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Mel & Ron Watkins Funeral Services

Business Overview
The business was established in Pencoed in the early 1900’s by John Watkin. His son, known locally as ‘Jack the Box’ continued in his father's footsteps. Following his death in 1979, the business was taken over by his Nephew Mel Watkins. Mel was a carpenter and builder by trade but had helped his Uncle with many funerals over the years.
As a respected member of the community, Mel worked hard to develop the business and being a carpenter, took pride in handcrafting all the coffins and ashes caskets himself. Over the years, Mel was assisted by his Son-in-law Ron Watkins. In 2002, Ron joined Mel on a full time basis and together they continued the family tradition.
Courageously working through ill health, Mel sadly passed away in February 2006. Today, the business continues to develop through Ron and his Brother-in-law Alan Chapman. They are assisted by Ron's Daughter, Amy who manages the office in Pencoed.
Our main office is now within the village of Pencoed with Bethany Private Chapel of Rest still located in Llanharan, next to Dolau Primary School.
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Address and Opening hours
Mel & Ron Watkins Funeral Services
2 Hilda House
The Square, Pencoed, Bridgend
CF35 5NP
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Opening Hours
24 hours
24 hours
24 hours
24 hours
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