1187 Old Hickory Blvd Suite 100
Brentwood, TN 37027

Recent Testimonials from Tennessee Families Served

Greg and the staff at Neptune Society in Brentwood were... Read More

Greg and the staff at Neptune Society in Brentwood were completely professional and helpful from day one. We, unfortunately, lost both parents within 8 months and Greg was very caring and thoughtful. He made the process very easy and provided a lot of useful information for our plans to take ashes to another state. When I needed more certificates, he was able to get those to be extremely fast. I would absolutely recommend this company 100%.

Doug P.
San Francisco, CA

My wife Nancy passed away November 22, 2017, the night... Read More

My wife Nancy passed away November 22, 2017, the night before Thanksgiving. We had signed up with the Neptune Society in 2009. I just can’t say enough good about how well I was treated by the Nashville office, specifically Gregory Crouse. The cremation occurred in time for the interment service at our church, and Greg was completely compassionate about my needs. I felt that the remembrances (lockets for daughter and granddaughter) were beautiful and priced appropriately. A wonderful experience all around, and it made the death of my wife a little easier to handle.

Lloyd C.
Nashville, TN

Beth ** was the representative for Neptune and she was... Read More

Beth ** was the representative for Neptune and she was amazing!! I received my box and instructions in a few days and it really eased my mind to know everything is taken care of for my family. I will recommend Neptune Society to everyone!

Cammy M.
Gallatin, TN

My wife and I had experience with her Dad and... Read More

My wife and I had experience with her Dad and younger brother purchasing services from The Neptune Society. The way they took care of everything during such a difficult time making it an easy choice for us to go within pre-planning our funeral arrangements.

Ernie B.
Murfreesboro, TN

This office was extremely helpful with my husbands passing. The... Read More

This office was extremely helpful with my husbands passing. The man I spoke to was empathetic and really smoothly transitioned my paperwork into working cremation, with the help of my daughter. I have already told some of my friends who I went with in middle Tennessee and encouraged them to make a plan. Would recommend fully.

Jackie M
Devens, MA

My husband and I purchased Neptune Society (NS) services back... Read More

My husband and I purchased Neptune Society (NS) services back when we were young and immortal. Recently, my husband passed away and my first thought was panic…then I remembered I had put all the NS stuff in with our trust.
When I dialed the number listed in LARGE (thank you) numbers, I had no idea of what to expect. I needn’t have worried. They came promptly and explained the process and gave me phone numbers for questions, etc.

They were compassionate but professional and handled everything for me quickly and perfectly.

They are a blessing when you are in so much pain.

Diana U
Nashville, TN

We used Neptune Society for both mine and my husband's... Read More

We used Neptune Society for both mine and my husband’s Mother. They were very professional, but also conveyed a caring and warm attitude through both loses. The process was absolutely seamless from both beginnings and endings even though the events were years apart. They are very warm, informative and open, but we never felt that we were being “sold” anything. Thank you Neptune Society in Brentwood, we appreciate your warmth, commitment and service very much.
Vicki Watson
Brentwood, TN

When my father passed away... it fell to me to... Read More

When my father passed away… it fell to me to work with Neptune…enter Coco into my life at a time I needed her most! Her calm manner coupled with her knowledge and expertise kept our family on track during a very difficult time. She handled everything with professionalism, compassion and effciency. She was a rock for me, my sister and my step-mother.

Amber S.
Nashville, TN

When he died, I went to meet with the funeral... Read More

When he died, I went to meet with the funeral home director again and loved her. I told her stories about him and we laughed and I cried. Coco has stayed in touch with me to see how I am doing. I feel that the family members are very very important to her. I cannot recomend Neptune more highly.

Barbara F.
Nashville, TN

Places to Scatter Ashes in Tennessee

Fall Creek Falls State Park

Tennessee’s biggest state park, spread across the Cumberland Plateau, is filled with cascades, gorges, waterfalls, streams, and lush forests of hardwood timber. It is a beautiful oasis that would be the perfect spot to hold a scattering for a nature lover. Be sure to contact the park officials to obtain permission before arriving.

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Smoky Mountain Scatterings

This service located in Knoxville, Tennessee will scatter your love one’s ashes from a plane. You can choose if you’d like the scattering done over scenic forests, mountains, lakes, or a specific place of importance to you.

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Tennessee Gardens

A beautiful garden right in the middle of the Redlands, this full service facility is a great spot for a memorial and scatterings. They will help you plan the whole event, and this beautiful location would be a memorable and lovely place to say goodbye.

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Additional Notes on Scattering Cremated Remains in Tennessee

Tennessee law allows you to scatter ashes over uninhabited public land with permission/a permit, over a public waterway or sea, or on private property of a consenting owner. If scattering at sea you must be at least 3 nautical miles from land, notify the EPA within 30 days of scattering, and avoid beaches and wading pools. You must obtain a permit to scatter on federal land. You can also scatter the ashes, but NOT the container, from the air as the government doesn’t consider cremains to be hazardous material. If the container isn’t biodegradable you must remove the ashes from the container before scattering.

Tennessee Cremation FAQs

What veterans benefits are available in Tennessee?

The VA benefits provided (at no cost to the family) include a grave site; opening and closing of the grave; perpetual grave site care; a government headstone or market; and United States burial flag that can be draped over the casket or accompany the urn (and is given to the next of kin after the service); an engraved presidential memorial certificate signed by the current sitting President, expressing the country’s grateful recognition of their service.

How many funeral homes are there in Tennessee?

There are 50 funeral homes in 36 cities of Tennessee.

What is the average cost of cremation in Tennessee?

According to US Funerals, a cremation and memorial service costs around $4,500 and a direct cremation averages at $890.

Tennessee State Facts

State Nickname: The Volunteer State

State Motto: Agriculture and Commerce

Population: 6.549 million

State bird: Mockingbird

State tree: Tulip Poplar

State flower: Iris

State animal: Racoon

Bonus fact 1: Tennessee has more than 3,800 documented caves.

Bonus fact 2: Bristol, Tennessee is known as the birthplace of country music.

Bonus fact 3: The exact geological center of Tennessee is the city Murfreesboro.

Bonus fact 4: A replica of The Parthenon, a famous ancient building in Greece, stands in Nashville’s Centennial Park.

Bonus fact 5: Tennesseans are sometimes referred to as Butternuts, a moniker first applied to Tennessee soldiers because of their uniform color in the Civil War.

*State population based on estimates provided by the 2014 U.S. Census.
*Cremation rate provided by the most recent study by CANA in 2014.