Austin

911 West Anderson Lane Suite 111
Austin, TX 78757

Fort Worth

4101 Airport Freeway
Fort Worth, TX 76117

Houston

3425 South Shepherd Drive Suite 100
Houston, TX 77098

Plano

3000 Custer Road Suite 260
Plano, TX 75075

San Antonio

8910 Bandera Road Suite 301
San Antonio, TX 78250

Recent Testimonials from Texas Families Served

The Neptune Society was truly wonderful to our family following the unexpected passing of our father. Marlys is an amazing compassionate person who was patient and willing to help any way she could. I was unsure what it would be like to pick up my father's remains at the Neptune Society. Marlys welcomed us and immediately put us at ease. She was very professional and the dreaded experience of collecting my father's remains turned into a nice heartwarming encounter.

Sue Davis
Ft. Worth, Texas

The Neptune Society was very helpful through out the entire process. Their professionalism shown during the recent loss of my father was exceptional. Marlys and team help coordinate the details of the service that was held at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. It was a beautiful service. I highly recommend the Neptune Society.

Bonnie Swan
Ft. Worth, TX

Thank you so much for easing the burden of sorrow by your thoughtful and efficient handling of our needs.

Sandra King
Ft. Worth, TX

Our entire family was very pleased every step of the way in making arrangements for my mother recently. Marlys McGuire was very thorough and patient with us and I'd recommend the Neptune Society to any family at this difficult time in their lives.

Jeff Huling
Ft. Worth, TX

I am still amazed at how wonderful the staff at Neptune were during this sad time in my life. I have to say Ms Marlys McGuire handled everything. Hats off to you Neptune.

Dennis Morgan
Ft Worth, TX

Mr. Clomer Bankston of the Neptune Society did a wonderful service for us when our Daughter recently died. We want to thank Mr. Bankston and Neptune very much for their thoughtful efforts and support.

Charles F.
Fort Worth, TX

When my mother recently passed away, the Neptune Society handled everything in a caring and efficient manner. Their Service Manager Clomer Bankston advised us of our various options in a very constructive, sensitive, and caring way. He treated us like extended family, and we could not be more grateful for his help.

Robert S.
Fort Worth, TX

The Neptune Society of Austin did a superb job with all aspects of the arrangements. We highly recommend using them and ask for either Chris Tapia or Jacob Magenheimer. Both gentleman are kind and compassionate and will certainly guide you through the many decisions that often accompany the loss of your loved one.

Laura Silvas
Austin, TX

There was a problem with my wife's date of death that should not have happened but it was corrected with only a delay of her cremation and I had a concern about my arrangements with no family in the area. My meeting with Esmeralda Alvarado-Mercado gave me the confidence and assurance that my arrangements would be done per my request. Esmeralda impressed me with her knowledge and sincere attitude that I had no reason to be concerned about my arrangements because she made sure all the paper work was in order. I want to commend her for the compassion, consideration... Read More

There was a problem with my wife’s date of death that should not have happened but it was corrected with only a delay of her cremation and I had a concern about my arrangements with no family in the area. My meeting with Esmeralda Alvarado-Mercado gave me the confidence and assurance that my arrangements would be done per my request. Esmeralda impressed me with her knowledge and sincere attitude that I had no reason to be concerned about my arrangements because she made sure all the paper work was in order. I want to commend her for the compassion, consideration and professionalism that she has shown me during a difficult time.

Ed Yanoscik
Houston, TX

My experience with the Neptune Society was the best anyone could ask for. My parents made the arrangements 5 years prior to my father getting sick. They handled everything and professionally. The gentlemen who picked up my father were kind enough to wait for a family member to arrive. They came in a car and not a morbid hearse and they left a rose on his pillow. The office staff were extremely kind and thorough. Compared to other crematoriums, the prices are reasonable and clear. They do not nickel and dime you to death. The encounter was so positive that... Read More

My experience with the Neptune Society was the best anyone could ask for. My parents made the arrangements 5 years prior to my father getting sick. They handled everything and professionally. The gentlemen who picked up my father were kind enough to wait for a family member to arrive. They came in a car and not a morbid hearse and they left a rose on his pillow. The office staff were extremely kind and thorough. Compared to other crematoriums, the prices are reasonable and clear. They do not nickel and dime you to death. The encounter was so positive that I am ready to set up a policy for myself and will certainly suggest them to others. They made a horrible experience tolerable!

Kelly H.
Houston, TX

I have a pre-paid plan with Neptune. I did this because I didn't want my only child to have to make difficult decisions at a most difficult time. I also didn't want anyone to have to come up with exorbitant amounts of money suddenly. That is just not fair to anyone - especially those you love! I have made all the decisions and paid for everything ahead of time. When my time comes, it will be much easier on everyone. I feel good knowing that my loved ones surviving me will not have to worry about anything but saying goodbye... Read More

I have a pre-paid plan with Neptune. I did this because I didn’t want my only child to have to make difficult decisions at a most difficult time. I also didn’t want anyone to have to come up with exorbitant amounts of money suddenly. That is just not fair to anyone – especially those you love! I have made all the decisions and paid for everything ahead of time. When my time comes, it will be much easier on everyone. I feel good knowing that my loved ones surviving me will not have to worry about anything but saying goodbye and getting on with life. I did this because I love my family.

Kay G.
Texas

When Mom died last month, The Neptune Society took care of her remains with dignity and handled everything professionally. The pre-planning allowed us the opportunity to mourn our loss rather than spend our time negotiating with funeral directors, wondering what our Mom wanted for her services. I will probably arrange my cremation through the Neptune Society as well.

Joe Z.
Austin, TX

My father passed away on October 22, 2015. He had his plan through Neptune Society. They were awesome! The caring for my dad's body and for me and my family was very reassuring. I would use them for myself for sure. Chris Tapia is the best.

Jo Ann R.
Austin, TX

Texas Offices

Austin, TX

911 West Anderson Lane Suite 111 Austin, TX 78757

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Fort Worth, TX

4101 Airport Freeway Fort Worth, TX 76117

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Houston, TX

3425 South Shepherd Drive Suite 100 Houston, TX 77098

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Plano, TX

3000 Custer Road Suite 260 Plano, TX 75075

Call Now: (972) 612-6839 | Visit Our Location Page

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San Antonio, TX

8910 Bandera Road Suite 301 San Antonio, TX 78250

Call Now: (210) 647-1752 | Visit Our Location Page

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For additional information regarding prepaid funeral contracts, please visit the website www.prepaidfunerals.texas.gov which is maintained by the Texas Department of Banking.

Places to Scatter Ashes in Texas

Caddo Lake

Caddo Lake is a 25,000 acre lake on the border between Texas and Louisiana. A maze of bayous, Spanish moss-covered cypress trees, Caddo Lake is one of Texas’s greatest treasures. Thanks to the Texas scattering laws you can rent a boat and release your ashes in the vast lake. If you or your loved one prefer nature, you can find a beautiful spot on the Caddo Forrest Trails. Simply call the Caddo Lake State Park ahead of time and inform them you are planning to come for a scattering.

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Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

Filled with landscapes, gardens, and rolling lawns, it will not take you long to find a beautiful spot for a scattering at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. Particularly memorable is the Val Lake Garden of Memories, a sprawling lawn with a seating area and fountain, the garden and scenic views are an excellent place to hold a memorial service and a scattering.

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Burial at Sea Texas Memorial Services

Sea Services allows families the option of a sea scattering, providing the vessel, crew, and full support in planning a memorial service. The boats can depart from Galveston or South Padre Island. The average cost for a small group is about $800.

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Additional Notes on Scattering Cremated Remains in Texas

Texas law allows you to scatter ashes over uninhabited public land, 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.

Texas Cremation FAQs

What happens if you can't afford funeral services for you or your loved on in the state of Texas?

Although state funeral and burial assistance is in decline, there are available resources. To qualify for the Texas Indigent Burial and Cremation program, the deceased must have no estate from which to pay for a funeral, no family who can afford a service, and be ineligible for assistance from the Social Security or Veterans administration. If these criteria are met, the Public Administrator, or Indigent Burial Officer of the state, pays for a direct cremation of the deceased (the least expensive method). This is why it’s so important to pre-plan.

What veterans benefits are available in Texas?

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 Texas?

There are 1,193 funeral homes in 547 cities of Texas.

Texas State Facts

State Nickname: The Lone Star State

State Motto: “Friendship”

Population: 27,469,114

State bird: Mockingbird

State tree: Pecan

State flower: Bluebonnet

State animal: Armadillo

Bonus Fact 1: 6 different flags have flown over Texas- Spain, France, Mexico, the Confederacy, the Republic of Texas, and the USA.

Bonus Fact 2: The fastest road in the USA is in Austin Texas, with a speed limit of 85 mph!

Bonus Fact 3: The first word spoken on the moon was “Houston”.

Bonus Fact 4: Texas gets more tornadoes per year than all of the United States.

Bonus Fact 5: Tyler, TX is home to the world’s largest rose garden.

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