History & Staff
We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.
When we sit down with a family, we have just one goal: to create a fitting, memorable and affordable service for their loved one. Together, we explore the wide variety of services and products available, as well as a wealth of creative ideas and suggestions.
Together, we'll design a memorial or funeral service that suits their needs now, and in the future. Families who come to us know that years from now, they will have deep peace-of-mind because in coming to us, they've done their best to honor their loved one.
On November 10, 1933, burial services were held for Mr. M. J. Pendergrass at Oak Grove Memorial Park, marking the beginning of honored and continued years of continuous service to the families of Irving and surrounding communities. For nearly a year, prior to then, two men from Grand Prairie, J. D. Fowler and J. H. Turner, had been busily engaged in developing slightly over twelve acres of land on East Irving Blvd. into a cemetery.
As Irving grew, so did Oak Grove. In 1955, experienced cemeterians took over the operation of the cemetery. Then, in early 1959, a lot owners association was chartered by the state. The new association took over the assets of the cemetery and in 1960, built Oak Grove Garden Mausoleum, a 324-crypt structure for above ground entombment.
Then in 1970, a new concept of burial was introduced. The Garden of Faith was developed into lawn crypts with a complete drainage system installed beneath all crypts.
Through the years, thousands of Irvingites have been buried at Oak Grove. A stroll through the grounds will reveal such pioneer names as Brown, Lucas, Story, Britain, Voirin, Sublet......to mention only a few.
Oak Grove's perpetual care trust is managed by Comerica Bank, NA. This fund was started with less than $20,000. Currently, our PC account is valued in excess of $2,000,000. These funds are irrevocable. Only the earnings can be used for the cost of care and upkeep of the cemetery.
Our Valued Staff
D. Aaron King, President / Funeral Director
Rick Gaines, Vice President
Ron Alexander, Vice President / Office Manager
Teresa Villasenor, Saturday Staff