History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

Jack W. Hayhurst was born October 8, 1958 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He graduated from Henryetta High School in 1976. Jack attended Bethany Nazarene University and Southwestern Assembly of God University before graduating from Dallas Institute of Funeral Services in 1979, with a degree in Mortuary Science and Funeral Service Management.

The Hayhurst family purchased the Marlin Funeral home on April 1, 1984 from James and Evelyn Marlin. Jack is a member of the Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce and the Broken Arrow Rotary club where he was president in 1989-90.

Jack has been involved in the Miss Broken Arrow Scholarship Pageant since 1989, having served as Master of Ceremonies and Soloist. He is currently on the board of the Miss Broken Arrow Scholarship Pageant and served as chairman of the annual Rooster Day Parade for many years. Jack and his wife Pam have two children, son, Trevor and a daughter, Taylor and two grandchildren. Jack and his family attend The Assembly in Broken Arrow.


Our Valued Staff

Jack W. Hayhurst

Jack W. Hayhurst, Owner, Funeral Director and Embalmer

Jack W. Hayhurst was born October 8, 1958 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He graduated from Henryetta High School in 1976. Jack attended Bethany Nazarene University and Southwestern Assembly of God University before graduating from Dallas Institute of Funeral Services in 1979, with a degree in Mortuary Science and Funeral Service Management.

The Hayhurst family purchased the Marlin Funeral home on April 1, 1984 from James and Evelyn Marlin. Jack is a member of the Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce and the Broken Arrow Rotary club where he was president in 1989-90.

Jack has been involved in the Miss Broken Arrow Scholarship Pageant since 1989, having served as Master of Ceremonies and Soloist. He is currently on the board of the Miss Broken Arrow Scholarship Pageant and served as chairman of the annual Rooster Day Parade for many years. Jack and his wife Pam have two children, son, Trevor and a daughter, Taylor and two grandchildren. Jack and his family attend The Assembly in Broken Arrow.


Pam  Hayhurst

Pam Hayhurst, Owner and Funeral Home Assistant


Brenda  Prorok-Emerson

Brenda Prorok-Emerson, Funeral Director and Embalmer


Taylor Hayhurst-Underwood

Taylor Hayhurst-Underwood, Apprentice Funeral Director and Embalmer, Building Bridges Facilitator


Mike  Hayhurst

Mike Hayhurst, Funeral Home Assistant


Mike  Shipman

Mike Shipman, After Care Administrator and Benefits Professional


Sue  Carter

Sue Carter, Receptionist and Evening Visitation


Rich Bowers

Rich Bowers, Embalmer and Funeral Director


Chandra Krafft

Chandra Krafft, Secretary