D. Michael Land
In loving Memory 11/24/1952 ~ 04/19/2020
D. Michael Land, a Fort Worth native, graduated from Southwest High School before attending Tarrant County College. Michael received formal Funeral Service training from the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service and became a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer by the State of Texas. Michael, co-founder and owner of Forest Ridge Funeral Home-Memorial Park Chapel and Crematory, has been active in the funeral industry for 47 years. As a funeral industry professional, Michael is dedicated to each family and regularly strives to ensure that all their needs are considered and met.
In terms of community involvement, Michael is a former Executive Board member of the Better Business Bureau and currently serves in an Advisory Board Member capacity. His experience with the local Chambers of Commerce is quite extensive having served as both Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Leadership Alumni Association for the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Chamber of Commerce. In addition to his involvement with the business community, Michael volunteered with the HEB ISD Education Foundation to raise funds for Innovative Teaching Grants within the HEB ISD. The HEB Chamber awarded Michael the Community Service Award in 2011 for his significant contributions. Michael continues to be an active member in both the Hurst-Euless-Bedford and Northeast Tarrant Chambers of Commerce. Michael is also a Freemason with memberships in Hurst Masonic Lodge #1387 and Tabernacle Masonic Lodge #1195 in Fort Worth. Michael and Suzanne are members at University Baptist Church in Fort Worth.
In 2006, Michael served the North Texas Funeral Directors Association as President and from 2008-2009 he served as President for the Texas Funeral Directors Association. In addition to these terms as President, Michael has served on and occasionally chaired state association committees such as Membership, Convention, Legislative Budget, Building and Media Relations and the Disaster Committee. Michael has the honor of serving as President of the TFDA Services, Inc. board as well as Co-Chairing Wreaths Across America where he participates in annual ceremonies at the Texas State Capitol as well as the Texas State Cemetery.
Michael is married to Suzanne Land, a staff member in the Registrar’s office at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. They are the proud parents of Debbie, Sheri and Brian as well as the proud grandparents of 6 wonderful grandchildren: Nicholas, Tahlia, Kayin, Tommy, Laura Kate and Kamilah.