Document and Entity Information Statement
Aug. 14, 2019
Document Information [Line Items]  
Document Type 8-K
Document Period End Date Aug. 14, 2019
Entity Registrant Name Service Corporation International
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code TX
Entity File Number 1-6402-1
Entity Tax Identification Number 74-1488375
Entity Address, Address Line One 1929 Allen Parkway
Entity Address, City or Town Houston
Entity Address, State or Province TX
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 77019
City Area Code (713)
Local Phone Number 522-5141
Written Communications false
Soliciting Material false
Pre-commencement Tender Offer false
Pre-commencement Issuer Tender Offer false
Entity Emerging Growth Company false
Title of 12(b) Security Common Stock ($1 par value)
Trading Symbol SCI
Security Exchange Name NYSE
Entity Central Index Key 0000089089
Amendment Flag false