About

In 1997, members of the Harper family and Philip Scanio established Scanio-Harper Funeral Home and built a new facility to serve the families of Central Texas.

Davis Harper, the previous funeral director in charge, was a fourth generation Temple funeral director whose great grandfather opened his first funeral home in downtown Temple in 1911. His grandfather and father opened their funeral home in Temple in 1964. Davis Harper retired in 2010 and died in 2017.

Philip Scanio worked for Davis’ father and then continued in funeral service in North Texas until 1975 when he began his career in insurance.

In 2019, Scanio-Harper Funeral Home became a member of the Dignity Memorial ® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery services providers.

Traditional and contemporary funeral services in Temple, Texas

Capilla en Scanio-Harper Funeral HomeLocated on Airport Road, Scanio-Harper Funeral Home is designed and decorated to create calm and provide comfort, it serves people from all walks of life and all faiths.  

When you first meet with a Scanio-Harper funeral director, we'll ask questions about your loved one: what he liked to do, what she cherished, how he thought about the world, or how she liked to spend time. You can inspire us with a memory of your loved one, a hobby that grew into a passion, a favorite music genre or a signature style. From reading to running, gardening to gospel, prize-winning horses to prize-winning pies, we take the things that mattered most to your loved one and work to gracefully weave them together to create a personal and heartfelt memorial.

We'll also help you write an obituary, create a multimedia tribute video for the service and assist you in choosing music.

Cremation services

Signature Dedication at Brevard Memorial Funeral Home & ParkNot everyone knows that there are many cremation options. If you are interested in this increasingly common decision, the funeral home team can explain the process and different choices. From a direct cremation without a memorial service to a witness cremation or a full funeral service before or after the cremation, we help you understand this option and will handle all of the cremation arrangements.

A loved one's urn or ashes may be picked up at the funeral home, or we can deliver them to your home in person or by mail.

Planning ahead

How to Plan a Memorial ServiceAt Scanio-Harper, we also recognize that funeral arrangements and associated expenses can be overwhelming. In addition to assisting during a time of immediate need, our funeral directors specialize in working with families to plan ahead. By preparing in advance, you provide a sense of relief, peace of mind and comfort for your loved ones while ensuring your wishes are met and your budget is maintained. A complimentary planning guide is also available with no obligation.

Here for you

Sitting area at Scanio-Harper Funeral HomeWe know that losing a loved one is an emotional and challenging experience, and our mission at Scanio-Harper is to alleviate as much stress as possible. By devoting ourselves to the utmost care and attention at the time of need, providing important grief resources, and sharing the benefits of planning ahead, we've built lasting relationships and earned our community's trust.

We offer a full range of cremation and funeral services that are affordable to all families. We can arrange for services locally, nationally and internationally. Our experience and dedication ensure that every detail of the service you select will be performed according to your wishes.

You are welcome to call us any time of the day, any day of the week, for immediate assistance. Arrangements can be made in person or by phone or email. We also invite you to come in to tour the funeral home and meet our associates. We're honored to help your family at a time of loss or to help pre-plan a funeral or cremation in Temple.

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Ratings & Reviews

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.

"The staff at Scanio-Harper are exceptional. My Mom always spoke highly of them over the years that she was planning her funeral and our personal experience was wonderful. Keith listened to our wants, walked us through all the details and provided guidance when needed. During our time of grief, he made the process easy. I would recommend Scanio-

Harper to anyone requiring their services."

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July 2022

"David provided exceptional care and attention to detail in every way. We were extremely happy with the services provided. He reached out on the family's behalf to take care of details we didn't even know we needed. We would be happy to recommend Scanio-Harper to family and friends and plan to use their services when needed in the future."

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July 2022

"Very pleased with all interactions from initial visit through the service for our loved one. It was a sad time, but having everything handled well, helped so much. Thank you, David Blank and Scanio - Harper."

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May 2022

"This was the second time I've used Scanio-Harper in seven months. We have experienced nothing but professionalism and genuine care during our grieving. David, our funeral director, was outstanding in making us feel comfortable and in helping us sort out the options. He also made both of my parents look amazing. As people of color, having someone kn

ow how to apply makeup on our skin tone is something that concerns us. David absolutely knocked it out of the park. We felt strongly that we made our parents proud in their send offs, and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend David and the team."

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