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Phoenix Crematory was initially built, owned and operated by Brad Young. Brad was a retired State of Michigan police officer who was looking for a second career. With cremation becoming prevalent in our society, he wanted to continue to serve families in our community, but in a different way, so he built Western Michigan’s first cremation facility that had an area for families to both witness and be present during the cremation itself. Shortly after opening his facility, he met Jodi Clock, who agreed that the key to success, especially with cremation was complete transparency. Funeral homes in Michigan were not allowed to own crematories, therefore they were forced to outsource their cremations. Jodi’s son Brett Wright had just graduated from college and wanted to join his step father’s business Clock Funeral Home. Together, they realized that the future of funeral service was moving towards cremations over burials. For this reason, Brett and Jodi chose to partner with Brad Young and eventually buy Phoenix Crematory Services. Phoenix Crematory Services is sister company to Clock Funeral Home. They also have had the honor or working closely with both Muskegon and Ottawa County’s medical examiner for many years. Their team consist of solid professionals who are humbled to help families during very challenging times.