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Dying and Death Services in the Dallas – Fort Worth – Arlington Metro

The Metroplex has grown so much in recent years it’s now called the Dallas - Fort Worth - Arlington metro area. As the metro has expanded and the population has become more diverse so have the local funeral service options.
Dying and Death Services in the Dallas - Fort Worth - Arlington Metro
Dying and Death Services in the Dallas - Fort Worth - Arlington Metro

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Selecting death care services in the Dallas area can be complicated just because there are so many services to choose from. We’re helping families cut through the confusion by providing information on the funeral services that are available in the area, final resting places for the remains and how to arrange disposition in the Dallas – Fort Worth metro

Culture and Suburbs in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metro

When people think of Texas they often envision the Dallas area with large oaks and acres of ranchland. While the Dallas – Fort Worth – Arlington metro does still embody the essence of Texas, its culture is more vibrant than ever. The area has seen a lot of economic success that has attracted people from all over. 

One thing that the metroplex is known for is being family-friendly. Many of the suburbs are small to midsize cities with great schools, beautiful parks and affordable homes. It’s no surprise that the Dallas – Fort Worth – Arlington metro is home to many families that have been in the area for generations, and that impacts the demand for funeral services.

The Dallas – Fort Worth – Arlington metro is big and getting bigger by the day. The metro now consists of 13 counties:

  • Collin
  • Dallas
  • Denton
  • Ellis
  • Hood
  • Hunt
  • Johnson
  • Kaufman
  • Parker
  • Rockwall
  • Somervell
  • Tarrant
  • Wise

Cities and sizeable suburbs within the Dallas-Fort Worth metro include:

  • Allen
  • Arlington
  • Dallas
  • Denton
  • Ennis
  • Euless
  • Fort Worth
  • Frisco
  • Garland
  • Grapevine
  • Greenville
  • Irving
  • Lewisville
  • Mansfield
  • McKinney
  • Mesquite
  • Plano
  • Rockwall
  • Waxahachie
  • Weatherford

Available Funeral Services in and Around Dallas

Dallas is one area of Texas where you’re going to have a good selection of disposition options. Because the area is so large and diverse, there’s significant demand for both traditional and alternative funeral services.

Traditional Funeral Services

Dallas is known to be the most traditionally Texan of the major metros in the state. Although direct cremation is much more common today, many families in the area still prefer traditional funeral services despite the higher cost and ecological factor. 

Eco-Friendly Funeral Services

Some families like the idea of traditional funeral services but not the eco footprint they leave behind. Today, Cremation.Green is one of the few funeral homes in the Dallas metro that specializes in eco-friendly funeral services. Eco-friendly can refer to conventional funeral services that have been modified to reduce the impact as well as new forms of disposition that were conceived with eco-friendliness in mind. One of the newest options that we now offer is natural organic reduction, the most environmentally friendly type of disposition. 

Direct Cremation Services

Direct cremation isn’t quite the same as conventional cremation with funeral services at a funeral home. It’s simpler, easier and quicker because it involves cremation only without funeral services or a memorial at the funeral home. This keeps the financial cost and environmental cost low. To many people that aren’t factoring in religious ceremonies and don’t want a large public event, direct cremation just makes the most sense. It’s also pragmatic if the next of kin doesn’t live locally.

Cemeteries in Dallas, Fort Worth and Arlington

There are dozens of cemeteries in the Dallas – Fort Worth – Arlington metro. Below we zero in on cemeteries that cater to cremations and eco-friendly disposition so that it’s easier to find a location that will meet your needs. 

Green Cemeteries

With each passing year, more people come to realize the advantages of green cemeteries where natural burial can occur. Green cemeteries in the Dallas metroplex include: 

  • Mountain Creek Cemetery – This hybrid cemetery in Grand Prairie is one of only two cemeteries to be certified by the Green Burial Council.
  • Mount Olivet Cemetery – Mount Olivet is another hybrid cemetery that offers traditional burial and natural burial.

Cemeteries With Cremation Burial 

Since about a third of families bury cremated remains, there are special burial sites for this purpose. Most of the time a traditional cemetery will partition off part of its grounds specifically for cremation burials. 

Cremated remains can be buried at one of the Dallas area cemeteries below:

  • Greenwood Memorial Park
  • Forest Lawn Cemetery 
  • Seton Memorial Garden
  • Jud Cramer Ascension Garden
  • Cathedral of Hope Memorial Garden
  • Cedar Hill Memorial Park

Columbariums in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metro

Another option for cremated remains is placement in a columbarium niche. A columbarium could be located within a cemetery, church grounds or private grounds. Some notable columbariums in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro are:

  • Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery
  • Jud Cramer Ascension Garden
  • Wilshire Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Immaculate Conception in Denton
  • St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church
  • The Seton Columbarium
  • All Saints Episcopal Church 
  • St. Luke’s Epsicopal Church

Some of the cemeteries listed above also have a columbarium on site. 

Dallas Metro Medical Examiner Services 

The Dallas metroplex is so massive there are actually two medical examiner offices serving the area: the Dallas County Medical Examiner’s office and the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s office.

Dallas County Medical Examiner’s Office 

The Dallas County Medical Examiner’s office is a crime investigation lab that assists local authorities on many cases every year. The medical examiner services that are provided include: 

  • Drug Analysis
  • Environmental Analysis
  • Firearms Analysis
  • Forensic Biology
  • Toxicology
  • Trace Evidence Analysis


2355 North Stemmons Freeway

Dallas, Texas 75207

Phone Numbers:

Field Agents Office – (214) 920-5900

Toxicology Lab – (214) 920-5967
Environmental Analysis Lab – (214) 920-5992

Drug Analysis Lab – (214) 920-5970

Trace Evidence Analysis Lab – (214) 920-5948

Biology – (214) 920-5927

Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office

When the cause of a death in Fort Worth is questionable The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s (TCME) office is called in to help. They assist law enforcement by providing:

  • DNA Analysis
  • Drug Analysis
  • Evidence Analysis
  • Firearms Analysis
  • Forensic Biology
  • Latent Prints
  • Toxicology

200 Feliks Gwozdz Place 
Fort Worth, TX 76104

Phone Numbers:
Main Office – 817-920-5700

Evidence Department – 817-920-5700 Ext. 8516
Billing and Payments – 817-920-5700 Ext. 8331


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If you need help arranging eco-friendly funeral services in the Dallas – Fort Worth – Arlington metro Cremation.Green is here for you. We’re available 24 hours a day by phone, text or email. Contact us however is most convenient for you to learn more or to schedule disposition.

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Marlaena Gonzales

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