We are a member of the Texas
Texas Funeral Directors Association
Funeral Directors Association


Bill Thiele and Gary Cooper have a personal commitment to the Yoakum community to provide the best personal service to families following the death of their loved ones.

Both are licensed funeral directors with combined 78 years of experience. Both have been employed locally, but wish to serve our community at a personal level without large corporate involvement.


Bill Thiele is a native of Yoakum, Texas. He attended Yoakum schools and graduated from St Joseph High School. He served his country as a marine in Vietnam before returning to Yoakum. He attended and graduated from Commonwealth College of Mortuary Science in Houston in 1970 and has been a funeral director in Yoakum since then. He is married to Rosie Thiele.


Gary Cooper is a native of Cuero, Texas. He attended Cuero schools and graduated from Cuero High School. He attended Commonwealth College of Mortuary Science and graduated in 1981. He went to work for Colonial Funeral Home in Victoria, Texas in 1981. He moved to Yoakum in 1988 and has been a part of the Yoakum Community since then. He is married to Becky Williams Cooper


Rosie Thiele  

Rosie Thiele - Rosie graduated from Calhoun High School in Port Lavaca. She worked in the nursing field. She graduated from Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service in 2012. She is married to Bill Thiele.


Carl O'Neill  

 Carl O'Neill - Funeral Assistant

 Laura Hague-Funeral Director

Attended Northeast Texas Community College of Mortuary Science. Graduated in March 2022    

 Linda Kusak - Evening Receptionist