scattered from the top of Mount Everest.
David Timms joined us at Middleton & Wood in September 2018 as a Funeral Director. With over 16 years’ experience, David started his career as a funeral director in 2004 with FM & J Wait Independent Funeral Directors where he has conducted many funerals especially in Lichfield and surrounding villages. David has experience dealing with religious and non-religious services and has an open mind when dealing with special request within a funeral service. Having lived all his life in the area, David has also over the years had the privilege to work alongside Lichfield Cathedral and has had a good relationship with the local Ministers for many years.
Sian joined the family business in March 2020 after having spent 22 years working as a Procurement Consultant for Blue Chip companies. Sian is however no stranger to the funeral business having been born and raised in Burntwood and still living in the area with her husband. Sian has previously helped in the family business both in meeting special requests to page the hearse riding her horse in dressage attire, and in assisting in the care and preparation of the deceased. Sian joins the business to enable Vince to take a step back and spend more time with his wife Marijke and focus on his ministerial work.
Following in Vince’s footsteps, Sian and Dave work together with families to ensure they can bring new modern ideas whilst maintaining traditional values and ensuring a well established reputation of high standards is upheld.
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