Victory Funeral Services
At The Time of Need....
Many people are unsure what steps to take when a death occurs, and at Victory Funeral Services, we are committed to ensuring that the families we serve are well-informed of their options. The necessary steps usually depend on the location and circumstances. It is important that you understand what can be done, and we want to make sure that you have the necessary information required to make these important decisions.
Unexpected death at home or elsewhere
- Contact 911 immediately in these instances. Police and emergency medical personnel will then determine the appropriate steps to take. Generally, the authorities can release the remains directly to our home, so that preparations may begin. In some situations, however, the remains may need to be taken to the Medical Examiner’s office; this occurs when the cause of death may not yet be known.
If death occurs in an Institution
- Should the death occur at a hospital or care home (nursing/convalescent), the medical staff should handle all necessary legal steps. You simply need to inform the staff that Victory Funeral Services is handling arrangements; you will generally have to sign release paperwork.
Anticipated death at home
- Today, more people with terminal illnesses are more comfortable at home under the care of Hospice in the final stages of their illness. In this situation, you should inform Hospice that Victory Funeral Services is the funeral home of your choice. Hospice will then supervise the necessary legal requirements. Often, when someone is faced with a terminal illness, the family will decide to make arrangements in advance - saving them the time and emotional decisions needed at the time of death.
- If the death occurs out of state, you should call us at (903) 988-1122. We can then coordinate the transfer with a local funeral director at the place of death. We can often save families money by making all necessary arrangements.
This is a basic explanation of your options in certain circumstances. If you would like more information, please feel free to contact us via email at [email protected] or use the contact form on the Contact Us page. We are here to help and to serve you, and we will be happy to answer any questions that you might have.
Victory Funeral Services, 1004 Martin Luther King Drive, Kilgore, TX 75662 - 903-988-1122 phone 903-234-0511 fax -- [email protected]