HOW IT ALL STARTED
When the Korean War ended, James P. Smith went to work for Reuben Lott. James would run routes and deliver furniture to customers around the Meridian and Laurel areas of Mississippi. He quickly fell in love with the furniture business, and in the early sixties, James moved his family to Jackson, MS to operate Lott Furniture on Capitol Street. He eventually purchased the store from Mr. Lott, and from there, James – alongside his wife, Barbara – started a family legacy in the furniture industry.
Their young son Allan had begun following his father around and learning all the duties that were demanded for the store to be successful. He would even convince some of the deliverymen to let him drive the trucks years before he had a license. The business captured his heart just like it had his father’s.
Lott Furniture Company has been family-owned and operated since 1941, and three generations later, is still proud to serve Southwest Mississippi and the surrounding area. Many members of the Smith family work within the store and are what keep the store together. Family is the core of Lott Furniture Company, and that is why our main focus is to make a happy and comfortable living space for you and your family. When you shop here, you are giving back to the community. We would like to thank our customers for making it all possible!
Then years later in 1980, James purchased Lott Furniture in downtown McComb, MS from Harol McRaney and sent Allan to manage the daily operations. Without hesitation, he and his wife Serrie moved to McComb. It was up to the 26-year-old Allan to find his footing within the community and successfully continue the family business.
With perseverance and willingness to thrive, Allan and Serrie ultimately bought the store on Main Street from James and Barbara and continued to make Lott Furniture of McComb bigger and better now that their own son, Danny, had begun learning the business.
A LEGACY IN OUR COMMUNITY
In 2007, Allan built a 25,000 square foot showroom on newly developing Anna Drive. He had also opened a financing business, Depot Finance, inside the store.
Unfortunately, Allan was stricken with cancer in early 2010 and succumbed to the illness later that year. For thirty years, he had grown to be a pillar in the community and had left a flourishing business for his family to carry on. Today, the Smith legacy continues with Danny as President of Lott Furniture Company in McComb.
WE'RE HERE FOR YOU
From same or next day delivery, to furniture, to appliances and appliance repair and specialty moving services, our reputation of quality and customer service has been part of our history from the start.
Come visit us in our beautiful showroom, and we’ll be glad to help you with all of your home decor and living needs – for every style and budget. Discover your inspiration at Lott Furniture today!
Lott Furniture Company
204 Anna Drive, McComb, MS 39648