Family-Owned and Operated Since 1959

Swilley Funeral Home is only one of a handful of family-owned and operated funeral homes serving Tampa Bay and surrounding communities. We are here to serve families at an affordable price. The funeral home slogan is You don't have to pay more to have a meaningful service.

David and Kathryn Rickner, both licensed funeral directors, purchased the funeral home in 2004 changing the name to Swilley Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. Our mission is to offer dignified, personal, professional, and compassionate services at affordable prices. 

We offer pre-planning which ensures that your wishes will be followed, and undoubtedly lessen your family's burden with the task of making emotionally difficult decisions. We offer pre-funding  to cover funeral costs so that NO financial burden remains. 



What to expect when you arrive at the funeral home

We will provide you with our general price list, then guide you through the entire arrangement process. 

This process may include:
    Preparing and filing the death certificate
    Scheduling the location, date and time of services
    Selecting a casket or urn
    Preparing an obituary
Signing all necessary authorizations or make arrangements to have them signed by the appropriate family member.


Swilley Funeral Home is a Traditional Funeral Home proudly serving the Tampa Bay are for 58 years, in the same location, 1602 W. Waters Ave, Tampa, FL. Our goal is to work closely and diligently with the family to guide them through the difficult process of losing a loved one, as well as assisting with final preparations. Every family is unique, therefore, it is our goal to provide affordable services that will honor the memory of your  loved one.