Waco Trib Obit landing page


The easy and convenient way to place your Obituary notice, In Memoriam or Card of Thanks in the Waco Tribune-Herald.


Obituary notices, In Memoriam and Card of Thanks ads publish every day in The Waco Tribune-Herald and wacotrib.com. Choose from different styles, with or without a photo. Type your information and then schedule the day/s you want your notice to appear. It�s that simple.





Obituaries FAQ


How do I submit an obituary or In-Memoriam to the Waco Trib for publication?

Funeral homes often submit obituaries as a service to the families they are assisting. However, we will be happy to accept obituaries from family members.

VERY IMPORTANT: Proper verification of the death (Report of Death from the funeral home) must be received before an obit ad can publish.


There are three ways to submit your obituary or In Memoriam notice:

1) The easiest way to place an obituary is by submitting it online at http://ads.wacotrib.com/waco-adportal/obits/index.html


2) You can place an obituary notice by emailing your information to announcements@wacotrib.com. Please include your name, address, phone number, and contact information for the funeral or cremation service that�s assisting. You may also fax obituaries to us at (254) 752-6003 or contact us at (254) 757-6900. We only accept photos via email, mail or in person; we cannot publish a photo submitted by fax.


3) And lastly, you can place your obituary notice in person in our Obits/Announcements office which is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. However, the deadline to place an obituary notice for the next day�s publication is 2:30 p.m. the day prior.


Explanation of an obit ad and an In-Memoriam ad

Obit ad: An ad placed for the death of an individual, including a memorial service

In-Memoriam ad: Remembrance ad for the anniversary of a deceased individual


I do not have access to email or a fax machine. Can I submit an obituary notice over the phone?

Because of the very sensitive and personal nature of obituaries, we must receive a written copy of what you want published in the newspaper. You may come into our office any day during the week between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. and our representatives will assist you. Of note, the deadline to submit an obituary notice in the next days� newspaper is at 2:30 p.m. the day prior.


How do I know if a photo is acceptable?

In order to get the very best picture printed please make sure that the photo is cropped, or use the crop tool, to just show the face of your loved one. We accept .jpg, .jpeg, .gif, .eps, .tif, .png, and .pdf formats.

Note: We reserve the right to edit or reject photos.


How much do obituaries cost?

Paid obituary notices vary on both the length and number of photos placed in the notice. To place an obituary online for the Waco Trib please go to http://ads.wacotrib.com/waco-adportal/obits/index.html.


How do I pay for an obituary notice online?

If you are representing a funeral home or crematorium, you may apply for a billable status. Otherwise, prepayment is required for obituaries submitted by family members. We accept debit and credit cards (Visa, Discover or American Express).�


How soon do I need to submit an obituary to get published in the newspaper?

We must receive an obituary and successful prepayment no later than 2:30 p.m. the day before you want the notice to run in the newspaper.


What if I notice an error in my obituary notice after submitting it online?

You may make changes before 3 p.m. the day prior to publication by simply logging into your account and making the necessary changes to your obituary notice. If you are paying by credit card and the changes you made either increase or decrease the length of your obit, you will be credited/debited to the correct amount.


Can I work on my notice and save it without submitting it?

Yes, you may input your information for the notice, see how much it will cost and save it for later. You will be prompted to create an account so that you can come back and finalize it.


Is the preview an accurate representation of how the notice will look in the newspaper?

Yes, what you see is what will appear in the newspaper (other than the color photo). The obituary notice will appear in black and white in the newspaper, and will appear in full color online, providing a color photo was submitted.


How long will my obituary notice stay on wacotrib.com?

An obit placed on wacotrib.com will stay online, indefinitely.


What if I miss the deadline to submit an obituary notice for the next days� publication?

Unfortunately, you will need to choose the next available date.


I need to speak with someone urgently about an obituary submission.

Please call (254) 757-6900 during office hours, and a representative will assist you.


How to Submit an Obituary

If you are a funeral home or cremation service...

You may submit a obituary or pending notice by going to; you will be prompted to set up an account. Once your account is created, you�ll submit your information into the template; you can view the price of the ad in the top right area of the screen. After the notice is complete you will be prompted to complete the transaction by entering your payment method. You may save the notice and come back to it at any time; however, be mindful of the deadline for the publication of your choice.


Helpful tips in Writing Obituaries

An obituary will stand as perhaps the only narrative record of an individual�s life, and will be referenced by generations to come. Let us help you along the way by following a few helpful tips from this guide and it may also help to check current obituary listings on wacotrib.com to get some ideas before you start.


Every obituary is as individual as the person being memorialized.



  1. Funeral service location, times and donation information is important.
  2. Gather the basic facts together such as date of birth, date of death, birth place, schools attended and names of survivors. These will form the foundation for your obituary. Be sure names, schools, cities, accolades, etc. are spelled correctly and that dates are accurate. It�s also important to be accurate in what is included, as well as what is not included. Full name, the date of birth and date of death and city of residence will be the introduction to your obituary.
  3. Text should include full names of key relatives, both living and predeceased. Proof the final version carefully before submission. Accuracy is important!
  4. Add special details about the individual to give readers a glimpse into his or her life. What will family and friends miss most? What was he or she passionate about? What did he or she do that touched people around them, or made them an individual? Write narrative that focuses and celebrates the life lived to reflect the person who was known and loved.


Contact Us

Waco Tribune-Herald Obituary/Announcements Department:

Phone (254) 757-6900

Fax:���� (254) 752-6003

Email:� announcements@wacotrib.com

Office: 900 Franklin Ave, Waco Texas 76701

Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. � 5 p.m., Closed Saturday and Sunday