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In 1970, Ted and Carolyn Dickey moved to Plano, Texas, bought Harrington Funeral Home, changed the name to Ted Dickey Funeral Home, and quickly earned a reputation for providing caring funeral, burial, cremation and cemetery services to a diverse, multicultural population.

Although traditions and customs have changed during the decades we've been in business, our commitment to helping people through one of the most challenging stages of life has remained the same. Ted Dickey Funeral Home stands for compassionate, professional and personal service. We have the expertise to deliver local burial and cremation options as well as to transport loved ones to funeral homes and cemeteries across North America.

Life well celebrated

Lobby at Ted Dickey Funeral HomeOur mission is to help families create personalized celebrations honoring loved ones. This approach keeps us open to traditional religious rites as well as highly personalized contemporary gatherings. That means that whether you want a basic cremation with a scattering in a personally meaningful place, a funeral in our cozy chapel with cemetery burial nearby, 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 that.

Want an afternoon ice cream social? Or maybe an evening wine and cheese gathering is a better fit. Were you thinking of a mariachi band, a taco bar and tiny potted succulents as mementos? If you can imagine it, we can make it happen.

Friendly service, helpful benefits

Reception room at Ted Dickey Funeral HomeTed Dickey Funeral Home on 18th Street—like our second location, Ted Dickey West Funeral Home, situated off the President George Bush Turnpike—is a member of the Dignity Memorial® network of obituary, funeral, burial, cremation and cemetery service providers. When you choose us, you not only receive the warm, friendly care of a locally operated establishment, but also the value and benefits you deserve by way of the largest group of funeral providers in North America.

Here for our community

Proud to serve our community, Ted Dickey 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.

Please contact us if you need immediate assistance or would like more information about our services.  


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

Furniture store 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.

Funeral home establishment and expansion

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. They changed the name to Ted Dickey Funeral Home and began establishing themselves as valuable neighbors and partners in the business 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.

Serving the community

Today, Ted Dickey Funeral Home and Ted Dickey West Funeral Home are members of the Dignity Memorial® network of obituary, funeral, burial, cremation and cemetery service providers. 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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At Dignity Memorial, we take our promises seriously. That’s why we offer a 100% service guarantee. We strive to get every detail right the first time, every time. If for some reason we don’t and you’re dissatisfied with any aspect of your service, we will remedy it quickly and fully. Learn about our Dignity Difference benefits.

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Verified Customer Reviews

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.

"Staff are friendly and accommodating"

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October 2020

"Absolutely guided our family through a difficult time with incredible professionalism, care, and personal attention. The presence of Ted Dickey was a pillar of support in a time in which we needed that more than ever."

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August 2020

"from meeting Victor on the phone to the grave side, everything went great."

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Burial & Memorial Service Customer

August 2020

"Javier was very easy to work with in making all the decisions for the services we had to plan. There was a service at the graveside out of state and everything worked out fine. The main funeral service was in Plano, TX at Prestonwood Baptist Church instead of the chapel at the funeral home which allowed us to have more people in attendance due to the COVID restrictions. I appreciated they had the technology to make updating their website with the obituary and slideshow straightforward and I can maintain it myself point forward. Javier was always very prompt to answer any and all emails/phone calls during this very busy and difficult time."

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Burial & Memorial Service Customer

June 2020

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  • Dallas Funeral Home Manager -  Ted Dickey West Funeral Home

    Kristine K Reed

    General Manager
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    Javier A Hernandez

    Funeral Director
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    Ted L Dickey

  • Jennifer Walls

    Jennifer Lee Clapp

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