About Us

    About Chris White Funeral Directors

    At Chris White Funeral Directors, we have been helping local families at one of the most difficult times since 1982.

    Chris White Funeral Directors was founded by Chris White, a reputable local builder who, like many undertakers before him, started his career as a carpenter and progressed into the funeral service business. Starting out with one branch in Wilton, the business expanded in 2011 to open a second branch in Salisbury.

    We bring empathy and experience to support you in planning your loved one’s funeral and fulfilling your wishes to the best of our ability. 

    Our experienced and caring staff will advise and support you at every stage of the funeral planning process, with a wide range of funeral options and transparent pricing. 

    Here at Chris White we also offer an affordable prepaid funeral plan, Choice, so that you can arrange and pay for a funeral in advance. This will protect your family from rising costs and remove uncertainty about your wishes.

    If you would like to talk to us about planning a funeral, or our Choice plan, please come and see us in any of our funeral homes, or if you’d rather we can arrange a home visit. We’re also available 24 hours a day on the phone so if you need anything please don’t hesitate to call your local funeral home.

    Meet the Team

    Chris Payne

    Senior Funeral Operative – Wilton

    Chris has been with Chris White Funeral Directors for 13 years. He is a local man and has lived in Great Wishford all his life. In his spare time, Chris enjoys cycling and fishing.

    Barry Smith

    Funeral Service Operative – Wilton

    Barry started with the team in 2016. He has lived locally all of his life and helps run his family farm in his spare time. Barry also enjoys outdoor pursuits and cycling.

    Helen Gault

    Funeral Arranger/Administration – Wilton

    Helen is a Funeral Arranger and Administrator at Chris White’s Salisbury branch; she has lived in the Salisbury area for the last 20 years or so and has spent her working career in the customer care sector. Helen is married with a young family and her interests include horse racing, dining out with friends and going to the cinema.

    Christina Jacobs

    Administrator – Wilton

    Christina, a former medical receptionist, started working for Chris White in 2016. Originally from London, she has lived in Salisbury for four years. Christina loves her role and as part of her day to day job she manages funeral donations. In her spare time she enjoys walking her dog.


    Our Values


    We take pride in everything we do. Our aim is that everyone who works for Funeral Partners shares our values.

    Helping People

    Our business exists to help the bereaved to make fitting arrangements for their loved one’s last journey and to provide lasting memories for family and friends.

    We do this with a positive, caring and understanding approach.

    Respect for everyone

    We value diversity and treat everyone with the same respect, courtesy and dignity.

    Professional Standards

    We are a professional organisation and we strive to achieve the highest possible standards in everything we do and to improve upon these standards continuously.

    Accept responsibility

    We accept responsibility for our actions both as a company and as individuals.


    We believe that we can only achieve our goals by working together in partnership with client families, suppliers and our employees.

    Our locations

    We're available 24 hours 365 days a year

    Call 01722 744 691 visit branch or arrange a home visit