Drive-Thru Funeral Home Lets You Pay Your Respects on the Go

Amy Tokic
by Amy Tokic

You’re busy – you got plenty of things on the go. The last thing you have time for is to pay your respects when someone passes. But what is a busy mourner to do? You can ask to have the recently deceased displayed in an open casket in the drive-thru display window of Robert L. Adams Mortuary in Compton.

In business since 1974, Adams funeral parlor brings the dead to the drive-thru and convenience to the living. There are a few of these parlors running in the US, but this is the only one in Southern California. The drive-thru is located off of the main entrance, is 12 feet wide and features a long glass display window that you can see from the street. “It’s a unique feature that sets us aside from other funeral parlors,” said owner Scott Adams. “You can come by after work, you don’t need to deal with parking, you can sign the book outside and the family knows that you paid your respects.”

If you decide to get out of your car, you’ll be treated to a reception lounge that’s outfitted with low-hanging gold chandeliers and pink upholstered seats.

The idea for a drive-thru funeral parlor came about in the 1980s. Gang members didn’t want to attend graveside services because of cemetery shootouts. Adam’s drive-thru’s glass partition is bullet proof and this has made it a popular location for gang funerals.

What do you think? Do you think it’s awesomely convenient or terribly tacky? Let us know in the comments section below.

[Source: LA Times]

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  • Sean Sean on Nov 06, 2011

    The better thing would be to just not go. I mean drive through funeral just makes you like a total jackass. If you didn't go people understand that you have might not have time. The only people that think this is a good idea are other jackasses.

  • Ayazdan7 Ayazdan7 on Nov 07, 2011

    hahaha they're joking. they're definitely joking they have to be.