Ben “Captain” Moody
"Excellent customer service, they made you feel like you were their only customer. Very helpful and explained what we should expect during the process. They basically took care of our needs during this time. They contacted DFW National Cemetery for us which made it a smooth experience. Definitely will use them again."
"I was amazed how professional the team at Aria Funeral Preston Dallas Texas are. They guided me through the process and my options of their services that they offered for my mother. They are compassionate, caring, calm, good listener, efficient and did an excellent job! Thank you!"
"If I could give 6 stars I would. Aria made a difficult easier to deal with by basically taking care of everything in an efficient but very empathetic manner. I can speak highly enough of Dusty Martin, who helped us with all of the planning and logistics. He was incredibly understanding and helpful."
"Nothing prepares you for the grief you go through when losing a child. I called this funeral home at 2:00 am broken and could barely talk. The amount of compassion and empathy they showed me immediately let me know I found the right place to cremate my son. I cannot thank them enough for their professionalism, SINCERE concern, and commitment to making sure my son was honored in the most respectful way. I hope this Funeral home values her as much as my family and I do."
"Wayne and Staff, thank you for taking care of the arrangements for our mom, Exter McGee and our dad, Philip McGee. You have been great to work with during such a difficult time."
"On behalf of my family, I wanted you to know how much we appreciate your handling of my husband's final arrangements. Wayne Baxter assisted & guided us through the entire process with such care & compassion. Don't know what we would have done without him! Sincerely, Colleen Elledge"
"I can’t say enough about how helpful and professional Dusty Martin, the funeral director at the Aria Cremation location on NW Highway has been. From my initial call, he was kind and informative. My friend died at home while on hospice and she was picked up in about an hour after receiving the call from the hospice nurse. The person who arrived to pick her up was also very professional/respectful and allowed us to take as much time with her as we wished. When I met with Dusty the next day about arrangements, he explained the process and options available without being pushy or trying to “sell” extras. Throughout the process, he kept me informed and, for example, was careful to be certain I understood the cost of the obituary I wanted and offered some options for reducing that cost if I wished. When I stopped by for another reason and started talking about some of the problems I was having with the pictures and media I hoped to use at a memorial lunch I was planning, he not only listened patiently but offered technology advice and let me use his personal media player. I have had experience arranging cremations for four others using two other local companies, and this experience with Dusty at Aria has been by far the best one I have had."
"My Daddy’s service and our family experience at Aria Northwest Highway was truly blessed. Funeral Director Dustin Martin is the kind of person that you would like to see on a more regular basis – but in his industry – you hope to not see him that often. That being said – THANK YOU DUSTIN for your unending kindness, compassion and friendship through the process. Meeting you and discussing Dallas History, Find A Grave and my Dad’s lifelong contributions to the great City of Dallas was simply wonderful! In memory of my dad James A. Dodd, Sr. – I want to personally thank you and let you know that you made everything better in that moment. Your calling to “Be There” is spot on. Aria has a one in a million guy in you! Bling Blinky of TEXAS Shout Out: God Bless You!!"
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I’ve known Ben since about the age of 4 or 5 years old. Way too many stories to share, but I will never forget his infectious laugh, especially after smashing pumpkins after Halloween. Rest in peace my dear friend. We all will never forget you and they happiness you brought anyone you met. Love ya buddy!
I praise God for every remembrance of the Captain. His high paced lifestyle allowed him to compress 85 years of living into 42. I so admire his compassion for everyone he met and his desire to always go the extra mile. His was a life well lived. I am especially grateful for his many good and close friends. Thank you all for your kindness, compassion, and shared stories from past adventures. We love hearing them. He left way too early, but Heaven I know is richer for him.
We love & Will truly miss Benjamin Our comfort is knowing he is with Jesus & looking forward to seeing him again Praying for all who have loved him A wonderful loving man indeed!
Ben is like a little brother to me. I always called him such. I swear that guy made my face hurt from all the laughing and smiling. He is already missed in the Port A area.
Rest In Peace, little brother. We love you, my friend.
One of the sweetest men I’ve ever had the pleasure to call my friend. The world definitely is less bright without you. A true gem. Nothing but great memories that will always bring a smile to my face and sadness to my heart. We’re all lucky to have had Ben in our lives. I’ll cherish the times we had in our friendship. My sincerest condoles to his family and all friends. Very sorry much love to you all prayers. May you all find peace in memories you made together
So incredibly sorry for this tremendous loss that was way too soon. Lord please surround this family with peace and comfort as they navigate life now without Ben.
I am so sorry I met him through David Manry at his boat drinking a couple of beers He looked calm good person always treat me in the best way despite me being an external worker to the yatch
Hug up to heaven !!!
You are in our prayers for continued strength during this time. We are so very sorry for your loss. We love you!
My condolences to you are your family. Sending lots of hugs and prayers!
I met Ben on his Dailey treks around the neighbor in Sachse over the last couple of years. I have never met a man more gregarious then Ben. Ben was one of a kind. I have driven around the neighbor hood in past evening and there would would be Ben interacting with some neighbor in the hood. I will miss his retort to guestions by me with his statement of “ yes sir”. Rest in pease buddy. I agree Ben never met a stranger.
What can I say?? You were a great friend and a Fantastic individual, and yes a very infectious laugh that would make anyones day light up.. I am going to Miss you..
May God shine his face upon you and give you his peace.
Ben…you were always the hostest with mostest! You loved your family and friends and strangers fiercer than anyone I’ve ever known. You always thought of others and always supported everyone and anyone in need. You were blessed with an equally beautiful caring/giving wife Nicole! And then created two beautiful children who no doubt will carry on your spirit and legacy. You are loved by all, and will be missed dearly. Your love shared with all will be carried on by your beautiful wife, children and friends. Fish on buddy!! Can’t wait to see you again!
I still can’t believe you’re gone. I know you are smiling and laughing in heaven with all the new and old friends. I will miss our talks and making new memories with you. You were more than a friend, you were my brother. You loved your family on a level that everyone should aspire to do. Your beautiful wife and kids will carry on your legacy. You would give the shirt off your back to anyone, and I will continue to do the same in my life. Thank you for being one of a kind and touching so many peoples lives in a positive way. You will forever be missed!
I have known Ben since I was 5 or 6. My parents moved out of our neighborhood when i was in high school and we were disconnected until we were about 29 when I found myself sitting next to him with my future wife and inlaws at a dinner at Lake Texoma and we just looked at each other and started laughing. He hadn’t changed a bit…positive, energetic, and stand up high character guy. He will be missed. Prayers for the family.
Ben and I grew up riding bikes in the streets of Bent tree West, and had many underground adventures together in the storm drains. Our paths crossed again when he was a guide in Oklahoma. Im so sad to hear that you’re gone. Save a Deerstand for me in heaven!
Benjamin was a loyal friend for forty years. We had stayed in touch even after I sold my house on High Star across from his family home. After my wife died two years ago, Benjamin called regularly to see if I needed anything. The last time as recently as three weeks ago. His kindness and sweetness were heart warming. His witness and faith were inspiring. I know that I am a better person and this world is a better place because of him.
The Apostle Paul wrote “to live is Christ, to die is gain”. Benjamin certainly had Christ and now has Glory for ever and ever. As a Christian, I realize this is only a home going for those of faith. We know that we are separated but for a season and we shall see our loved ones again with our Heavenly Father and His Son and the Holy Spirit! May God give us all the peace He promised us in John 14:27.
In his grip,
Sweet sweet Benjamin and wonderful family
I am soo truly heart broken. From Goal busters to sewer adventures, from High Star to your ever lasting beam in the Heaven’s greatness- I have never forgotten you nor will I ever-truly a childhood friend of our family Much much love to all!
Captain!!! You are a one of a kind friend. I will always cherish our friendship, adventures, stories, and especially laughs. Your laugh was probably the most contagious laugh. Once you started the entire room would be laughing shortly after. Your friendship was more like family because I know you would have done anything to help me out and I would have done the same for you. Heaven gained a special man. I am sure you have everyone laughing, eating good food, and drinking adult beverages! To the entire Moody family my condolences to you. Gone way too soon but a legacy that will last a lifetime. I love you bro and know you will be greatly missed!
Elliot aka Tejano
Little Brother, I can’t believe you’re gone. To say I was proud of you is an understatement. You were one of the smartest and most talented people I’ve ever known–a true “legend” in SO many ways (best Captain, fisherman, marksman, and even fighter, to name a few!) and a “literal, real-life superhero,” just like in the movies, to me and so many others—even to strangers. You always looked out for me and those you loved—always willing to stand up for any of us. You had the rare quality of always knowing how to handle yourself in any type of perilous situation, and with your adventurous and daring lifestyle, you found yourself in many!
I always, always loved hearing about your “classic” adventures, and not only that, you had a way of making everything funny. Your laugh alone could get the entire room laughing! Your personality was so unique, special and dearly loved. There was nobody like you.
Ever since we were kids, you were the most special, loyal, and loving brother, and I got to have you in my life for 42 years. I’m forever so thankful for that gift and for my precious memories of you. You were loved deeply by so many, and so many of us would have done anything to save you, but your spirit will forever live on. I don’t think a day has gone by since you passed away that I haven’t heard your voice in my head, and I know I always will.
The last time I saw you, you greeted me with a big, warm hug and a hearty, “Reeeh!” You hadn’t been in Virginia long, but I so enjoyed hearing about all of your “classic, legendary, Benjamin stories,” from the funny situations that prompted the, “I’m from Texas!” comments, to paying for the single mom’s groceries who couldn’t pay for her own, living out Jesus’ 2nd greatest commandment.
The light you shone into the world will remain in the many, many lives you touched, and especially in Nicole, all of us who loved you, and in Austin and Katelyn. It’s so amazing to see Austin becoming so much like you in personality and blessed with SO many of the same awesome smarts and talents you had, and Katelyn is super blessed by sharing your happy, funny, light-hearted, always-having-fun outlook.
Though I’ve cried and cried over losing you, and like so many of us, have naturally had thoughts of, “If only this or that,” my heart has also been joyful, and through it all, at peace, because ultimately, I know you’re in God’s hands. I’ve seen with my own eyes how we worship a God of true miracles, and we were all praying and believing for one, but I truly believe it was your time for reasons only God understands. He knew the number of your days. Knowing you’re happy, will never suffer again, and are in the glorious presence of Jesus, where we’ll be reunited, gives me deep joy, and your happiness triumphs my grief!
The song, “Waiting,” from one of your favorite movies, Rudy, was a very special surprise and a beautiful blessing to me a couple of days after your service, and it further reminded me that you’re happy, in heaven, and “waiting” for us. The song is both sad, for our grief, but also victorious, and the victory is certainly yours. You made it! God took you home! I listen to this song, as well as other music that lets me reflect on the beauty of where you are, and I celebrate with you every single day.
I also hope all those who loved you are celebrating too despite their grief. I know you would want everyone moving forward in a positive way, focusing on all the good times, letting go of any negativity, or guilt, or “what if’s,” and feeling thankfulness and joy (and laughter!) when thinking of you. Without a doubt, you’d want everyone to be happy, and I can hear in my head several light-hearted comments you’d make agreeing with this, hehe. Our family wants this for everyone as well. You have the most amazing, supportive, loyal group of friends who we’ll always consider to be like family. We’re so very grateful.
Your amazing, positive, warm, loving, loyal, light-hearted, giving, hard-working, helpful, happy, optimistic, funny, fearless, friendly, fun-loving, mischievous spirit will bless us all for the rest of our lives.
I loved you more than words can ever express, and I always will.