Family-owned funeral homes in Flower Mound, Lewisville deliver personal touch

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Flower Mound Family Funeral Home opened in 2003. (Kaushiki Roy/Community Impact Newspaper)

Flower Mound Family Funeral Home opened in 2003. (Kaushiki Roy/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Cecil Dalton owns the Dalton & Son Funeral Home in Lewisville as well as the Flower Mound Family Funeral Home in Flower Mound. (Kaushiki Roy/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The Dalton & Son Funeral Home ambulance, in service during the late 1960s and 1970s, was equipped with a resuscitator, oxygen and a two-way radio. (Courtesy Dalton & Son Funeral Home/Community Impact)
In an industry where nearly 11% of funeral homes in the U.S. were owned by publicly traded corporations as of 2019, according to the National Funeral Directors Association, Dalton & Son Funeral Home is providing the personalized touch of a three-generation-old family-owned and -operated business.

The original Dalton & Son Funeral Home opened in 1969 with Cecil Dalton and his son Bill Dalton at the helm. It offered complete funeral and ambulance services, which was common in the 1960s and 1970s. The ambulance was even equipped with a resuscitator, oxygen and a two-way radio.

Nowadays, the ambulance is gone, but the full in-house service remains, from mortuary service to embalming to cremation.

Dalton & Son has been handed down to its third generation. Son of Bill and grandson to Cecil Dalton, the younger Cecil Dalton is a life-long resident of Lewisville. He graduated from Lewisville High School in 1985 and from the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service in 1986. He became a licensed funeral director in 1987.

“I worked for my dad, but then he sold the business to a big corporation in Dallas,” he said. “I worked for them for about six, seven years and decided I didn’t want the corporate life, so I came out here.”


In 2003, Dalton opened Flower Mound Family Funeral Home. It features a large, low fireplace in the lobby. The goal is to make the funeral home feel like a real home, the website said.

But a year after he opened the new location, the corporation that owned the original Dalton & Son Funeral Home came to Dalton looking to sell.

“I had actually tried to buy the funeral home from them before I even started [the Flower Mound] location, and they told me, ‘No,'” Dalton said. “The stock market had crashed, and now they had to start selling off some assets to pay down debt. That’s how I ended up with two funeral homes.”

That family touch that comes from a smaller funeral home matters, he said. With corporate funeral homes, people meet with somebody one day, but come back the next day to someone different. At the funeral itself, there is someone different all over again.

“With a family business there’s a through line that’s important,” Dalton said. “Especially the family touch in general is so much more important than people realize. Are you going to get better service out of a family-owned funeral home than your average corporate? Yeah.”

Dalton & Son Funeral Home, 1550 N. Stemmons Freeway, Lewisville 972-436-6511 www.daltonandson.com

Flower Mound Family Funeral Home, 3550 Firewheel Drive, Flower Mound 972-436-6513 www.daltonandson.com

Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.–4 p.m., closed Sunday


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