Learn our story, from the beginning and into the future.
From the Beginning
Arvin Harrell started his college education at Southwest
Texas State University and took a job at Pennington Funeral Home helping out
while he lived in an apartment over the garage.Not only did the job provide a place for him to live, but it birthed in
him a passion for serving in the funeral industry that has passed down to
another generation.Mr. Harrell
graduated from San Antonio College of Mortuary Science receiving his funeral
director's license and began working for Jimmy Clay at Wilke Clay
Funeral Home in 1961.It was there he
met his bride Patsy Washburn Harrell.In 1963,
Arvin joined Weed Corley Funeral Home progressing to Assistant Manager and then later moving to Wilke Clay Funeral Home and becoming part owner of the Funeral Home in 1976.
Harrell Funeral Home is Born
It was during his
employment at Wilke Clay that Arvin decided he wanted to build his own funeral
homes. In 1983 the birth of Harrell Funeral Home began with the Austin
location being constructed.The funeral home opened on February 4, 1984 on Frontier Trail. Three years later, the
Dripping Springs location opened on the corner of Ranch Rd. 12 and Highway 290
West.The new Harrell Chapel added beauty and grace to the Dripping Springs Community as the remodeled former First Methodist Church Sanctuary. It put into action Harrell's goal of bringing to the Dripping Springs area the same personalized, considerate service it has known in Austin. Harrell Funeral Home in Dripping
Springs remained on that corner for 22 years and then was relocated to Hwy 290 West and Heritage Drive in October 2008 to
more fully serve the needs of the growing community West of Austin.Harrell Funeral Home in Kyle was established in
2008 to meet the quickly expanding needs of families located south of Austin in the Buda and Kyle communities.
Continuing An Established Legacy
It was always Arvin's dream to
help people and treat them like family when they were going through some of
the most difficult times. Today, Jason and Patsy Harrell are continuing the legacy at
Harrell Funeral Home in honor of Arvin Harrell.The tradition established and dream once envisioned has now come to full
fruition.It is their pleasure to
serve your family during the difficult times that you face.They consider it an honor that you would choose
Harrell Funeral Home to walk alongside you and promise to make the journey as peaceful as
possible.While they cannot change the
path that has brought you here, they can help lead you forward with a gentle,
guiding hand, and compassionate care through each step of the process.They want your loved one to be remembered and
treasured, and for you to look back on the experience and be able to celebrate
the life they lived in its entirety, even till the end.Whether you see the service as the end of one
chapter or the beginning of another, here at Harrell you will find Where Love
Because Family-Owned Makes A Difference. We are the Largest Family-Owned Funeral Home in Austin.
Devoted to Meeting Your Needs... Not Stockholders.
we can only accomplish our mission as a family-owned business that
is not governed by the beliefs and values of a corporate entity. We know being
family owned makes a difference in how we can serve you. Today, being family owned
is rare in the funeral home industry. More frequently, family and
independently-owned homes are being bought and operated by large national
Harrell Funeral Home is the largest family owned funeral home serving in Austin
and the surrounding areas. We promise to remain independently owned so that our
success is not measured outside our community by stockholders, but instead is
measured here by the families we are currently serving and will serve in the
generations to come.
Devoted to Growing the Best... Not Biggest Funeral Home.
devoted to growing the best, not the biggest, funeral home in Austin. We
define the best as one with the opportunity to invest in long-term
relationships and not stockholders. A business focused on meeting the
community’s needs in which we live and serve. Our investment is not built
around profit margins; it is measured by the relationships that are
Devoted to See You Through... Even After the Funeral is Over...
funeral is over, and everyone has gone home, we are still here for you. Our
commitment is to continue to walk beside you and help you complete the
necessary tasks that are associated with the loss of life. We are the only
funeral home in Austin that will continue to walk with you before, during, and
after the funeral is over. We want to be remembered as a place that loved you well.
Meet Our Staff.
Our Most Valuable Asset.
"We feel our staff is our most valuable asset. We hire extraordinary
people with a gift for sharing in the feelings of those they are serving. The
qualities we treasure in our employees are not easily measured by corporate
standards. Instead, the value our employees bring is experienced in every moment
as we escort families along the path that death brings. Our home is a place where love
lives on in spite of death and is experienced through the kind and
heartfelt actions of our employees. We hope to touch your life as we help you celebrate how your loved one touched the lives of others." Jason Harrell