Evan W. Smith

Our family…caring for yours

Compassion and care that’s second to none.

At Evan W. Smith Funeral Services, we’re dedicated to providing you an exceptional level of personalized service to ensure that the arrangements you make will be as meaningful and special as your loved one. From joyous celebrations of life to formal funerals steeped in tradition, we’re here to provide options that meet your needs, not suggestions that merely add expense. Regardless of your circumstances or budget, we’re dedicated to providing you and your family with exceptional care in your time of need.

We’re honored to be part of the community.

A local family-owned and operated company, we offer an array of elite funeral care services, including traditional funerals, cremations, memorials, preplanning, and more to meet the unique needs of you and your loved ones. With decades of experience in caring for families of all cultural backgrounds and diverse walks of life, Evan W. Smith Funeral Services is committed to making your time with us as memorable and uplifting as possible. We pledge to treat you and your loved ones like family and to offer services that meet all of your specifications while exceeding your expectations.

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Experience the Evan W. Smith Funeral Services difference.

We invite you to discover the many special qualities that have made us Delaware’s premier provider of funeral services. Our licensed staff members are available around the clock — 24 hours a day, 7 days a week — to discuss your needs. Whether you’re interested in preplanning or need to hold a service soon, we’re here to offer you warm, friendly, and compassionate service.

Evan W. Smith: A childhood dream fulfilled

Rooted in serving the community.

Founder and owner Evan Smith spent his early childhood on the West Side of Wilmington, where he attended Heritage and Warner Elementary Schools, and the Cab Calloway Middle School of Arts. His lower education concluded at Christ Our King School. Evan’s dream of owning a funeral business began during his sophomore year in high school when he began performing minor jobs in the industry. In 1999, he graduated from Hodgson Vo-Technical High School and went on to attend the New England Institute of Funeral Services at the Mt. Ida College in Newton, Massachusetts, just outside of Boston. He graduated summa cum laude from Mt. Ida in 2001.

Evan’s career in funeral service continued in Baltimore, Maryland at the Vaughn C. Greene Funeral Services where he became licensed in the funeral business, serving in many capacities as mortician, funeral director, and manager. During his eight years with Vaughn C. Greene, he honed his mortuary skills while never losing sight of his goal to return to his home town and establish a funeral business there.

Evan’s dream was realized in 2009 with the dedication of the Evan W. Smith Funeral Services, and the grand opening of the company’s first location at 201 N. Union Street in Wilmington the following year. Since then, Evan W. Smith Funeral Services has been the recipient of the prestigious “Best of Delaware” recognition by Delaware Today. The company opened its second location at 518 S. Bay Road in Dover, Delaware in 2016. Evan and his staff are honored to bring superior service, elegance, and matchless quality to the Wilmington and Dover communities they serve.


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Whether you need to plan a funeral for a death that has occurred or are seeking to preplan arrangements, our staff is always available to assist you. Please contact us anytime.

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Evan W. Smith Funeral Service - Wilmington
Phone: (302) 377-6906
201 N. Union St., Wilmington, DE 19805

Evan W. Smith Funeral Service - Dover
Phone: (302) 526-4662
518 S. Bay Rd., Dover, DE 19901

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