History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

In this age of constant corporate funeral home buyouts and takeovers, families are comforted by the knowledge that the Sullivan Bros. Mortuary is still a family owned and operated mortuary with three generations of tradition of compassion, caring and dignity. The Sullivan family feels strongly about their traditions and their family's obligation to continue those traditions by maintaining both the high standards of excellence in service to families and their ability to serve the entire community by always keeping their services affordable.

The Sullivan family gives personal attention and care to each family they serve. This care is given during the most difficult time for any family. They distinguish themselves with their capacity for understanding, their many years of experience, and caring Managing Directors and staff.

The Sullivan Bros. Mortuary Funeral Home was started in 1948 by Warren H. Sullivan, a 1947 graduate of Gupton Jones School of Mortuary Science in Nashville, TN, wife Julia J. Sullivan and his two brothers. A few years later Warren Sullivan bought his brothers shares and became sole owner.

Sullivan Bros. started in the home of his father Rev. R. B. Sullivan, in the Greentown Section of Greer, SC. At the time Sullivan Bros. offered Funeral Service and Ambulance Service to the Community and surrounding areas. In 1950 Sullivan Bros. was moved to 205 Rose St.

In 1974 Warren H. Sullivan, Sr. felt the need to expand the business to its present location 927 E. Poinsett St. Greer, SC and the name became Sullivan Bros. Mortuary.

In 1990, Sullivan Bros. mourned the loss of its founder Rev. Warren H. Sullivan, Sr. After his passing, son, Warren H. Sullivan Jr., a 1978 graduate of Gupton Jones School of Mortuary Science in Atlanta, GA, became manager, and has managed the business until 2015.

In 2015, Sullivan Bros. mourned the loss of Warren H. Sullivan, Jr. After his passing, son, Wm M. Sullivan, third generation licensed funeral director and embalmer and 2004 graduate of Gupton Jones School of Mortuary Science in Atlanta, GA, became manager, and has managed the business until present.  

Sullivan Bros Mortuary is one of a few mortuary's across the United States to have three generations of mortuary graduates and dual licensed funeral director and embalmer.

The Drive Thru Window was designed as an original part of the current location of Sullivan Bros. Mortuary. It was free to any family who requested it, and designed to allow them to have their loved one facing the street. This allowed friends and family a chance to ride by the window and view the deceased without getting out.

The Empty Chair

As you enter Sullivan Bros. Mortuary, you will notice a wooden desk with an empty chair.  Back in 1988, Rev. Warren H. Sullivan, Sr., purchased this hand carved desk for use at the mortuary.  In 1989 after over a year of waiting it finally arrived for use.  Upon its arrival, Rev. Sullivan health had started to decline and he was never able to sit at this desk.  Since the desk has arrived at Sullivan Bros. Mortuary it has remained a valuable symbol of our business.  It remains empty for the representation of all the loved ones lost who can not be replaced in our life.  As they transition from here on Earth, their legacy is left behind.  Time will not replace our loss or heal our empty hearts.  So this empty chair at this desk represent each and every family who has lost a loved one, "Life is but a vapor, appearing for a short time and slowly fading away; but, memories last a life time now only in our hearts but in our minds!"