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James B. Earthman Sr. began his funeral firm in 1889 with a commitment to a high standard of service. Throughout our 125-plus-year history, we’ve continued to lead and innovate while maintaining that standard. Earthman Southwest Funeral Home upholds our founder's heritage and commitment to providing Sugar Land, Missouri City and surrounding areas with the finest funeral and cremation services.

A modern funeral home

Lobby at Earthman Southwest Funeral HomeOur contemporary funeral home has a large chapel and plenty of room for gathering with friends and family. Should you wish to host coffee and tea, wine and cheese or even lunch or dinner, we can handle food and beverage catering. Because we know that each life is different and every family is unique, our funeral home team is trained to listen carefully and help you design a one-of-a-kind funeral or memorial service.

Personalized funerals

At Earthman Southwest Funeral Home, we pride ourselves on creating events that truly celebrate you or your loved one. Whether you are seeking a simple cremation service with close family and friends, a traditional funeral service with a catered reception or an imaginative Life Well Celebrated ® event complete with a live band, favorite foods, and funeral favors, we take care of every detail. We are here to help you and your family celebrate a life like no other.

From scrapbooking to sailboats, guitars to games, Texas baseball to Texas bluebonnets, we take the things that mattered to someone and string them together to create a singular, heartfelt memorial.

Comfort and value

Sitting area at Earthman Southwest Funeral HomeAs a member of the Dignity Memorial® network, Earthman Southwest Funeral Home gives you not only the warm, familiar attention you expect from a locally operated business but also the value you deserve by way of the largest network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers in North America.

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History

James Bradshaw Earthman Sr. was a blacksmith and livery service provider in Taylor, Texas. The town of Taylor purchased a horse-drawn hearse, and as proprietor of the livery stable, James was frequently asked by the townspeople to assist with their funeral needs. Beginning in 1889, providing funeral services became James's full-time profession.

In 1904, James and his friend, railroad surveyor J.C. McCarty, moved to Houston and established the Earthman and McCarty Undertaking Company at 715 Main Street. The company prospered and, in 1924, moved to 2420 Fannin Street. After Mr. McCarty’s death, the company became J.B. Earthman Company.

A pioneering family

After James' death in 1931, his son, James B. "J.B." Earthman Jr., a graduate of St. Thomas High School and Rice University, left his successful architectural career to manage the company. His wife, Blanche Bastien Earthman, assisted with the daily operation of the business and was one of the first women in Texas to become a licensed funeral director.

J.B. was a pioneer in funeral planning, founding a burial insurance company in the 1930s. Together, J.B. and Blanche built Earthman Funeral Directors & Cemeteries into one of the largest family-owned and operated funeral companies in the United States. Their children and grandchildren continued to manage and expand the business, adding new locations throughout the community.

A lasting legacy

James B. Earthman Sr. began with a commitment to a high standard of service, and throughout our history, we’ve continued to lead and innovate while maintaining that standard. Everyone at Earthman Southwest Funeral Home is proud to uphold his heritage and commitment to our community.

Today, we are a member of the Dignity Memorial® network, the largest group of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers in North America.

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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.

"We don't like to think of funerals and that's understandable. I have to say that dignity and Cassie made every step of the process manageable. The way they handled the arrangements was completely aligned with my expectations of a true celebration of life. Can thank Cassie and staff enough"

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July 2022

"The compassion and patience this team at the Earthman Funeral Home has is tremendous and just what a mourning family needs, in order to arrange the services of their loved one. I couldn't have done it without their help. A special thanks to Cassie for going above and beyond."

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May 2022

"Pre-planning the funeral experience was an excellent way to relieve stress when a loved one finally passed from this earthly life. Major decisions can be made without the fear you might forget something when you don't have to be rushed. All the final arrangements include beautiful products that become cherished memories of services provided by Eart

hman Southwest Funeral Home. Personnel and other representatives at Dignity Earthman Southwest were very accommodating for family needs and requests. My Family and I highly recommend Dignity Earthman Southwest Funeral Home for all your final preparations at the loss of a loved one."

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April 2022

"This funeral home took care of both my parents 15 years apart. Both times their service was absolutely superb. Very caring, informative, patient and kind. Absolutely no pressure to buy one thing over another. You can't go wrong here."

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