Founded nearly 70 years ago, Thompson Funeral Chapel provides families with funeral and cremation services that honor special lives. Our team listens to each family’s needs and ideas, makes thoughtful suggestions and considers every detail to create memorable memorials.

Located in the heart of Goodyear, Thompson Funeral Chapel has a caring team that helps you celebrate your loved one and navigate your grief. When you're looking for professionalism and compassion after the loss of a loved one, we're here for you.

Communities served

Thompson Funeral Chapel is the only funeral home in Goodyear. We also serve families in the surrounding areas of Maricopa County, including:

  • Avondale
  • Buckeye
  • Glendale
  • Litchfield Park
  • Peoria
  • Phoenix
  • Sun City
  • Surprise
  • Tolleson
  • Waddell

A caring Goodyear funeral home

From the smell of freshly baked cookies and lattes from our coffee bar to the dedicated associates who are always available to lend a hand, answer questions and serve your family, we attend to every detail.

Located on Litchfield Road, just south of I-10, Thompson Funeral Chapel is a comfortable place to make end-of-life arrangements. A blend of past and present, our spaces are both elegant and inviting. With a chapel that seats more than 150 guests, we host visitations and memorial services.

Our experienced team is well-versed in multicultural funerals and treats every family like their own. We take pride in serving our community with integrity.

Personalized memorials and life celebrations

Table setting with floral centerpiece and floral heart wreath in the background.Every event should be as unique as the life lived. That's why we work to capture the essence of your loved one to create a service that honors your special person and gives friends and family a chance to come together and remember.

Perhaps it’s a barbecue in honor of the pit master, complete with bottles of homemade sauce for guests to take home. Maybe it's a garden-themed party for a beloved green thumb. Or perhaps it's a quiet outdoor scattering ceremony with the closest family and friends. From casket or urn selection to floral arrangements, music selections, decor, catering and more, we guide you through your choices with care.

Whether you want to arrange a traditional funeral, modern celebration of life or cremation memorial, we work with you one-on-one to ensure your needs and budget are met. We have relationships with several venues throughout the Valley where you can hold a reception or celebration, or we can arrange your event at the venue of your choice.

Cremation in Goodyear

Signature Dedication at Brevard Memorial Funeral Home & ParkThompson Funeral Chapel specializes in cremation services that honor loved ones in personalized ways, and families love our all-inclusive pricing options. With expertise in scattering ashes, a range of cremation jewelry and keepsakes, and the ability to arrange an attended cremation, we provide service that is second to none.

More and more people are choosing cremation over traditional burial, but most aren’t familiar with all the choices:

  • a cremation without a funeral or memorial service of any kind.
  • a funeral with your loved one present, followed by cremation.
  • a cremation followed by a scattering, cemetery memorialization or celebration of life—or all three.

There are many cremation providers from which to choose. Here’s what you can expect when you plan with us:

  • Custody of care guaranteed. Our identification pendant and custody-of-care program help safeguard the identification of your loved one.
  • Exclusive custody of your loved one. Once your loved one is in the care of a Dignity Memorial® provider or trusted partner, they’re in our care until they’re returned to your family.
  • Licensed, certified, conscientious staff. All Dignity Memorial crematory operators in Arizona are licensed and certified by the Cremation Association of North America, or CANA. Unless there are special circumstances and your family has requested otherwise, only one person at a time is cremated. Additionally, the cremation chamber is thoroughly cleaned before the next person is cremated. 

Veterans funerals and burials

Find a veterans cemetery near youWe deeply appreciate those who have sacrificed for our freedoms and feel privileged to honor veterans and their families in need of funeral and cremation services. We can arrange for an honor guard and the playing of Taps. Our experienced funeral directors are dedicated to ensuring that every veteran is honored in a manner befitting their service and giving their families the support they need.

Our onsite memorial garden

As part of Thompson Funeral Chapel's 50th anniversary celebration, we built a peaceful memorial garden behind the funeral home. A place for families who have loved ones buried many miles from their Arizona homes or those who have chosen to scatter loved ones' ashes far away, our garden is a permanent place to visit and remember.

We partner with a local quarry to offer an exclusive version of Arizona sandstone that can be etched with words, scriptures, pictures and more to create meaningful, unique markers for display in the garden.

Grief support and aftercare

The loss of a loved one can be devastating, and many people don’t know where to turn or how to cope. We’re here to help you during difficult times—you aren’t alone. Though the experience of grief can be very isolating, the articles in our grief library can make a difference in your day-to-day life, and families who plan services with us get access to our 24-hour Compassion Helpline® (services provided by Charles Nechtem Associates) for up to 13 months after a service.

Funeral planning in advance

In addition to assisting with an immediate need, Thompson Funeral Chapel works with families to make final arrangements in advance. When you plan ahead, you relieve your family from financial and emotional burdens while ensuring your wishes are fulfilled. We offer in-person and virtual consultations, as well as a free Personal Planning Guide.

Lean on us

The team at Thompson Funeral Chapel provides exceptional, compassionate service at one of life’s most difficult times. We consider it a great responsibility when families entrust to us the care of their loved ones.

We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please reach out, day or night, if we may assist with funeral or cremation arrangements in Goodyear. Contact us


Don Cannon founded Cannon Funeral Home in downtown Avondale in 1957. It was then and there that he began to establish his funeral home as a trusted provider. In 1964, Don moved his business to its current location on Litchfield Road in Goodyear. He continued serving families with compassion and professionalism until 2005, when Sean and Cynthia Thompson purchased Cannon Funeral Home and changed its name to Thompson Funeral Chapel. They worked for nearly two decades to uphold the reputation that Don established and grow the business to meet the changing needs of families.

In 2024, Thompson Funeral Chapel became part of the Dignity Memorial family of funeral, cremation and cemetery providers. As such, we offer benefits you won’t find anywhere else.


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