A New Way To Plan Funerals

Lighthouse funeral services is a family run business committed to providing the best quality end of life care across the nation, utilizing technology to save our customers thousands. Over more than a decade of serving families, we have seen many local funeral homes bought out by big corporations who then drive up funeral costs for grieving families. We started Lighthouse to bring back affordable funeral services and lift burdens during such critical times. Lighthouse’s technology uses the power of the internet and our vast network of funeral professionals across the state to lower costs and provide your loved ones with the simplest way to create ultra custom funerals, no matter the budget. We look forward to helping make this time as easy as possible for your family. Please give us a call or email us and we can discuss the options available to you.

— Founder and Funeral Director, Tyler Carver

Patricia Garcia

Managing Partner/ Funeral Director /Embalmer

Patricia is a first-generation funeral director. She felt “called” to funeral service
after her mother passed away in 2006. She is a graduate of Amarillo College with
an Associate’s Degree in Mortuary Science, from West Texas A&M University, with a
Bachelor’s of Applied Arts & Sciences Degree, and a Master’s Degree in Education
from Sul Ross State University.

Patricia and her husband Rudy have a blended family of nine children plus their spouses, 20 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She and her husband
enjoy riding their Harley Davidson motorcycles on the weekend. Patricia is involved in the Rotary Club of Amarillo, the Amarillo Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and the Patriot Guard Riders.

Patricia treasures working the families of Amarillo and the Amarillo area. She feels that every family the Lord sends her way is a blessing and is honored to work with them.

Carman Smith

Office Manager/Funeral Ambassador

Carman has been working for Lighthouse Funeral Home since October 2021. She works in many aspects of the funeral home and enjoys working with the families that we serve. She was born and raised in Amarillo. Carman is married and has six grown children. She enjoys reading, crocheting, working jigsaw puzzles, eating ice cream and being with family. Carman enjoys working with people and making a difference in their day. “Never underestimate the power of a simple smile, a kind word, or just simply an acknowledgment. It could really make a huge difference in someone’s day.”

Del Haywood

Funeral Ambassador

Del Haywood Became involved in the funeral home business since 2011, assisting as a Funeral Ambassador. Del enjoys meeting people, serving families with visitations, rosaries, masses, funerals and or memorial services. He and his wife of 63 years, Sherron moved to Amarillo from Indiana in 2010. They have one son and one granddaughter, as well as some Texas “surrogate” family members. He enjoys spending time with all his family members, reading, flower gardening, and visiting with his neighbors. Del is very active in his church and enjoys spending time with his church family.