Carpenter-Flint Funeral Home has a long and uninterrupted history of service to the Addison community. The stately Victorian house at 10 Wall street was first established as Flint Funeral Home by Guy Mayer in 1942. With two different owners following Guy Mayer, Leland Flint became the manager in 1972. In 1986, Leland and his wife Carolyn became the owners.
Leland served the community of Addison until his passing in 2007. He was dedicated to the greater Addison community, and always did his very best to promote the Village of Addison.
In 2010, David Carpenter purchased Flint Funeral Home from Carolyn Flint, at which time it was renamed the Carpenter-Flint Funeral Home. David retained ownership until his retirement in 2014. The funeral home is currently under the ownership of Garrett DuVall, Pete Russell, and Kelly Copp.
By the time that Leland Flint purchased the funeral home in 1986, he knew every person who came through the door by his or her first name. He helped every family tailor a funeral service to fit their needs. Leland considered it a unique privilege to help people in their time of need.
In addition to his work as a funeral director, Leland was tireless in promoting the Village of Addison. He served as Little League president, Kiwanis president, and president of the Funeral Directors Association. He was moderator and trustee for The First Baptist Church of Addison. He was Addison's mayor for eight years, during which time Addison established a youth center, a medical center, and a community center that bears his name.