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.
When we sit down with a family, we have just one goal: to create a fitting, memorable and affordable service for their loved one. Together, we explore the wide variety of services and products available, as well as a wealth of creative ideas and suggestions.
Together, we'll design a memorial or funeral service that suits their needs now, and in the future. Families who come to us know that years from now, they will have deep peace-of-mind because in coming to us, they've done their best to honor their loved one.
Haisley Funeral & Cremation Service began its tradition of serving the families of the Treasure Coast thirty-nine years ago. Since that time, the concept of “our family serving your family in your time of need” has been reflected in the multitude of services we offer, in our comfortable surroundings, and in our professional, capable staff.
Haisley Funeral & Cremation Service is locally owned and operated, and is dedicated to serving the needs of all families, regardless of race, religion or financial status. Today the funeral home is under the direction of Richard F. Haisley, a licensed funeral director. His wife, Jimmie Anne Haisley, helps with advanced planning, family services, and the new division of Pet Loss Services. She assists him in providing a nurturing environment for the community that they serve. They have raised and educated their children in the Treasure Coast area, and community involvement has been, and continues to be, a focus of their loyalty and continued service to the community where they live.
To maintain the high standards people have come to expect of them, they are continuously looking for better ways to serve the community. They are committed to caring and helping the families they serve. They offer each family they serve the ability to plan a funeral that will meet their specific needs, while keeping their traditional commitment to funeral service unchanged.
A few of those specialized services are:
- Green Burial
- Pet Loss Services
- Interactive website and webcasting
- Fully Equipped Reception Center
- Scattering at Sea
Our Valued Staff
Richard F. Haisley, Owner/Director
Since 1973 Rick Haisley has been the proud owner, CEO and licensed funeral director of Haisley Funeral Home. He is a Ft. Pierce native with strong roots in the community. He has served as President of Ft. Pierce Rotary, President of the St. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce, Commodore of the Pelican Yacht Club, and President of Hospice of the Treasure Coast to name just a few. He not only volunteers his time for community minded activities such as Habitat for Humanity, but also is very philanthropically minded for organizations such as Indian River State College, local churches, baseball and bowling leagues, Hospices, libraries and many more.
He enjoys spending his free time with his wife and family. He loves fishing and boating on the beautiful Indian River, cycling anywhere to enjoy the beauty of nature itself, and working out to stay healthy for his family and friends. Even in his free time, he is constantly reflecting on better ways to serve the needs of his families at work.
Jimmie Anne Haisley, General Agent/Co-Owner
Jimmie Anne Haisley is the General Agent for the Planning Center and co-owner of the funeral home, with her husband Rick. She is an Emerita Vice President of Indian River State College (IRSC) where she worked for 25 years. She is a lifelong resident of Ft. Pierce and prides herself in giving back to the community where she was raised. Rick and Jimmie Anne recently served as co-chairs for a new building for Hospice. They are graduates of Dan McCarty High School and they continue to be involved with their former classmates. She is also actively involved with the Link and King Foundations and the Lifelong Learning Institute at IRSC
She and Rick share five children and four grandchildren. They are extremely pleased that two of their daughters have joined the business and will carry forward the honored tradition of caring for families in their deepest time of need.
Jimmie Anne shares a vested interest in the newly created Haisley Pet Loss Services division of the funeral home. She and Rick have two dogs, a horse and one cat and they are true members of their family. They understand the grief that accompanies the death of a pet and are committed to helping families through this difficult time.
Lee Anne Haisley-Verdegem, Executive Assistant
Lee Anne is the oldest daughter of Richard Haisley. She is the Executive Assistant for the funeral home. Born and raised in Ft. Pierce, Lee Anne attended St. Anastasia Catholic School and graduated from John Carroll High School in 1995.
She is married to Luke Verdegem, a Florida native. They have two sons, Brody and Keegan, who are her pride and joy. A firm believer in maintaining a healthy lifestyle, she loves to spend her free time working out, going four-wheeling, camping, and spending quality time with her family on their boat.
Lee Anne's deep commitment to her own family allows her to truly care for yours.
B. Quinn Haisley-Wheeler, Funeral Director/Pet Services
Quinn is the youngest daughter of Richard Haisley. She is a licensed funeral director and embalmer. A Ft. Pierce native, she attended St. Anastasia Catholic School and she graduated from Lincoln Park Academy in 2003. Being a huge Seminole fan, she graduated from Florida State University in 2006 with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Social Sciences and then went on to graduate from St. Petersburg College in 2008 with an Associate's degree in Funeral Services.
In her free time, Quinn enjoys spending time with her husband, Chris, her family and her beloved dogs, Anabelle, Evie and Odie, going out in the boat and going to the beach.
Quinn is a believer in giving back to her community. She is on the Governing Board of Directors for CASTLE, an active member of The Royal Palms of St. Lucie County, the current President of the Ft. Pierce Sunrise Kiwanis Club and the Lincoln Park Academy Key Club Advisor. She is also a graduate of the St. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce's Leadership Class 28. She takes great pride in the business her father started. She brings fresh new ideas, while continuing on the tradition of "our family serving your family".
Larry Kidd, Director of Funeral Service Operations
Mr. Kidd is a licensed funeral director and is our Director of Funeral Service Operations. For over 35 years, he has dedicated himself to serving grieving families and helping them during their difficult times. Larry received his Mortuary Science degree from Gupton-Jones College in Atlanta.
Larry is a proud Veteran of the US Army, serving with honors during the Vietnam conflict. He is a loving and devoted father to his only son, Adam.
Mr. Kidd believes that each family is comprised of unique individuals. He is sympathetic to every family members needs. He is kind, considerate, and truly compassionate.
In his spare time, Larry enjoys biking and spending time with his son Adam.
Timothy Buxton, Funeral Director
Timothy Buxton, born in West Palm Beach, Florida was raised and educated in Okeechobee. He attended St. Petersburg School of Mortuary Science, and then attended the University of South Florida where he obtained a degree in Special Education.
He is married to Lacey Dean, a lifetime resident of Ft. Pierce and they have a son, Dean and a daughter, Sadie. His family is his is most important priority. He is an avid bowler and enjoys fishing.
Timothy brings an air of comfort and compassion to all families with whom he encounters. He is soft spoken, most professional, and is extremely talented in the technical aspects of our profession.
Priscilla Johnson, Funeral Director
Priscilla Mathis Johnson was born in Decatur, GA.
After losing her father at a young age she relocated to FL where she grew up in Palm Beach Gardens and graduated from Palm Beach Gardens High School and later went on to receive her degree in Mortuary Science from Lynn University.
She is deeply committed to her family and is married to Scott Johnson, a Traffic Homicide Investigator with the Port Saint Lucie Police Department. They have 2 young girls.
Walter Wyckoff, Funeral Director/Preneed Agent
Walter Wyckoff and his wife Terry have lived in St. Lucie County for 25 years. He is a licensed funeral director and insurance agent. Walter has been involved in the funeral industry for over 20 years.
He is a member of the Knights of Columbus and a charter member of St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church in Port Saint Lucie. In his free time, he enjoys travelling and sporting events, being an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan.
Kim Smiley, Director of Family Service
Kim Smiley has been working in the funeral business since 1983, and has been associated with Haisley Funeral Home since 2000. He strongly supports the Haisley motto of our family helping your family in your time of need. He is a dedicated father and committed to his profession.
Dr. Patti Williams, Counselor
Dr. Patti is the After Care Coordinator for Haisley Funeral Home. She holds a Doctors degree in Ministry and Christian Counseling. She is a retired educator and author of three books dealing with relationships.
Pastor Ian Crawshaw, Pastoral Services
Pastor Ian is Chaplain for Haisley Funeral Home. He is an ordained minister with over 40 years of experience in various facets of ministry. Ian is originally from New Zealand and has ministered in over 40 countries, both as a minister and a gospel soloist.
Stefani Tye, Secretary
Stefani is a native Floridian, born and raised in Miami, FL and graduated from Dan McCarty High School, Ft. Pierce, FL. She was a legal secretary, first working for Judge Philip G. Nourse in his private practice for five years, the law firm of Sullivan & George for 15 years in Danbury, CT, and returned to Ft. Pierce to marry Judge William G. Tye and became his secretary when he returned to private practice.
Stefani has been a member of the Haisley Funeral Home team for the past 10 years, working part-time in the office. She lives in St. Lucie Village with her three cats and Rottweiler dog, is a member of St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church and is an active member of the Pilot Club of St. Lucie County.
Jenny Fee, Preneed Marketing Coordinator
Jenny is the niece of Rick and Jimmie Anne Haisley. She is a proud native of Saint Lucie County. A graduate of Westwood High School in Fort Pierce, an alumni of Indian River State College and the University of Central Florida, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communications.
Jenny married her high school sweetheart and enjoys being a mother to her two children. She is a dedicated volunteer to Treasure Coast Hospice, and a founding member of the Royal Palms of Saint Luice County. She is a member of First United Methodist Church of Fort Pierce. She is a participant in the Saint Lucie County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class 30.
She feels led to serve families in their time of need.
Elmer McGee, Funeral Associate
Elmer was born in Stuart but raised in Ft. Pierce where he attended local schools graduating from Dan McCarty High School in 1965.
In 1971 he married the former Beth Bretherick and they have two children, both girls who also attended and graduated from local high schools. He and Beth are the proud grandparents of two grandsons.
Elmer is an active member of Westside Baptist Church where he works in the nursery on Sunday's.
In 2005 Elmer retrired from the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Department after an almost 30 year career.
Jim Tavares, Funeral Associate
JT is a native of Fall River, Massachusetts but has been a resident of St. Lucie County for more than 15 years. He has been a part of the Haisley Family for more than 12 years. JT has been involved in the funeral industry on a part-time basis for more than 15 years.
In his free time, JT enjoys fishing. He is a member of the Elks Club and attends St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church.
Austin MacIsaac, Funeral Associate
A native of New York, Austin has been a lifelong resident of Florida. Austin has been a part of the Haisley Family for more than seven years, coming from a career of more than 20 years with Saint Lucie County. Austin is a veteran of the United States Marine Corp having served his country in Vietnam. He has been involved in various community activities and is a member of a local church.
Terry Mosley, Funeral Associate/Pet Services
Terry is a friendly face you may see every day. Whether working with funeral services or pet loss services, "Grandpaw" Terry desires to serve families in their time of need.
A graduate of Dan McCarty High School, Terry has been an active member of the Fort Pierce Community. Terry helped coach the Fort Pierce Central High School championship football team, has been a member of Rotary and is an active member of Westside Baptist Church.
Pastor Charles Morton, Funeral Associate
Charles was born in Charleston, WV and moved to Florida in 1974. He has worked part time for Haisley Funeral Home for over 20 years. As an ordained minister, he has served the Lord for over 44 years; retiring seven years ago as the minister of the First Church of the Nazarene, in Ft. Pierce.
He has 6 very talented children, who make up the gospel group "The Morton's". He is married to his lovely wife Dorothy.
Charles loves to work in his wood-working shop, and he continues to preach wherever there is need, helping local pastors fill their pulpits.
Kelly Serafini, Director of Environmental Services/Pet Services
Kelly is a native of Chicago but has resided in Saint Lucie County for more than 25 years. He is a graduate of John Carroll High School in Fort Pierce.
In his free time, Kelly enjoys hunting and sporting events.
Charles Ross, Groundskeeper/Funeral Associate
Charles is a native of Saint Lucie County and a graduate of Fort Pierce Central High School. He has been a part of the Haisley Family for more than 20 years.
In his free time, Charles enjoys cooking and spening time with his two children and six grandchildren. He attends a local church.