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Three Generations and Counting

For more than 80 years, Peninsula Funeral Home has been helping families deal with loss and grief with dignity, caring and patience. As a family owned and operated funeral home, we strive to provide a professional, caring environment in which you can feel comfortable to express your needs. Our experienced staff seeks to fulfill the wishes of your family in every way possible. Peninsula Funeral Home is proud to have been owned and operated by the same Turbyfill family for three generations. At a time when more and more funeral homes are managed by impersonal, profit-oriented corporations, we continue to provide high quality and affordable funeral services.

We offer:

  • A broad familiarity with last rite customs particular to many different religions
  • A complete range of funeral and cremation services
  • Obituary, video, Internet and DVD remembrance capabilities
  • Grief support and guidance
  • Pre-need advanced planning services at no cost

Who are we?

We are a diverse group of people bringing many years of experience to Peninsula Funeral Home.  We make every effort to provide a professional and caring environment for our families to feel comfortable to express their needs.  Our goal is to carry out their wishes in services we provide.  We are resourceful and flexible.  We are open to all faiths and customs and we can quickly and professionally adapt to the needs of the community.  We are a large staff of men and women dedicated to funeral service, bringing together more than 100 years of licensed experience in this one organization.  Like the families we serve, we are unique individuals.

Where have we come from?

We continue to build on a family business established by William G. Turbyfill, Sr. in 1927.  His son, William “Bill” G. Turbyfill, Jr., joined the family business in 1937 until his death in 1981.  His wife, Margaret Shackford Turbyfill, also a licensed funeral director, joined the family business in 1972 until her death in 1998.  Robert S. Turbyfill, President, Elizabeth P. Turbyfill, Chairman and Margaret A. Turbyfill, Exec. Sr. Vice President continue the legacy established by their parents and grandfather.  This generation stands in the same heritage and integrity, offering support and giving the same quality care that has become our tradition.  Many relationships have been formed over nearly ninety years and we continue today to let our service be our advertisement.  As an established hometown business, we understand the importance and security of dealing with people whom you know and trust.  We have built our reputation on this trust.  Our family recognizes over 90 years of service dedicated to serving the needs of our community this year.

What do consumers want from us?

Our families look to us for guidance and direction.  They want stability during a time when there is nothing stable in their lives.  They expect empathy from us and this is what we have dedicated our lives to do—serve the needs of those in need.  They want us to help them with the spiritual requirements necessary to provide dignified services.  They want to trust us and be comforted for having trusted us.  They should expect and receive respect personally, and also of their deceased loved one.  They expect us to operate in an ethical manner, keeping confidences and fulfilling unique and individual requests.

What can we do that you can’t find everywhere?

We have a very active and interested owner who participates in the everyday operations of the funeral home.  Robert Turbyfill brings innovative ideas into a business rich in tradition.  We have state of the art technology available to better serve our families.

What can we offer now, today?

We extend invitation to anyone, at any time, to come by and talk to us about concerns they may have related to their faith and customs when planning funeral services in advance of need.  Come tour our facility, find out who we are, and share with us your comments.


Peninsula Funeral
Home Supports:

  • Cancer Society – Relay For life
  • United Way of the Virginia Peninsula
  • Alzheimer’s Association of Hampton Roads
  • Newport News One City Marathon
  • Foodbank of the Virginia Peninsula
  • Boys and Girls Clubs
  • American Heart Association
  • Newport News Police-Shop With a Cop
  • Samaritan House Women’s Shelter
  • Edmarc Hospice for Children

In addition, Robert Turbyfill presently serves on the YMCA Board of Directors and the Riverside Health System Finance Committee.