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

Located 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

Urn outside on table with flowers around it Not 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

At 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

We 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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Express your sympathy with flowers & gifts

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Unable to find an obituary?

Not finding what you are looking for? Search for your loved one's obituary across any of our Washelli locations.

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Remember the one you love

Honor the memory of your loved one with cemetery flower placement. You choose the flowers. You choose the months. We do the rest..

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Unable to find an obituary?

Not finding what you are looking for? Search for your loved one's obituary across any of our other locations.

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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.

"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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February 2022

"The team as Scanio Harper was simply amazing. They paid attention to every detail and took care of everything for us. I really feel like David took the time to get to know my mother and the things she enjoyed and brought those personalized touches to the programs, name cards, memory book. Everything was just perfect. The staff even delivered al

l of the leftover flowers from the memorial service to my house. This is the third funeral I have worked with Scanio Harper on, and they have always taken such good care of me, my family and our loved ones. If/when the need ever arises again, I know I will trust them to take care of everything. I cannot thank the staff here enough!"

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February 2022

"the staff was very comforting and sympathetic to our every need. they took time to help us in answering any questions that we had. We were not rushed in any way. they went over every step of how the service would be handled and called to confirm that this is what we wanted on the service, the obits and the paid obit. We were very pleased with t

heir services in every way."

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