I am trying to find the name of a story I remember reading in an anthology some 50 years ago about a wealthy industrialist who wanted nothing more than to be buried on Earth. I believe this to be a short story in a collection of memorable short stories I had when I lived at home in the late 60's early 70's.
In the story people lived and worked on other worlds and Earth had been turned into a world-wide cemetery as it's best and highest use. People were conditioned to want nothing more than for their remains to come to back to Earth, but it was very expensive. The sales people for Earth burial were expert at extracting the last dollar from people so that their remains could brought to earth. There were different levels of burial with different prices - with actual burial being most expensive option.
Being wealthy they were trying to extract the most money from this businessman - but it would have left his family nothing. At their last meeting with him to negotiate the cost of his burial he watches the grounds keeping crew tending to the landscaping. He suddenly changes his mind about the burial. They knew they had hooked him. But he walks away smiling leaving them mystified and sure they missed something. What they hadn't noticed, and what the businessman had, was that one of his companies manufactured the fertilizer they were using. We were left to understand that he would have his cremated remains added to the fertilizer to be spread on Earth - and he would have his ashes scattered on Earth after all, and at no cost to him. He wins.
I thought I saw this as a Twilight Zone episode but I couldn't find it there. Google searches keep turning up other books or stories.
No, it isn't Clifford Simak's Cemetery World.