age: 24 | Funeral Director and Embalmer | Texarkana Funeral Home
Dakota Bloyd guides and directs families through the funeral process. This includes coordinating funeral services, arranging services with cemetery representatives, coordinating with clergy and handling all aspects of the funeral process from the time of death, through final disposition, and even providing aftercare. The reason he chose this profession is to provide care and comfort to families when they are grieving and to take the burden and worry away from them during one of the toughest times in their lives.
A volunteer with the American Red Cross, Dakota enjoys beekeeping, anything outdoors, spending time with his family, flying radio-controlled airplanes and collecting antiques. “My greatest personal accomplishment is obtaining my Eagle Scout,” he explains. “If it was not for the leadership that I gained from being involved in the Boy Scouts of America, I more than likely would not be where I am now.”
Best piece of advice:
“DON’T WORRY ABOUT MESSING UP OR NOT KNOWING AN ANSWER. NOT EVERYONE STARTS WITH 20 YEARS’ EXPERIENCE.” –DALE BUSTER, FORMER MANAGER OF TEXARKANA FUNERAL HOME
Happy to be where he is today, the future looks bright for this sincere and authentic young man. Speaking of the future, Dakota says, “I hope to be married and have a family of my own. I also plan to further my education and become a better funeral director.”
Name something about you that very few people know:
“I am extremely shy.”