Thompson Harveson and Cole has served families in Fort Worth since 1911. We are a family-owned, multi-generational funeral home that is committed to providing sound advice and the finest personal service. We can provide and arrange for:

  • full traditional services at our chapel, your church or other facility, or at graveside
  • funeral arrangements with cremation or other personalized options
  • modified services, including transport to or from the local area
  • pre-need funeral plans that are flexible and affordable
  • community-outreach events to churches, civic organizations, and community support groups


We understand the importance of dealing with people you know and trust. For more than a century, we have built mutually-supportive relationships with generations of Fort Worth citizens. We are committed to local ownership and family operations for years to come.

Meaningful funerals do not just happen. –Alan Wolfeldt

Recent Obituaries

Wilma Elizabeth Parish Furche

July 18, 2017

Wilma Elizabeth Parish Furche, 99, passed away Tuesday, July 18, 2017 in Trenton, Missouri. Wilma Elizabeth Parish was born December 11, 1917 in Grayson County, Texas.  She was the second daughter and fifth child of Exa Mae Kirkbride Parish and O

John Kenneth (Ken) McCarty

July 18, 2017

John Kenneth (Ken) McCarty, 61, passed away Tuesday, July 18, 2017, after a courageous battle with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Ken was born on November 17, 1955, in Alamogordo, New Mexico, son of Ramona Jane and Robert Joseph McCarty. Ken grew u

Tanner Alexander Poeschel

July 15, 2017

Tanner Poeschel, beloved son, brother and friend passed away July 15, 2017 at the age of 22. A Fort Worth native, Tanner received his degree in Business Administration from the University of Missouri in May 2017 and was looking forward to beginning

Brig. Gen. Thomas G. Murnane Jr., USA (Ret.)

July 13, 2017

Brig. Gen. Thomas G. Murnane Jr., USA (Ret.) passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home on the afternoon of Thursday, July 13th, 2017.   Tom, the son of Thomas G. Murnane, SR. and Ellecia Catherine Donohue, was born May 5th, 1926, i

Edwin Lee Young

July 12, 2017

Edwin Lee Young, 87, died Wednesday July 12, 2017. Ed Young was born in San Antonio to Tommy and Flora Coleman Young. He grew up in San Antonio, graduated from Abilene Christian College in 1952, and served in the Air Force before moving to For

Elmer Grammer

July 10, 2017

Doyle Elmer Grammer, 82, passed away peacefully at his home in Fort Worth on Monday, July 10, 2017. Elmer was born on April 234, 1935 in Post, Texas, to Doyle Edward and Altha Grammer.  His family moved to Fort Worth where he was raised and atten

Peggy Jean Hodges

July 8, 2017

Peggy Jean Hodges, 88, died peacefully on July 8, 2017. Peggy was born July 30, 1928 in Ranger, Texas to Richard Otto Bundick and Mary Florence Lewis Bundick. She graduated from Ranger High School in 1944. She went on to study nursing at the Unive

Marie Josephine Knezek Pastusek

July 3, 2017

Marie Josephine Pastusek passed away Monday, July 3, 2017, at the age of 98. Marie was born on September 17, 1918, at the Knezek family farm in Archer County, to John Peter and Mary Krenek Knezek.  She attended Kickapoo grade school for two years

Jeanne Mabry Cecil

July 3, 2017

Jeanne Mabry Cecil, community activist and volunteer, passed away unexpectedly on July 3, 2017 at her son's farm. Jeanne was born in Orlando, Florida on April 9, 1944 to Lorene Mabry and Chester Witten Cecil.  During her childhood, she lived in

Ethel Regina Schattle Fillmore

July 2, 2017

Ethel Regina Schattle was born May 22, 1927 in Cameron, Texas.  She was the seventh of eight children, two girls and six boys, born to Henry Joseph Schattle and Mary Magdalena Krull.  She grew up during the Great Depression, raised on a farm, picki

Linda Kay Porter

June 30, 2017

Linda Kay Porter passed away peacefully, Friday, June 30, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Linda was loved and admired by all who knew her. She is survived by her sisters, Jimmie Johnson and husband, Bart, and Carla Hardt; nephews, Lee and

Vernon Edward Strength

June 27, 2017

Vernon Edward Strength, 91, died on June 27, 2017. Vernon was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas April 9, 1926. He spent almost his entire childhood in the family hometown of Marshall, Texas. He graduated from Marshall High School in 1943. Following Wor

Norma O'Keefe Schaffrath

June 25, 2017

Norma O'Keefe Schaffrath, 86, passed away on Sunday June 25, 2017. Norma was born in Baltimore and married Henry (Hank) Schaffrath of Chicago. Hank graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1953. They began their 52 year marriage as an

Bedrick W. Pavlicek Jr.

June 22, 2017

Bedrick Winfred "B.W." Pavlicek Jr passed away on Thursday, June 22, 2017. Bedrick Winfred Pavlicek Jr. was born January 18, 1928 in Bomarton, Texas the son of Bedrick Sr. and Herminia Marak Pavlicek.  He graduated in 1946 and was voted "Best Ath

David Paul Derber

June 17, 2017

David Paul Derber died at home on Saturday June 17, 2017. David Paul Derber was born July 29, 1948 to Virginia and Donald Derber in Oshkosh, WI. In 1952, David's family moved to Pittsburgh, PA where he attended school and graduated from Moon High

Emily Pearl Starnes Miller

June 12, 2017

Emily Pearl Miller passed peacefully into the presence of the Lord early Monday morning, June 12, 2017. She was born on March 28, 1931 in Goldthwaite to Homer and Alta Kemper Starnes. Emily earned a B.S. and an M.S. from Baylor University in Educa

J. Allan Carmena Jr.

June 12, 2017

J. Allan Carmena Jr., 93, passed away Monday, June 12, 2017. Allan was born October 13, 1923 in Sellars, Louisiana, the son of John Allan and Vera Bernard Carmena. He was a 1950 graduate of the University of Texas, after serving in the USMC as a

Sylvia Mae Voda Howard

June 9, 2017

Sylvia Mae Howard, 65, passed away on June 9 at her home. Sylvia was born on October 24, 1951 in Phillips, Wisconsin to Frank and Mamie Voda. She grew up in Phillips, and attended Phillips High School. A stay at home mom for many years, she later

Beatriz "Bea" Rodriguez Reyelts

June 8, 2017

Beatriz "Bea" Rodriguez Reyelts passed away unexpectedly Thursday, June 8, 2017 at her home in Fort Worth. Beatriz was born January 27, 1943 in Laredo, Texas, to Roque and Beatriz Novoa Rodriguez.  She attended Ursuline Academy in Laredo and Sout

Col. Edward A. Hauss, USAF, Ret.

June 8, 2017

Colonel Edward Aloysius Hauss, USAF, Ret died Thursday June 8, 2017 at home. Colonel Hauss was born June 20, 1929, in Rome, New York, was the son of Earl Gordon Hauss and Agnes Flanagan Hauss. After graduating from Saint Aloysius Academy, Cla

James H. Attaway

June 3, 2017

James Horace Attaway, 81, went to be with his Lord on Saturday, June 3, 2017.  He courageously fought to live until the very end. James was born December 30, 1935 in Hoschton, Georgia to Hoyt and Bella Attaway.  He was the last of four siblings

Elizabeth Crawford Livermore

June 2, 2017

Elizabeth C. Livermore, 102, died Friday, June 2, 2017. Elizabeth was born January 1, 1915 in Amarillo.  She was a graduate of Amarillo High School in 1932 and The University of Texas Austin School of Business in 1936. She married Frank Livermore

Robert Lee Davis

May 31, 2017

Robert Lee Davis, 86, died on May 31, 2017. An honored and proud U.S Army Veteran who retired after 20 years, served three tours in Vietnam in 1967, 1968 and 1970 flying helicopters was awarded the Vietnam Campaign Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Air Me

Wesley James Stewart

May 29, 2017

Wesley James “Wes” Stewart, 92, died May 29, 2017 of complications following pneumonia. As a boy, Wesley’s grandfather told him to ‘follow the light,’ and few have done it better. His sunny disposition, strength of character and compassi

William Doyle Read Sr.

May 29, 2017

William Doyle Read Sr., 82, passed away on Monday, May 29, 2017. He was born to William Gibeon Read and Reva Laurene Read in 1935. He was married to Frances Goldthwaite Read for 57 years. Bill served in the U.S. Army. He was Chairman of the Board