Forest Lawn Funeral Home

We are a full-service family owned and operated funeral home ready to serve you.

(713) 991-9000

Providing Funeral Services With Compassion and Integrity

We understand how difficult it is to accept that your loved one has passed away. Making the necessary arrangements with a heavy heart can even be more challenging.

At Forest Lawn Funeral Home in Houston, TX, we will give the support that you need during these trying times. Through our funeral services, we believe that we can help you say goodbye, find closure, and come to terms with the sorrow of losing a beloved.

For the past 60 years, we have been providing personalized support for the members of our community. Serving families of all faiths and cultures, our compassionate staff can answer to all your needs. You can rest easy knowing that we will be here to support you—protecting the faith and trust you have put in us.

Reach out to us today if you want to learn more about our funeral and cremation services. Forest Lawn Funeral Home provides additional discounts for the families whom we have served in the past.

We also offer discounted rates for all veterans, military members, and first responders.

Our Mission

Our commitment is serving your family with dignity and giving you an opportunity to tell the life story of your loved one.

Tom and Sandy

About the Owners

Tom and Elsie Darst founded Forest Lawn Cemetery where it stands today on Almeda Genoa Road in Houston, TX. Mom and Dad Darst and their 10 children thoughtfully created a serene and lush sanctuary for families to remember their loved ones. In 1999, Tom Sr. and Tom Jr. established Forest Lawn Funeral Home across the street from the family cemetery.

Today, continuing the family legacy, Tom Darst still owns and operates Forest Lawn Funeral Home. From a tiny house to the beautifully renovated facility that stands on the same site, Forest Lawn Funeral Home serves this community today with the same dedication to treating everyone like a friend. Tom Jr. and his wife, Sandy, are proud to support families in their time of greatest need with compassion and integrity.


Let us help you honor the memory of your loved ones through meaningful yet affordable funeral plans. We can arrange to have our funeral services conducted at our welcoming funeral chapel, your place of worship, a personal outdoor space, or a venue of your choice. You may contact us to inquire about the following:

  • Traditional Funeral Services and Arrangements
  • Unique and Personalized Services
  • Direct Cremation
  • Memorial Services
  • Ship Outs (International and Domestic)
  • Pre-Payment Plans
  • Pre-Need Funeral Planning
  • Large Selection of Caskets and Urns

We offer affordable rates on all services to meet any budget and you can begin to plan your service with a phone call.

Se habla Español.

Our Staff

Tom and Sandy

Tom and Sandy Darst are the owners and operators of Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Like Tom’s parents, Sandy and Tom work hand in hand to passionately serve the community.



The Rubio Family

“Dear Tom, Melissa and Becky, On behalf of my family, I am writing to express gratitude for your gifts of time, talent and treasure the prayer you created for my father….”


The Maxwell Family

“Dear Tom,
We would like to thank you as a family for all you did to help us get through a difficult time. Your gentle guidance works of compassion and thoughtful stories made a painful and devastating experience more bearable. You gave of yourself with time and a generosity that made grieving customers into friends. Sincerest Gratitude”


Mrs. D.W. Stanley

“To Tom Darst Family and Staff: Thank you for your loving kindness, comfort and support following the sudden loss of our dear D.W. Your professionalism and compassion are greatly appreciated. Thank you.”


The Broussard Family

“Tom Darst and Staff, I wish to express my sincere gratitude to you and your staff for the funeral for my mom. It was so smooth as if it had been planned for months. The whole process was beautiful, and you made it completely stress free. You and your staff are awesome, and I am grateful to you and thank you so much for your kindness to my family. I wish God’s blessing on all your endeavors.”

Contact Us

We sincerely strive to provide services to you as if you are family. If we met your expectations, please acknowledge us on Facebook. If you have concerns, we would love to hear about that too. Please email us directly and we will respond within 24 hours.

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