We have years of experience caring for families from all walks of life, cultures and faiths. Our unsurpassed staff and our family provide kind, caring, professional service. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession who are dedicated to excellence in service, adhere to the highest funeral industry standards, and have exceptional integrity. We consistently earn phenomenally high customer satisfaction survey results.
Our licensed, professional staff is here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call 806-352-2727 anytime. We will even come to you to make arrangements in the comfort of your home.
Prompt, compassionate service is always just a phone call away, where and when you need it.
Jim Schooler is a fourth generation funeral director with Schooler Funeral Home and continues to be active in day-to-day activities at Schooler. He is a member of both the Texas Funeral Directors and the National Funeral Directors Association. Jim brings his boundless energy to serving Amarillo through civic organizations such as the Better Business Bureau Foundation, the Amarillo Beautification Committee, and the Amarillo Special Events Venue Board. He is an active member of the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce, the Amarillo Downtown Rotary Club, and St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church. Jim supports the Amarillo Opera though his involvement with the Impresario Society.
He enjoys renovating and restoring residential as well as some commercial properties, including three funeral homes. Jim is an advocate for mental health causes and stresses the need for grief counseling and family care, especially for the families of suicide victims. He is currently an active and invaluable member of the board for Hope and Healing Place.
Mary Schooler has a great history of volunteerism in the Amarillo community. She is active in promoting women’s health issues as a past honorary chairman of the Panhandle Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, the co-founder of Women in Touch (for breast cancer survivors), and a member of the Amarillo Breast Health Coalition. Mary chaired the advisory board of Baptist St. Anthony’s Hospice/Olivia’s Angels and she has served on the boards of Meals on Wheels and the St. Anthony’s Hospital Foundation. She is also a longtime volunteer for Meals on Wheels, a member of the Junior League Advisory Council, and the long-standing chairman of the annual Amarillo Community Prayer Breakfast. Mary was on the founding board of the High Plains Food Bank as well as the boards of Catholic Family Service, the Downtown Women’s Center, and Mothers Against Drunk Driving. She was named a Woman of Distinction (1986) by the Amarillo Soroptimists, the Outstanding Sustaining Member of the Junior League of Amarillo, and the Globe News Woman of the Year in 1995. She was honored as the Downtown Women’s Center 2008 Donor of the Year. She is an active member of St. Thomas the Apostle Church. Mary has been a volunteer with the American Cancer Society since 1996, volunteering with the Reach to Recovery visitation program for breast cancer patients, as well as being a Regional Trainer for the Reach to Recovery program. She also has served on the Board of Directors and Breast Health Awareness committee. In addition to volunteering, Mary also supports the American Cancer Society's fundraisers, such as the Cattle Baron’s Ball and Relay for Life.
Brad began working at Schooler Funeral Home in November, 2019. Before his funeral directing career, Brad was employed as a police officer in Iowa for fifteen years. During his police career, he worked as a patrol officer, bomb technician, property/evidence officer, and crime scene investigator. Brad has an A.A. degree in law enforcement, a B.A. degree in criminal justice business administration, and an A.A.S in funeral service. His years in public service carries over to the families he serves. Families find comfort in his caring personality and they appreciate his attention to detail. When not at the funeral home, Brad enjoys time at the gym, spending time with those close to him, and pampering his pets
Misty has been working for Schooler Funeral Home for the past fifteen years as a funeral director assistant. Misty works in many aspects of the funeral home and enjoys working with the families that she meets. She has been working in image processing for Valero Energy since 1998. She has a 21-year-old daughter named Brianna, and they are members of Faith Clinic Church.
Sarah started at Schooler Funeral Home in July 2017. She has two sons, Travis and Tripp whom are very active in West Texas Youth Baseball. In her spare time, she enjoys watching her boys baseball games, reading and spending time with family.
Mary Jo has been with Schooler Funeral Home for over ten years. She started as our evening receptionist and now works as our Insurance Representative assisting families with the filling of pre-need plans and private insurance. Mary Jo retired as Vice President of Operations from First National Bank in Canyon. She has two children, Brent, who graduated from the University of Kentucky and is self employed as a consultant in the railroad industry, and Teri, Women’s Athletic Director and Head Basketball Coach for Southlake Carroll Independent School District. Mary Jo enjoys traveling, reading, and attending her daughter’s team athletic events and loves her dog “Lil Bit.”
Eugenia Garcia better known as “Genie”, was born in Chihuahua, Mexico. Her parents moved to the United States when she was 3 years old. Genie has lived in Amarillo since she was 6. She graduated from Palo Duro High in 1999. Genie has been married to her high school sweetheart since 2001. They have 3 wonderful boys, Anthony, Matthew and Jacob Garcia. Genie attended Amarillo College of hair design and got her cosmetology license in 2000. She attended Clarendon College in 2016 and graduated with her cosmetology instructor license. When Genie is not at the funeral home she enjoys cooking and baking for her friends and family. Her motto in life is “You only have one life, enjoy every minute of it.”
Head Funeral Ambassador
Patricia Mathis has been employed at Schooler Funeral Home for two and a half years as a Funeral Ambassador. Patricia has the opportunity of making a difference in the lives of families we serve while assisting with visitations, rosaries, masses, funeral and/or memorial services. Pat retired after 44 ½ years as the Director of Opportunity School. She has two children, 4 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She spends quality time reading, shopping and traveling with family. Pat is also very involved in her church; St. John Baptist and she plays active roles in many civic organizations of the city.
Carl McMillen has been a Schooler Ambassador since 2016 when he began assisting funeral directors in meeting the needs of families. A native of Fort Worth, Carl is a Veteran and a graduate of Howard Payne University. His professional career has included TV Broadcasting and Public Relations for non-profit organizations. Now in his retirement years, he enjoys being with family and making custom knives.
Jose started working at Schooler in October 2020.
He is married to his high school sweetheart, Genie since August 2001 and together, they have 3 boys.
Jose has worked for the Amarillo Fire Department since November 2004 and is currently ranked as a Lieutenant at the downtown station. He also serves on the fire department honor guard.
In spare time, Jose likes to travel internationally, snowboarding, and enjoy lazy days at the lake.
A native Texan, Eric has lived in Amarillo since 1997. He marketed Amarillo across the nation and around the world for the Amarillo Convention & Visitor Council for more than 20 years. He is active in Polk St. United Methodist Church and serves on boards and committees for Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, Historic Route 66 and the Amarillo Zoo. He is starting a freelance writing career, too. He looks forward to serving Schooler’s clients.