Ted Dickey West Funeral Home

7990 President George Bush Dallas, TX 75252

Associates

  • Kristine K Reed

    General Manager

    Born and raised in Ohio, Kristine first felt called to serve grieving families as a young teenager. In high school, she volunteered at a funeral home. She earned a bachelor's degree in interpersonal communication from Bowling Green State University and a mortuary science degree from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. Today, as a licensed funeral director and embalmer, Kristine is committed to compassionately caring for each family while celebrating each life lived with dignity and honor.

    Kristine lives in Fairview with her husband and their 2 children. They are members of the First United Methodist Church in McKinney. Kristine is an accomplished pianist and enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She makes a point to find blessings in each and every day—always looking on the bright side.

  • Douglas J Fry

    Funeral Director

    Douglas began working in the funeral industry in his senior year of high school in 2006. Today, he is a caring funeral director.

    Originally from Pontiac, Illinois, a small town about 100 miles south of Chicago, Douglas now lives in Uptown Dallas. Growing up, he enjoyed anything to do with horses—from breaking young horses to the polished and finished show horse.

  • Ted L Dickey

    President

    For almost 50 years, Ted Dickey has served the communities of North Dallas through various funeral homes that have borne his name. Ted moved to Plano in June 1970, after earning his degree at the University of Kansas. After graduation, he pursued a career in the investment field, working in both New York City and Chicago. Six months after he married his wife, Carolyn, the couple moved to Plano and purchased the Harrington Funeral Home. Over the years, Ted and Carolyn also owned mortuaries in McKinney, Frisco and Celina. In 1993, the Dickeys merged their businesses with the Dignity Memorial network. That partnership has allowed them to continue serving their friends and neighbors.

    Ted has a firm commitment to giving back to the community. In 1971, he incorporated Plano Sports Authority, which became the umbrella organization for Little League sports in Plano and surrounding communities. He coached youth sports for many years and taught anatomy in the Plano Independent School District (PISD). He served the PISD in the capacity of school board trustee for multiple terms. He also was elected as Plano’s justice of the peace and served for multiple terms.

    Carolyn took an active role in establishing organizations such as Service League, The Women’s Division of the Chamber of Commerce and the Plano Junior League. Along the way, Ted and Carolyn raised two sons and added to their family with a daughter-in-law and a granddaughter. They look forward to many more years of service and community involvement.

  • Jennifer Lee Walls

    Manager

    Jennifer moved to the Frisco area in the early 90s after spending her childhood in Denver. She attended the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service and is now a licensed funeral director and embalmer. Her passion has been working with families, focused on providing personalized and memorable services that honor the family's loved one. She has an unwavering commitment to serve each family with the highest standards of integrity and compassion.

    Jennifer is married and has been blessed with a blended family. She has a great passion for music, especially attending outdoor concerts, scuba diving, and college football.

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