Our Story

Mission Park Funeral Homes in San Antonio: Caring for Families Since 1907

Mission Park Funeral Chapels & Cemeteries is defined by the commitment and compassion of family service since 1907. We believe in personal attention and uncompromised quality, and are very proud of our traditions, facilities and the personal services that we provide.
This commitment has created a reputation that grows stronger in the San Antonio area each year, making us proud as we look back on our history, and for the future, with great pride and respect.

Serving all faiths and cultures, our Funeral Chapels & Cemeteries provide beautiful oasis, both in times of need, and subsequent memorial and “remembering.”

Whether you are planning how to help your loved ones remember you, memorializing someone special in your life, or joining us for holiday events like Easter or Memorial Day, we invite you to come to Mission Park. We provide a full range of cremation and traditional funeral services, at competitive prices.

You will find many answers to your questions in our Mission Park website, about dealing with loss in general, and our services in particular. If you have any questions, we are always here to help, 24 hours a day/7 days a week. Please do not hesitate to call on us.

Learn the legacy.

1907

 Will H. Chambers, an architect and builder by trade, purchases scenic rolling property adjacent to Mission Espada and the San Antonio River on the South Side of San Antonio as a wedding present to his wife, Clara Mahone Chambers.

Will H. Chambers opens Mission Burial Park, the first perpetual care cemetery in the state of Texas. It is now the oldest family owned cemetery in San Antonio.

1917

 Concern over the deteriorating condition of Espada Dam (built by Spanish Missionaries in the 1730s) prompts Will Chambers to have Mission Park workers repair the structure in the San Antonio River.

1959

 Mission Park purchases property in far northern Bexar County adjacent to land that years later will become The Dominion, a prominent and exclusive residential area.

1960

Mission North Cemetery opens in far north Bexar County. To dedicate the property, a family gives permission to relocate their loved one’s remains from Mission Burial Park South mausoleum onto the grounds of Mission Burial Park North for the first burial.

Mission Park acquires Lockehill Cemetery on the site of an old stagecoach stop. This cemetery has historical significance with burials dating back to the early 1800’s. As a result of this addition Mission Park’s legacy is secured in San Antonio as the largest privately owned cemetery in Texas and the Southwest.

1965

 June 25: Mission Funeral Chapel South opens at Mission Burial Park South, the first funeral home-cemetery combination in South Texas. The goal is to provide families with an unparalleled level of service, one phone call, one location, for all their funeral and cemetery arrangements.

1970

Mission Park introduces the first six-door vehicle designed to keep families together for the ride to the cemetery. Which is now industry standard and used as the official Funeral limo.

1978

August: In anticipation of future growth to the northwest sector of San Antonio, another funeral chapel was built. With the addition of Mission Park Funeral Chapels North at Cherry Ridge Dr., Mission Park became the first funeral home to offer their families a choice of more than one location.

1984

Robert D. Tips assumes the role of Chief Executive Officer of Mission Park. Robert Tips acquired the Alamo Funeral Home in San Antonio. This previously family owned funeral chapel integrated well into the Mission park family. Complete renovations of the facility included the two chapel for funeral services. Alamo Funeral Home is centrally located in historic downtown.
Tips purchases the Alamo Funeral Home funeral home in San Antonio and incorporates it into the Mission Park family.

Mr. Tips starts MTM Life Insurance Company, offering insurance for families who want to pre-arrange their funerals and guarantee the cost of their funerals for the future.

1988

Mission Park purchases Davis Funeral Home (est. 1946), a small family-owned company that primarily served the community of Rosenberg, TX.

Mission Park purchases Greenlawn Memorial Park (est. 1953) in Rosenberg, TX. It includes a perpetual care cemetery and mausoleum.

1991

Following the successful model of pairing funeral homes with cemeteries, Mission Park invests in a new funeral home building on the grounds of the Greenlawn Memorial Park and relocates Davis Funeral Home, renaming the new property Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Chapel, Cemetery & Mausoleum.

The new, state-of-the-art facility serves the entire Fort Bend County area (Rosenberg, Richmond, Sugar Land)

1997

Mission Park opens Simplicity Funeral Home, as a quality alternative for families who wish to have a memorable service for their loved ones at reduced prices. The chapel is located adjacent to Alamo Funeral Chapels in downtown San Antonio.

1999

Mission Park purchases La Paz Funeral Home.

2001

Mission Retama was opened in 2001 featuring free cemetery property for the veteran and their spouses with the purchase of two pre need funeral plans at any of Mission Park facilities. Mission Retama Cemetery is the only private cemetery is San Antonio that offers the veteran the exact free cemetery benefits available at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery-Property space for two, marker for two, concrete grave liners for two, and interment fees for two at no charge. Retama Cemetery also offers standard burial property, lawn crypts, hillside crypts, and family monument estate areas.

2004

Mission Park purchases four San Antonio funeral firms - Brookehill, Dellcrest, Palm Heights and Oak Hills, expanding the Mission Park family to 9 Funeral Chapels in the San Antonio area.

Robert D. Tips purchases The Fairmount Hotel, a historic boutique property in downtown San Antonio. The central location of the Fairmount, helps ease the stress for families traveling in from out of town, for services at any of Mission Park’s multiple locations.

2006

Mission Park launches an incredibly ambitious plan to open spacious, European-style, new state-of-the-art funeral homes across Bexar County, as well as new cemeteries.

The project is expected to re-invent the funeral industry with innovations such as funeral service webcasts, a focus on weddings and baptisms, large meeting spaces, and full kitchens for special events.

2009

The completion of the Dominion Chapel and Mausoleums at Mission Park Cemetery North is completed and is named, Frederick J. Tips Jr. Chapel, In memory of the Robert D. Tips’ father.

2011

Effective Jan. 1, 2011, San Jose Burial Park, 8235 Mission Road, is operated and maintained by Mission Park Funeral Chapels and Cemeteries.

2012

Dellcrest Funeral Chapel is completely remodeled, including the addition of a Family café for our families comfort.

The Tips Family Legacy continues with the birth of Robert & Peggy Tips

2013

Palm Heights Funeral Chapel is remodeled, including state of the art electronics, two large chapels and a family café.

Mission Park rolls out our new grief support programs, which includes pairing up with Dr. Mark Jones, who offers our families the ability to attend Grief seminars put on by himself and the Liberty Alliance Group.

2014

Mission Funeral Park South and North are both remodeled offering a higher level of comfort to the families we serve.

2016

Mission Park Stone Oak, the first funeral home of its kind in San Antonio, opens its doors. Complete with 10 event rooms, built in kitchens for all catering and service needs, elevated and spacious visitation rooms, state of the art electronics and beautifully decorated and adorned chapels.

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