Ted Dickey West Funeral Home stands for compassionate, professional and personal service. Although traditions and customs have changed since our humble 1892 beginnings, our commitment to helping people through one of the most challenging stages of life has remained the same.

Communities served in Dallas

  • Carrollton
  • Collin County
  • Dallas County
  • North Dallas
  • Plano
  • Richardson

Life well celebrated

Memorialization at Ted Dickey West Funeral HomeOur mission is to help your family create a personalized celebration of a life well lived. That means that whether you want a basic cremation with ashes scattered in a personally meaningful place, a funeral in our cozy chapel or a no-holds-barred celebration of life with live music, favorite foods and a send-off that expresses the passions of your loved one, we are happy to deliver it. If you can imagine it, we can make it happen.

Want an afternoon ice cream social? Or maybe an evening wine and cheese gathering is a better fit. Were you thinking perhaps of a mariachi band, a taco bar and tiny potted succulents as mementos? Our approach keeps us open to highly personalized contemporary gatherings as well as traditional religious rites.

Cremation services

We specialize in cremation services that honor loved ones in personalized ways, and families love our transparent pricing. With expertise in scattering ashes and a friendly team who pays attention to every detail, we provide service that is second to none.

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

  • 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.

For those who wish for a more momentous memorial, Neptune Memorial Reef is an underwater cremation garden off the coast of Florida. A Celestis Memorial Spaceflight takes ashes into space for a little while or forever.

There are many options for cremation—and they're not all equal. Here's what you can expect when you choose us for your loved one's cremation:

  • Custody of care guaranteed. Our custody-of-care program helps safeguard the identification of your loved one from the time we bring them into our care until the time we return them to your family. We check, cross-check and check again, every step of the way.
  • Exclusive custody of your loved one. We use only crematories owned and operated by Dignity Memorial® providers or trusted partners. Once your loved one is in our custody or that of a trusted partner, they’re in our care until they’re returned to your family.
  • Licensed, certified, conscientious staff. All Dignity Memorial crematory operators are licensed and certified by Cremation Association of North America, or CANA. Only one person at a time is cremated, and the cremation chamber is thoroughly cleaned before the next person is cremated.

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Here for our community

Proud to serve our community, Ted Dickey West Funeral Home is a member of the Plano Chamber of Commerce and the Allen/Fairview Chamber of Commerce. And, because we know that it's important in an area like North Dallas, where much of the population is transient, we offer bereavement travel assistance to all of the families we serve. Our dedicated travel specialists will help you with airline, hotel and rental car reservations for your entire family. Just let us know what you need.  

Local funeral home with helpful benefits

Located off the President George Bush Turnpike, Ted Dickey West Funeral Home and our original 18th Street location are members of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers. When you choose us, you receive both the warm, friendly care of a locally operated establishment and the value and benefits you deserve by way of the largest group of funeral providers in North America.

We have the expertise and experience to deliver on your funeral and cremation needs. Please contact us if you need immediate assistance or would like more information about our services.

WHV 2020 - Level 1 We honor veterans

Ted Dickey West Funeral Home understands the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families. As a Level One Founding Community Partner with We Honor Veterans, our staff is knowledgeable in the benefits available to veterans and their families. With respect, integrity and dignity, we will walk you through the steps of creating a veteran's memorial service that truly honors the life and sacrifice of your loved one.


Ted Dickey Funeral Home has a long history of service to the families of Plano and North Dallas.

Humble beginnings

In 1892 Andrew Wetzel and E.O. Harrington partnered to supply caskets, couches and ambulance services to area residents. As with many funeral service providers of the time, the undertaking activities took place in office space located above the furniture store. When Andrew decided to focus on furniture making, the partners split the business. The mortuary, then known as E.O. Harrington Undertaking Company, moved from its second-floor location in downtown Plano to a house located at the west end of the city's 15th Street. E.O. added a 125-seat chapel and a viewing room to the house and Harrington Funeral Home was born. It operated as such until June 1970, when Ted and Carolyn Dickey arrived in Plano and bought Harrington Funeral Home.

New owners, new name

Lobby at Ted Dickey West Funeral HomeTed and Carolyn quickly established themselves as valuable neighbors and partners in the North Texas community. They changed the name of their business to Ted Dickey Funeral Home and earned a reputation for providing caring funeral and cremation services to a diverse, multicultural population.

A mortuary growing with the community

In 1974 the Dickeys opened a new 7,200-square-foot mortuary in east Plano at 18th and Jupiter, across the street from Plano Mutual Cemetery, which still serves the community today. Plano grew and the couple opened a second location, Ted Dickey West Funeral Home on the eastbound access road of the President George Bush Turnpike.

Ted is still president of his eponymous funeral home and both he and Carolyn remain active in the Plano community, helping their friends and neighbors.


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