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

My aunt said she was going to live to 100... Read More

My aunt said she was going to live to 100 but she didn’t quite make it. After her passing, I was the one that had the opportunity to clean out her apartment and settle some things. Neptune Society took care of the cremation and they’ve got a terrible location. They’re just off of the highway and if you exit where you think they are, you’ve already passed them. You got to do a little loop-the-loop to get back there.

They’re extremely nice, though. Being an old codger, it’s nice to be around attractive young women that listen to you and laugh at your jokes. Their receptionist was also very nice to me. They made sure that I had the number of death certificates that I was told was needed. All I had to do was show up and hand them my credit card. The lady talked me into a small urn, too. It’s metal, about two inches tall and about an inch across that you put some of the ashes in. My aunt had a small one in her closet of my uncle’s ashes and I got a small one for my her ashes. The two urns are sitting side by side and Neptune took care of that for me.

My wife and I both have purchased the whole bucket for ourselves. We made a request and a lady came to our house and set up everything. Funerals can be extremely expensive and the thing that I like about Neptune Society was that once it’s paid for, I don’t have to pay for anything else. Everything is pretty much-taken care of. No matter which one of us goes first, everything is taken care of. If you’re in China and you die, they take care of you from that point where you are and get you back. The one thing I hope they have is a minister to reify the services because we’re going to have services. My neighbor did at the cemetery but my aunt made no provisions for that. I would definitely recommend Neptune Society because I’ve seen how much trouble just a normal funeral can be.

Lloyd M.
Arlington, TX

Four years ago, I heard about Neptune Society from a... Read More

Four years ago, I heard about Neptune Society from a friend. They have such a good reputation and I was very impressed with the lady who came out and talked to us about it. We paid $2500 and I know that there are places that are less and places that are more, but there was something about Neptune Society. My husband and I had a big thing off of both of our minds at that time and they’re very good. It seemed like everything would be taken care of, and it was. They did everything they said they would do.

My husband passed on October the 3rd of this year and luckily, we had home hospice, so I was by his side every moment even when he passed. I had to call home hospice and they called Neptune Society because things were already set up. They called me about how much he weighed and I said he lost a lot of weight. Then they sent out a large girl and a small girl who came dressed to the nines in their black and white. They handed me a rose, hugged me and said they’re sorry. I felt like I was their only client in the world. Then we walked in and saw my husband.

They gave me all the time I needed with him. I held him, kissed him and loved him for a while and then, it was time for them to put him out. I asked if I could walk with them and they let me. I’m not sure they’re supposed to do that but it meant the world. I also got to wave goodbye as they put him in. It’s a horrible experience, but it couldn’t have been better. The ashes were spread and I wear around my neck the thing he had on his toe that was left because they had the ashes wrapped in this oval thing that was burned and I adore and wear it. Two or three people think it’s gross, but everyone else thinks it’s magnificent. I love it. Neptune Society was glorious, peaceful and kind. They’re the best and I’d love to work for them part-time.

Carole G.
San Antonio, TX

Staff was amazing. So understanding and let me go through... Read More

Staff was amazing. So understanding and let me go through everything at my pace. The extra things that were offered were perfect for my situation. Thank you for your kindness and care of my loved one.

David D.
San Antonio, TX

My husband fell, got a brain bleed was showing positive... Read More

My husband fell, got a brain bleed was showing positive signs daily towards improving and all of a sudden we went from talking about rehab to hospice and he died the next day. All in all it was 7 days. I had not made any arrangements because it was sudden. I called the Neptune Society and they were more than nice and took care of everything for me. Everything was done. All I had to do was sign papers and not worry. Thank you Neptune Society.

Bonnie W.
Cypress, TX

I had a fabulous experience with Neptune Society. Cindy was... Read More

I had a fabulous experience with Neptune Society. Cindy was absolutely heaven-sent. She was the person who I personally interacted with and she was just awesome. She was great from the very beginning to the very end. She was so sweet and when I went to pick up my dad’s ashes, she had the candle going and Kleenex, and she was just very, very, very compassionate and sweet. It was just so easy. I just made one phone call, literally.

Erin C.
Fresco, TX

My partner heard about Neptune Society and had one representative... Read More

My partner heard about Neptune Society and had one representative come out to the house to explain it and she liked it. I never met anybody in Neptune that wasn’t so gracious, ready to help and loving towards my partner by doing everything that they could to make her comfortable. They were careful with her and the people that came out to take care of her were wonderful. She loved every one of them which was the important thing. I would highly recommend Neptune.

Mary V.
Houston, TX

My mother was in the process of dying and my... Read More

My mother was in the process of dying and my daughter went online. She found Neptune online, called them and they got right back to her. She felt led and she just picked them. It turned out that I had talked with my great aunt and uncle about Neptune as we were in the process, it hadn’t been paid for yet. They too had purchased Neptune. My interaction with their team was wonderful. It was very straightforward and informative. It was a very difficult time and it was handled very nicely. Plus, the cost was amazing. It was a peaceful experience.

Susan V.
Houston, TX

Marlys was a pleasure to work with. She was very... Read More

Marlys was a pleasure to work with. She was very informative and helpful. I know my Aunt Marge would have been pleased with the service she received. It makes me glad to have selected the Neptune Society for my funeral needs.

Lloyd M.
Ft. Worth, TX

On Oct. 3, 2017, my sweet Bobby was called to... Read More

On Oct. 3, 2017, my sweet Bobby was called to join our Heavenly Father in heaven. We had contacted the Neptune Society about 3 years ago, not thinking that we would be using it this soon. Please know that this organization is just absolutely incredible. The dear ladies that came out to receive my Bobby let me take all of the time I needed for goodbyes and kisses. And still this week they are helping me with every single thing that I need and must do. I give this Society a 15 on a scale of one to 10.

Carole G.
San Antonio, TX

Deanna Riepe loved receiving the love and care from Neptune.... Read More

Deanna Riepe loved receiving the love and care from Neptune. Each individual from Neptune treated Dee with such love and respect. As her partner, I too experienced a very caring atmosphere and concern whenever they came to help her. Each individual who came and wished they could stay longer.

Mayra, I want to thank you for all you did for Dee. I’m sitting in tears again trying to tell everyone at Neptune thank you for taking such care of my love. She was a special lady. You are all special angels!

 

Love you all,

Mary

Mary V.
Houston, TX

Esmerelda was a pleasure to work with. She made a... Read More

Esmerelda was a pleasure to work with. She made a very difficult time bearable. She truly is a professional. She made the process seamless. I can’t say enough good things about her.

Natasha S.
Bellaire, TX.

The Neptune Society was one of the best decisions my... Read More

The Neptune Society was one of the best decisions my dad ever made. They were dignified, professional and extremely caring. My dad was a member with Neptune Society when he passed away. My mother called there funeral home in the middle of the night, they picked up my dad within 90 minutes, covered him with the American flag since he was in the military and removed his body. We never had to set foot in the funeral home. We ordered the death certificates and signed a couple of documents that were mailed to us, and that was it. There was nothing else that we were expected to do or buy. We just had to pay for the death certificates. It was like having a friend in the funeral business they held our hands through each step. I’ve heard the horror stories from friends who have used local funeral homes. They were pressured into spending incredible amounts of money on needless items. With Neptune Society, my dad paid a minimal amount in the beginning and everything was taken care of. I can’t say enough good things about the funeral directors and the compassion and professionalism they showed our family. I was so impressed with Neptune Society that I pre-arranged my funeral with them. Thank you Neptune Society.

Shannon L.
Argyle, TX

My husband's wishes were to be cremated, but I had... Read More

My husband’s wishes were to be cremated, but I had to educate myself to cremation.   I called Neptune because I had heard good things about them.  Then I  chose Neptune Society because, when I called them, they were the most compassionate,and took time to educate me.  At first, I was shocked that it can take so long to get the cremation done, but the process was clearly explained to me.  My daughters were not present when my husband passed and Neptune staff even arranged for my daughters to have closure by letting them visit my husband before the cremation. They were surprisingly affordable which would have put a smile on my husband’s face.

Debra L.
Duncanville, TX.

As part of our estate planning my husband and I... Read More

As part of our estate planning my husband and I signed up for Neptune Society, prepaid cremation service several years ago. Having that part of end-of-life planning done took one big piece off the crazy list of things that need to be taken care of when you are in no place to handle lots of decisions and details. The staff was kind and capable, the closing paperwork was simple and the coordination between the local office and California was great.

Carol B.
Leander, TX

My father is aging and just celebrated his 90th year... Read More

My father is aging and just celebrated his 90th year of life. He is widowed and has been living with us for over 6 years. We have noticed a gradual decline in his health and needed to understand and prepare for the final moment in his carnal life. The Neptune Society has given us the peace of mind to understand how to properly prepare and deal with one of the most matters in a loved one’s life. It all seems daunting, confusing, and stressful when coming to grips with someone passing from life to life, but knowing that it is all covered ahead of time and all we have to do is make a phone call is very reassuring. Thank you.

Eric M.
Forney, TX

Clomer is who I dealt with. We used you for... Read More

Clomer is who I dealt with. We used you for my son that died 5 years ago, but knew nothing because my sister took care of it. He was wonderful and worked so hard, on his own time, to make sure we received her ashes in time for her service.

Eva T.
Mansfield, TX

100 STARS!!! I want to thank Neptune for all there... Read More

100 STARS!!! I want to thank Neptune for all there amazing help and hard work, as a daughter
I never really imagined what it would be like when my father passed, I know a long time ago he handed me a card and said when I pass call them, and I put it in my wallet and went on, along the way he would ask if I still had it, and I did, even then never thinking one day I would have to use it! well Friday August 18th when my father passed the card came out of the wallet, very saddened! very heart broke! starting Monday when Kelly Hemry contacted me and started working with me for my father it has been the best experience for something some one doesn’t want to have to go through! I want to thank you all for your respect, love and being the best at what you do! my Daddy would be so happy that he choose Neptune for his last wishes

Colleen S
Austin, TX

I cannot say enough about Cindy Simpson. She is truly... Read More

I cannot say enough about Cindy Simpson. She is truly an angel. She helped me and brother and sister through the most awful time of our lives. Her compassion made this process so much easier. I highly recommend Neptune.

Erin C
Frisco, TX

Wilhelmina Sims has been absolutely fantastic helping me through the... Read More

Wilhelmina Sims has been absolutely fantastic helping me through the process.  I am extremely grateful to her for her fine work and for her help in getting through this difficulty experience.

Felicia G
Leander, TX

Thank you for the understanding and caring that you showed... Read More

Thank you for the understanding and caring that you showed me and my wife’s remains. The service was great.

Tommy J
Conroe, TX

I want to thank Lori all she did everyone was... Read More

I want to thank Lori all she did everyone was very helpful thank you during the time of my mother passing. You really help me deal and get through the process. Thank yiu

James H
San Antonio, TX

The young lady that took care of me was great... Read More

The young lady that took care of me was great and I had spoke with her a year ago. And this year I was able to purchase my cremation packet. I did not want my sons to have to worry about it. It put peace of mind for me. That all of my wish will be taking care off and my arrangements. Thank you, Neptune.

Elizabeth R
Mesquite, TX

Marliys was amazing! She took care of every request and... Read More

Marliys was amazing! She took care of every request and made the process so much easier. She was prompt, courteous and executed the entire process flawlessly! Highly recommended!

Brooke B
Dallas, TX

This organization was a Godsend. My sister passed away and... Read More

This organization was a Godsend. My sister passed away and they immediately took care or all the arrangements. I am very pleased with their service and will be using them in the future.
I didn’t give them five stars because waiting for the ambulance at 1:00 a.m.
took over two hours for them to come – they had another death that had come in ahead of us, so we had to wait.  When they did come, they were efficient and very kind.

Gloria C
Spring, TX

My mother died suddenly with no arrangements in place. Neptune... Read More

My mother died suddenly with no arrangements in place. Neptune Society handled her cremation with kindness and care; Mayra Ochoa explained the options available and helped me choose only the ones which made sense for us. She communicated each step of the process well answered my questions promptly along the way. I would definitely recommend their services and plan to purchase a prepaid package for myself.

Julia G
Houston, TX

Ms Lori Adamson provided a very enjoyable process at a... Read More

Ms Lori Adamson provided a very enjoyable process at a time when I was dealing with the grief of losing my wife. She advised me on what I needed to accomplish and on what she would take care of. Provided all the paperwork I needed and or wanted. Extremely polite and always there to provide answers to any question that came up. Also advised me where I need to go to obtain paper that I would need. Everyone I dealt with at the San Antonio, Texas location always provided wonder/caring service. Thanks and God Bless. Joe Zimmer

Joseph L. Zimmer
Texas

I had purchased the cremation package in 2015. I moved... Read More

I had purchased the cremation package in 2015. I moved to this state in 2016. My contact was Esmeralda Alvarado-Mercado. She was considerate, patient, helpful, kind, understanding and I felt she cared for my loss. She explained each process and what to expect. All was respectful and with dignity. I highly recommend Neptune Society in Houston. Thank you to all in the office especially Esmeralda. Blessings to all.

Margarita R
Kingwood, TX

Just wanted to say thank you so much to Esmeralda... Read More

Just wanted to say thank you so much to Esmeralda and the Neptune Society team . They were so helpful when I needed it the most with the passing of my parents. They went above and beyond to help me through out the whole ordeal!.. thanks again !

Scott H
Sugar Land, TX

Thanks to the Neptune Society a grave day was made... Read More

Thanks to the Neptune Society a grave day was made somewhat special. Throughout the whole process they held my hand. They told me what to expect, what I needed to do and how. I was dealing with my fathers death in Maine and already had so much on my plate. When I called Neptune at the Houston location they already started gathering and making my arrangements for my father. They transferred the body, dealt with the hospital and all of the records.
This was great not having to deal with the bulk of everything that needed to get done with people that were efficient, reliable, handled my needs with excellent customer service, and gave me a reasonable price for everything.

Chelsea D
Denton, TX

I was truly pleased with the courteous and humble service... Read More

I was truly pleased with the courteous and humble service we received from each member of the Neptune Society. So impressed by their personal attention to details when my uncle passed away, that I purchased a plan for myself.

Sandra Haun
Fort Worth, TX

It's a service you don't really want to use, but... Read More

It’s a service you don’t really want to use, but they were really great. After my father passed, they made everything easy. They didn’t push any extra services on us and the woman we dealt with was calm and respectful.

Sunny P.
Fort Worth, TX

We received exceptional service from all.

Pam Middleton
Haslet texas

Peace of mind during difficult time. Thankful my parents planned... Read More

Peace of mind during difficult time. Thankful my parents planned ahead and prepaid. Staff was great. Thank you Marlys

Ginny S.
Ft Worth, TX

Marlys and the Neptune Society handled everything regarding the passing... Read More

Marlys and the Neptune Society handled everything regarding the passing of my wife. They handled everything from picking her up to the cremation to obtaining death certificates and completing all paperwork. Their service was invaluable during this difficult time.

Jess Nunnelee
Ft. Worth, TX

Marlys and her team were excellent. I had no experience... Read More

Marlys and her team were excellent. I had no experience in taking care of the details of my father’s passing and she guided me thru the process. The team at the hospice were were very kind and respectful when they took possession of my father’s remains. I truly couldn’t have asked for a more kind and compassionate team. My thanks to them in making a difficult time just a little bit easier.

Glenn K.
Ft. Worth, TX

My wife recently passed away and they handled the entire... Read More

My wife recently passed away and they handled the entire process in a professional and courteous manner. When it’s my time to join my wife in heaven they will handle the process – I know I will be handled with dignity and respect

Raymond Penney
Ft. Worth, TX

Our father passed away in March, and my sister and... Read More

Our father passed away in March, and my sister and I had never dealt with the Neptune Society before. It was a very smooth process and Marlys McGuire was extremely kind, professional, respectful and responsive and insured our father’s memory was treated with dignity. She handled everything and made the entire process so much easier for my family. Everything was perfect for our father’s service, and I highly recommend the Neptune Society.

L. Ford
Ft. Worth, TX

Neptune Society of Fort Worth, TX recently handled the cremation... Read More

Neptune Society of Fort Worth, TX recently handled the cremation of my husband. I was so impressed with everyone I dealt with. They were professional, kind and compassionate. There was not one issue. I have and will continue to recommend them to friends and family.

Carol Tucker
Ft. Worth, TX

I would like to say from beginning to the very... Read More

I would like to say from beginning to the very end, at every step, my many questions and concerns were addressed very thoroughly. I felt extremely comfortable during the entire process. They explained every detail, no matter how small. They knew how important these decisions would be for me and my family. They acted very professionally and helped me at every step during the most difficult time of my life, burying a parent as an only child. I cannot recommend their service enough. Thank you so much Neptune Society!

Laura McCrary
Ft. Worth, TX

My stepdad prearranged his cremation with Neptune, along with my... Read More

My stepdad prearranged his cremation with Neptune, along with my mothers. When the time came, due to my mother’s loss of hearing, I became involved with handling all of the paperwork and arrangements with Marlys McGuire, at the Ft Worth Neptune office for my stepdad when he passed. I cannot say enough good things about Marlys and how everything was handled. I highly recommend Neptune. Special thanks to Marlys!

Jeanie Blackburn
Ft. Worth, TX

I have to give some words of praise for Marlys... Read More

I have to give some words of praise for Marlys and Clomer. This is our family’s first experience with cremation. It has been an educating experience to say the least. These two folks were so patient with our MANY phone calls and emails and had very quick response time to any questions. They were very compassionate dealing with myself and my mother. The whole process took a bit longer than I expected, but that is MY not knowing how cremation works. Thank you.

Mrs. Powell
Fort Worth, TX

They handled the body transport, cremation and ashes spreading promptly... Read More

They handled the body transport, cremation and ashes spreading promptly and with compassion. Death certificates were available in 16 days. Urn and related box were attractive and effective. I was very happy with their service and professionalism.

Garth Hillman
Austin, TX

All the Neptune Society personnel, especially Marlys McGuire at the... Read More

All the Neptune Society personnel, especially Marlys McGuire at the Fort Worth, TX. office were extremely helpful and compassionate during our trying time. She went above and beyond following up with me. I must recommend them if you are considering cremation.

Jimmy Dowling
Ft. Worth, TX

The Neptune Society was truly wonderful to our family following... Read More

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, TX

The Neptune Society was very helpful through out the entire... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

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... 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... 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... 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... Read More

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... Read More

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

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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.