Sparkman/Hillcrest is a full-service funeral home on the grounds of the beautiful 88-acre Hillcrest Memorial Park. The cemetery features private burial estates around the lake, a stately mausoleum and 2 garden mausoleums equipped with interior and exterior wall crypts and 2 chapels.
The spacious and gracious funeral home is designed for the comfort and convenience of families in need. There are handsomely appointed staterooms, parlor walls of Venetian marble, visitation rooms with lush mohair furniture, exquisite marble floors and the L. N. “Bill” Sparkman Jr. Family Lounge for the perfect intimate gathering of family and friends.
- New building
- Outdoor pavilion
- Waterside views
- Multiple chapels
- Large capacity chapel up to 250
- Cemetery spaces available
- Custom headstones and markers
- Piano/organ on site
Family Estates are a distinguished tribute to a family legacy. They can be customized with stained glass, benches and landscaping
Grave markers that sit flush to the ground in the material of preference
- Upright headstones
Private or Community spaces for urns as well as caskets, that can be Indoor or outdoor
- Coffee lounge
- Onsite cemetery
Option for mail delivery of ashes
Sent through postal mail service, signature required.
- Cremation remembrance jewelry
- Cremation viewing suite
- Cremation cemetery options
- Cremation niches
- Option for home delivery of ashes
- Cremation gardens
Arrangements by phone or email
Complete funeral planning, including electronic signature, without needing a funeral home visit
- Catered events
- Large reception area
Options to have your personalized celebrations on outdoors on our property
Tribute video production
Services available to create a tribute video for the service or obituary from photos and videos.
- Audio and video equipment
- Live music available
- Popular music selections
- Intimate reception area
Space available for corporate and organization meetings
Ceremony where the tombstone is placed at your loved one’s gravesite
- Black car service
- Police escort available
- Cemetery flower delivery
Religious & Cultural
- Multicultural funerals
- Catholic cemetery section
- Jewish cemetery section
- Shomer available
- Tahara room
- Ritual washing
- Kosher catering
Other Languages Spoken
Free Funeral Planning Resources
Funeral planning can seem overwhelming. These guides can help you every step of the way—from choosing between traditional burial planning and cremation, designing a religious ceremony or a celebration of life, and deciding on cemetery property or filing for veteran's benefits.
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A Dallas funeral tradition
Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home and Hillcrest Mausoleum & Memorial Park radiate balance and excellent taste. For four generations, the Sparkman family and their caring, compassionate staff have perpetuated the uncompromising standard of service that makes Sparkman/Hillcrest exceptional in the industry and a Dallas tradition.
Serene cemetery setting
Acres of green rolling berms encircle the grounds painted with the palettes of the seasons. Like a silken Persian carpet, summer is radiant with the splendid crepe myrtle reds, pinks and lavenders, and the beds of annual blues, purples, yellows and corals. Fall flourishes with an explosion of scarlet, mahogany and russet against a background of brown and taupe. Winter possesses its own subtle palette of live oak sage, gray and taupe. Spring reinvigorates the landscape with early redbuds followed by blossoming Bradford pears and dogwoods. On the south end of the property, the “Little Mermaid” lake shimmers like a cabochon sapphire reflecting this march of the seasons.
More than a century of fine service
Since 1893, the Sparkman family and Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home and Hillcrest Mausoleum & Memorial Park have provided compassion, comfort and professionalism, as well as pride of service for families of all faiths who are wishing to honor their deceased with a celebration of life.
We’re proud to be a member of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers. Dignity Memorial providers offer exclusive benefits, including National Transferability of prearranged services, the Bereavement Travel Program, the 24-Hour Compassion Helpline® and access to an acclaimed grief management library. As North America’s premier symbol of funeral, cremation and cemetery services, the Dignity Memorial brand is your assurance of quality, value, caring service and exceptional customer satisfaction.
Here for you
At Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home and Hillcrest Mausoleum & Memorial Park we are here to serve you. We invite you stop by and take a tour of our cemetery property Monday through Sunday, 8:00am to 5:30pm. If you have an immediate need, please call us at any time.
Cemetery and mausoleum hours of operation
Sunset Columbarium and Hillcrest Mausoleum: Monday - Sunday, 8:00am - 5:00pm
Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery: April - September, 8:00am - 8:00pm | October - March, 8:00am - 6:00pm
In 1893, Will R. Sparkman began a tradition of excellence in service that prevails today at Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home and Hillcrest Mausoleum & Memorial Park.
In the early days, when horse-drawn carriages would lead the funeral procession from home or church to a nearby cemetery, the funeral home was owned by the George W. Loudermilk Undertaking Company since 1893. Historically the term “undertaker” comes from the concept of one agreeing to undertake a necessary service. Early undertakers were former cabinet makers who were called upon to make coffins for the deceased. To transport coffins to the cemetery, Loudermilk matched teams and beautifully outfitted carriages sporting “the only rubber tires in the city” and became a source of great pride. As the business entered the age of the automobile, hearses were the original ambulances for transporting the sick to hospitals as well as the deceased to the burial ceremony.
A legacy that reaches back generations
The four generations of Sparkmans began when Will R. Sparkman purchased the business in 1920 and operated it under the name of Loudermilk-Sparkman for many years. In keeping with his firm’s growing reputation as Dallas’ premier funeral home, Sparkman moved his business in 1926 to the A.H. Belo Mansion, at Ross and Pearl streets, built and presented by Colonel A.H. Belo, founder of The Dallas Morning News, to his son and his family. Under lease for 50 years, the lovely mansion was remodeled, with its homelike qualities and Colonial grandeur carefully preserved.
At that time, Mr. Sparkman’s two sons, Louis N. and Hal C. Sparkman, joined the family business. Under the presidency of the 2nd generation of Sparkmans, the business was expanded to include a 2nd funeral home at Garland Road and Easton to serve the White Rock and Garland areas. Louis N. Sparkman’s son, L.N. “Bill” Sparkman Jr. entered the family business in 1951 as the 3rd generation. Today, David L. Sparkman continues to serve the community as the 4th generation represented.
A North Dallas institution
The original Sparkman’s funeral home remained at the downtown location until it moved in 1968 to its present location at Boedeker and the Northwest Highway, resulting in what we know now as Sparkman/Hillcrest. This new corporation gave North Dallas its major full-service funeral home surrounded by the rolling acres of a cemetery that dates back to 1850.
Over the years, Sparkman/Hillcrest has provided caring service for Dallas residents, including many famous and infamous.
"I was very impressed and comforted throughout the entire experience. It was reassuring to find such support since I was from out of town."
Verified Cremation Customer
"Met with us quickly and made the process easy. Arrangements were handled perfectly. Would not change anything and was very satisfied."
"I was treated with the perfect blend of professionalism and compassion. This is a profession that must be executed perfectly and I feel that is what we were provided."
"When dealing with the loss of a loved one, you want and need the comfort of those working with you. The professionals at Sparkman/Hillcrest went out of their way to meet all of our needs!"