History & Staff
We have many years of experience caring for families from all walks of life. As leaders in the industry, families know they can count on us to provide them with the comfort they need when they need it the most.
Why Choose Us?
Learn The Legacy
Founded in 1925 as a beautifully landscaped park northeast of downtown Dallas, Restland Funeral Home & Memorial Park is proud of the reputation we’ve built on quality, sincerity and trust with services that celebrate and honor the life of every individual. As the largest funeral home and cemetery in the southwest, Restland features three stunning chapels, which have all undergone recent renovations and upgrades to ensure the comfort of all family and guests and to provide the latest technology offerings, including live streaming for family and friends who can’t be there in person.
Our Memorial Chapel was remodeled in 2017 to reflect a modern, state-of-the-art design. It offers seating for 250 guests plus overflow seating in the foyer. Our non-denominational, non-sectarian chapel, Wildwood Chapel, is located within the heart of Restland Cemetery and offers families a beautiful, intimate setting for funeral and memorial services. Built in 1942, Wildwood Chapel was constructed to resemble a typical countryside chapel and is our most requested chapel for gatherings of 75 people or less. Abbey Chapel was constructed in the late 1950s from the large marble and copper dome building that was once the main entrance to the cemetery; and is an ideal setting for funeral and memorial services of 90 guests or less.
Our state-of-the-art George Young Care Center & Crematory was constructed in 2013 and is known for its contemporary and modern design. The care center is staffed 24 hours a day to ensure we’re here for you when you need us. Within the George Young Care Center is our onsite crematory that ensures loved ones remain in our care. The crematory also offers a beautiful witness area for those who wish to be there for the cremation.
While located in Dallas, the expansive park like setting provides a beautifully secluded sanctuary to memorialize your loved ones. The cemetery provides special sections for various religions, veterans, and infants and children.
Jesse Crowe and Jerome Speikes were extremely helpful in helping take care of arrangements for my Mother. I was most grateful to the pastor, Dr. Michael Waco, and the piano player who's name escapes me, but who's playing that day was some of the most beautiful I had ever heard considering the venue. They did a great job in a time when my brother and I... Read MoreDanny H.
Went to put flowers on my mothers grave and to see if the headstone had been raised per my second request. Not only had the stone not been raised but it had been damaged and the flanges of the vase had been broken off making the vase unusable. Upon my complaint Tom DeLozier took me to the gravesite so he could see the damage. After inspecting he obtained a... Read MoreRandy R.
What a wonderful staff! Thank you for all your help. The Family of Arthur and Dorothy Taylor.Debbie R.
Who We Are
Deric C Walker
General Manager of Funeral OperationsRead Bio
As a leader in the funeral services industry for 23 years, Deric has brought dignity, respect, professionalism and traditional values to everything he does.
He manages daily operations for the funeral home, and works hard to exceed families’ expectations by overseeing our staff and promoting their professional growth.
“I love the funeral industry, the difference in service that offers peace of mind,” Deric says. “It’s more than a job, more than a career. It’s my calling.”
General Manager of Cemetery OperationsRead Bio
Mike began his career in the funeral profession in 1989 in his hometown of Kemp, Texas. After graduating from the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service in 1992 Mike became a licensed funeral director and embalmer. Over the course of 25 years Mike worked as a funeral director and was eventually promoted as Funeral Home Manager and ultimately General Manager of the locations that he began his professional career. Mike became General Manager of Restland Cemetery in 2015 and has been privileged to work with the professional staff of Restland overseeing daily cemetery operations. “Treating every family as if it were my own, delivering compassionate care to the many families that Restland is honored to serve and the overall passion of helping others in need are personal rewards to me”. Mike enjoys the outdoors, hunting, fishing and camping and any type of family time and activities. Mike and his wife Lori have 3 children, Taylor, Dylan and Alyssa as well as one grandson, Luke Dawson Kephart.
Sales ManagerRead Bio
Chad Pritchett is a native Texan, born and raised in Cayuga, TX. He received a Bachelor’s in Science degree in Environmental and Natural Resource studies from Texas State University and he studied Business Administration, earning his MBA at the University of Redlands in San Diego, CA. Chad started his career in the Death Care Industry at Greenwood Memorial Park in San Diego, CA in 2011 as a Community Service Sales Manager. Chad is passionate about serving the community with much needed awareness and education on the importance of pre-need funeral and cemetery arrangements. In 2014, Chad transferred with Dignity Memorial to the Dallas / Fort Worth Market where he worked as a Family Service Sales Manager and Market Sales Manager. Chad excelled in both Community Service and Family Service and earned increased responsibilities and promotions throughout his career. In his free time, Chad enjoys spending time with his partner, Gary and their son, Alex. Grateful for the opportunity to serve others, Chad is thankful for being provided the opportunity to with the North Star Memorial Group Team and to contribute to the rich legacy of Restland Cemetery and Funeral Home.