Fourth generation funeral director and embalmer Gary Echols received his funeral directing and embalming license in 1988 after completing his education at the University of Maryland and Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. In 2018, he relocated to Lubbock, where he and his wife of 25 years like discovering their new life in Texas. They have three children and enjoy playing with their two rescue dogs.
Jeffery C Lane
Jefferey Lane decided to join the funeral and cemetery industry in 2010 after the death of his grandfather. He got to see firsthand as several of his other relatives, who serve in the funeral industry, cared for other members of his family during such a difficult time. He graduated the University of Phoenix in 2005, and has served as a funeral clerk, family service counselor, office manager, funeral director, location manager and general manager.
Ingrid Castello graduated Dallas Institute of Funeral Service in 1986 and has been serving in the funeral industry ever since. Following her graduation, Ingrid moved to Lubbock County to serve her apprenticeship with Guajardo Funeral Chapel. In 1990, Ingrid moved to San Antonio and served at Roy Akers Funeral Chapels. She once again returned to Lubbock in 2017 to serve at our funeral home. Ingrid chose to pursue a career in the funeral industry at a young age and serving bereaved families continues to be her passion.
Since returning to Lubbock, Ingrid enjoys spending much of her spare time with her very large family and attends Trinity Christian Center in Lubbock with her siblings. She also enjoys dancing and exercising with her newfound Jazzercise Group. When and if she decides to retire, Ingrid plans to remain devoted to serving people in need; whether in nursing facilities, with children or with the homeless. She lives most of her life with her favorite scripture, Matthew 19:26, in mind: "With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible." Ingrid looks forward to her future in Lubbock.
Brian L. McNett
Brian McNett began his love for serving families at the early age of 4 when tagging along with his father, who served as a funeral director. Brian attended West Texas A&M University and Dallas Institute of Funeral Service and has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer since 1992. When he is not serving families, Brian enjoys watching his son play baseball, taking trips to the lake and cooking for family and friends.
This site is provided as a service of SCI Shared Resources, LLC. The Dignity Memorial brand name is used to identify a network of licensed funeral, cremation and cemetery providers that include affiliates of Service Corporation International, 1929 Allen Parkway, Houston, Texas. With over 2,000 locations, Dignity Memorial providers proudly serve over 300,000 families a year.