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Vernon C. Wagner Funeral Homes have provided funeral and cremation services since 1954. Our Plainview, New York, location opened in 1985 in response to the growing Hicksville and Plainview communities.

An experienced and professional staff

We believe that the service we provide is only as good as the people providing it. At Vernon C. Wagner Funeral Homes, our experienced and well-trained associates provide sincere compassion and tireless service to each Plainview and Hicksville family whom we serve. Each member of our team is dedicated to upholding the highest standards of our business.

Involved in the Plainview and Hicksville community

Our associates are actively involved in many service organizations and are members of many state and national professional associations. Community involvement helps our associates be aware of and sensitive to the Plainview and Hicksville families we serve. Additionally, it encourages them to provide better service to the community.

To further these aims, our associates attend continuing education classes and seminars in both the funeral home and at locations across the nation. By bettering themselves, our team can better serve those in need and give the support that is so necessary to help families cope with the loss of a loved one.

WHV 2020 - Level 4We honor veterans

At Vernon C. Wagner Funeral Homes, we understand the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families. As a Level Four Founding Community Partner with We Honor Veterans, we are honored to serve our nation’s heroes and take this responsibility seriously. We have taken steps to ensure our staff is knowledgeable of all the benefits available to military veterans and their families.

In addition, we host community events annually in honor of our veterans and work closely with local veterans organizations. 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.

Our service speaks for itself

At Vernon C. Wagner Funeral Homes, our motto is "Our Service Speaks for Itself." To uphold this important slogan, we constantly strive to provide the best service possible in order to help you get through every aspect of this difficult and emotional experience.

We are proud to be a member of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers. When you choose Vernon C. Wagner Funeral Homes, you not only receive the compassionate care you expect from a Plainview establishment but also the value you deserve from the largest and most trusted network of funeral, cremation and memorialization providers.

Our beautiful facility is located at 644 Old Country Road. Please contact us if you need immediate assistance or would like more information about our funeral, cremation and memorial services.

History

The story of Vernon C. Wagner Funeral Homes begins in the coal mining region of Pennsylvania, where our eponymous founder’s teenage classmate was killed in a motorcycle accident. The poor restoration job on Vernon Wagner’s friend inspired him to do a better job in the business of caregiving.

After serving in the Navy during World War II, Vernon went to American Academy McAllister Institute and became a licensed New York funeral director. In 1954, he and his wife, Alice, purchased the white house on the corner of Old Country Road and Jerusalem Avenue in Hicksville, New York. It was part of the estate of Dr. Shea, but for years it had been a rooming house. Vernon opened the business in August of that year after consolidating with the Mowen Funeral Home, one of the 3 funeral homes in Hicksville.

The business expands

When the funeral home opened in 1954, it performed a mere 15 services in its first year. By 1979—25 years later—the business was performing an astounding 200 services per year. The Hicksville location underwent many renovations, remodels and expansions throughout the years, and in 1985, Vernon’s son, Bill Wagner, opened a 2nd location in Plainview on Old Country Road.

A tradition of compassion and care

Since our founding days more than a half-century ago, we have upheld our philosophy of giving professional service with compassion and care to all those suffering the loss of a loved one. We take pride in the fact that we have maintained that philosophy for more than 60 years and can continue to offer the people of the Hicksville and Plainview area thoughtful and dignified funeral arrangements according to their needs and desires in a modern, spacious and caring environment.

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Since 2005, many of our customers have taken the time to tell us how we did each year via our Voice of the Customer program. Our star ratings and comments from families come directly from these surveys.

"The staff here are all very compassionate and helpful. They go out of their way to make sure all of your needs are being met. The photo package is a must. Your uploaded photos are turned into a slide show during the wake. You will receive the pictures on a DVD and a few weeks later, receive a photo book of all the memories. Such a special keepsake.

I would highly recommend this funeral home."

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"Loved one did not look like herself at all. Was very shocking."

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August 2022

"The experience received was exceptional. Getting dad to arrive in New York and getting him dressed so that I could see him prior to the schedule viewing was awesome. Thank you for servicing my love one."

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December 2021

"The cosmetic people at Vernon C Wagner went above their duty. In the nursing home at the end of my moms life she didn't look like she did in life. When we went to the viewing the 1st day my mother looked like she did years ago. Excellent work."

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