Since our founding, the guiding principle of OakCrest Funeral Home has been the commitment to treating each family who comes to us as our own with prices that show we care. With sincerity, pride, and dedication, we are committed to this time-honored tradition.
Our family opened the doors of the funeral home in 1882. Our reputation for providing the highest quality of service grew, and today we are privileged to serve hundreds of Central Texas families each year.
Whether you have an immediate need for our services or you wish to begin pre-planning a funeral arrangement for you or someone you love, call us. We will be proud to serve you.
The OakCrest Funeral Home Story
Jim Moshinskie's dream to operate a funeral home in Waco was achieved with the purchase of OakCrest Funeral Home in 2001.
As an part owner of Higginbotham Funeral Homes of Texas, Jim had already managed the family's other funeral homes in Central Texas for 15 years. So when the Higginbotham's purchased OakCrest Funeral Home in 2001, Jim became a busy hands-on manager. You'll find him busy at the funeral home almost every day always smiling and willing to help families anyway he can. He has been involved in funeral service for over 49 years as a licensed funeral director and mortician.
Since moving to Waco in 1982, Jim has been well known for helping people. As the former Executive Director of Daniel Ambulance Service, he started Waco's first paramedic-level ambulance service which he operated for 10 years.
A Real Waco Success Story
In 2018, OakCrest Funeral Home celebrates its 18th anniversary serving Waco as an overwhelming success story. Once the smallest funeral home in Waco, it is now the largest proudly serving over 325 families annually.
Increasingly more and more families are changing to OakCrest for personalized care by our friendly, experienced staff. Our goal remains to provide individualized, honest service to each family we are privileged to serve with competitive prices that show we care. We honor all preneeds from other funeral homes. In 2011, OakCrest Funeral Home added Pecan Grove Funeral Home in Robinson, Texas, and in 2013, we added Grace Gardens Funeral Home.
Jacque Crawford, with over 25 years of experience in selling preneeds for an competitor, became our Pre-Need Consultant in 2006. Her experience is invaluable to your family.
Curtis Holland serves as our staff chaplain. He helped thousands of Waco families while director of pastoral care at Hillcrest Hospital in Waco for 27 years. He is known and respected as "Waco's Pastor."
Bill Cooper, a licensed funeral director and embalmer who has been in the funeral business in Waco for over 25 years, joined our staff in 2005.
Our office manager is Glenda Ramsower, a longtime Waco resident. Her husband, Dr. Reagan Ramsower, is the Vice President of Finance and Administration at Baylor University. He is the Board Chair of Higginbotham Funeral Homes of Texas, and his great-grandfather founded our company in 1881. Besides Waco, we also operate funeral homes in Stephenville, Comanche, Cleburne, Burleson, Joshua, Rising Star, Gorman, and Cross Plains.
A Historic Waco Building
Our beautiful building has historical significance to Waco. It was built in 1954 as Waco's first television station, and proudly served KWTX-TV Channel 10, until 1985. In 1998, two Waco business leaders, Gordon Robinson and John Irwin, transformed the old, vacant building into a beautiful funeral home. They sold it to our family in 1999. It is named for the variety of magnificent oak trees that gracefully line the driveways into OakCrest Funeral Home.
A large chapel, complete with a private family room, seats 300 people, Three large staterooms are available for family visitations, and the funeral home includes a Children's playroom full of games and toys.
We welcome you to come by anytime to tour our facilities and meet our staff. You will join hundreds of Waco families who have switched to OakCrest Funeral Home and found that the facilities, prices, and staff were outstanding. Testimonials to read what they have said. We are humbled and pleased to know that we truly made a difference.
Our building was originally the KWTX Television Studio.