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Starrett Funeral Home
425 S. Church Street,
Paris, TX 75460
Starrett Funeral Home
425 S. Church Street
Paris, TX US
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LICENSED STAFF At Starrett Funeral Home not only do you meet with licensed directors who adhere to the highest standard of ethical practices, ours is the only funeral home in Paris where you meet with the owner. He is committed to ensuring that all of your needs are met and that every detail of service is attended to. His commitment to the community and genuine compassion toward families are but a few of the characteristics that makes this firm a shining example of caring, personal service.
At Starrett Funeral Home not only do you meet with licensed directors who adhere to the highest standard of ethical practices, ours is the only funeral home in Paris where you meet with the owner. He is committed to ensuring that all of your needs are met and that every detail of service is attended to. His commitment to the community and genuine compassion toward families are but a few of the characteristics that makes this firm a shining example of caring, personal service.
|Arvin Starrett, CFSP, Licensed Director, Owner|
Toll Free Phone: 800-993-4333
Office Phone: 903-784-4333
Arvin has been a funeral director in the Paris area for nearly thirty years and is President and owner of Starrett Funeral Home. Arvin attended Baptist Bible College, Springfield, Missouri, then completed his studies at Southwest Missouri State University. He is a graduate of the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service, where he was named a member of the Pi Sigma Eta honors fraternity, and is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in the states of Texas and Oklahoma. He formerly served as a clinical instructor for the Dallas Institute, who honored him with a Distinguished Service Award in 2004.
A past-president of the East Texas Funeral Directors Association, he was named East Texas Funeral Director of the year in 2001. He served on the Board of Directors and the Executive Board of the Texas Funeral Directors Association, Austin, Texas, then represented the State of Texas for three terms as a member of the Policy Board of the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) in Brookfield, Wisconsin. He was then elected to serve on the nine-member Executive Board of NFDA, which guides the organization of over 22,000 members. He currently represents NFDA on the National Spokesperson Team, the international voice of funeral service. Arvin has been featured in The San Francisco Chronicle, The Dallas Morning News, The Kansas City Tribune, The San Antonio Express-News, USAToday, and many other national publications; he has appeared on numerous television programs, and has been a featured presenter on National Public Radio's "Marketplace." Arvin was named the Texas Chairman of the World War II Memorial project and was honored to represent funeral service as a VIP at the formal dedication of the memorial in Washington, DC. He is a member of the Fundraising Resources Advisory Board of the American Cancer Society, Atlanta, Georgia, is a past member of the Liaison Advisory Board of the Foundation of Thanatology, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY, and a past member of the Funeral Director Advisory Board of Fortis, Inc. Arvin is a member of the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC), the Funeral Ethics Association, TFDA's Quarter Century Club, and a former member of the British Institute of Embalmers. Arvin is a member of the American Society of Embalmers and an active member of the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice, a national certification organization for funeral service practitioners. He was elected to a six-year appointment on the Academy Board of Trustees in 2006, and in 2010 was elected President of the organization, to serve through 2012.
Giving of himself to the Paris community he serves as Organist for the First United Methodist Church and is a member and past-president of the Greater Paris Rotary Club. He was named a Paul Harris Fellow with Rotary International, is the recipient of four Distinguished Service Citations, and was named Rotarian of the Year in 1994. He served as a board and executive board member of the Paris Area Arts Alliance, and was a member of the Development Council of the former McCuistion Regional Medical Center as well as a member of the advisory board of the Ella C. McFadden Hospice. He served on the Fine Arts Advisory Board of Paris Junior College and served the City of Paris as the first chairman of the Paris Historic Preservation Commission, a position he held for ten years. Arvin is an active member of the steering committee of Visionaries in Preservation, a commissioner with the Lamar County Historical Commission, a member of the steering committee of the Red River Valley Veterans Memorial, and sits on the board of directors of the Friends of the Maxey House. In 2010 Arvin was named to a three-year term on the board of directors of Lamar County United Way.
|Marcus Roden, Funeral Director|
Office Phone: 903.784.4333
|Paul Gene Roden, Funeral Director|
Office Phone: 903.784.4333
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