History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

Our History

The opening of Deerfoot Memorial Funeral Home in Trussville in December 2015 brought a new modern funeral facility to area residents and a new philosophy in providing affordable funeral services.

Deerfoot Memorial was founded on the premise that many times families of loved ones are overwhelmed by the high price of funeral services being offered by other establishments.

The staff at Deerfoot understood that families deserved a more affordable option when choosing a funeral home to take care of their loved one. At Deerfoot these options not only include saving thousands of dollars on Traditional Funeral Services, but also tremendous savings on American made caskets and vaults.

Members of the Deerfoot staff have strong ties to the Trussville area as parents of children growing up in this community, worshiping with neighbors and working with other residents to make the city one of the best areas to live and work in the country.

We are honored to be a part of the Trussville family and would also be honored to serve our friends and neighbors in their time of need..

Our Valued Staff

  • Richard A. Clark

    Richard A. Clark, Manager

    Richard has worked in the Birmingham area in the funeral industry for over 28 years. He is a licensed funeral director and embalmer with the state of Alabama. Richard is a 1993 graduate of Jefferson State Community College and also served as an embalming instructor for Jefferson State Community College for several years. He has served in community roles with the Rotary Club of Pell City, Alabama, and with the Kiwanis Club of Leeds, Alabama. Mr. Clark is married to Sharon Bryant Clark, a retired teacher with Jefferson County Board of Education, and has two daughters, Caroline and Claire.

  • Mike Sartin

    Mike Sartin, Funeral Director, Special Projects

    Mike is a resident of Trussville, Alabama and is a member of CrossPoint Baptist Church and the Trussville Noon Rotary Club. He is married to Robyn Biddy Sartin. Mike and Robyn have three children, Evan Sartin, Emma Goodman and Ellyn Sartin.

  • Jzyk S. Ennis CFSP

    Jzyk S. Ennis CFSP, Funeral Director

    Jzyk S. Ennis, Ph.D. (pronounced Jay-zick) is employed as a full-time instructor in the Funeral Service Education Program at Jefferson State Community College in Birmingham, Alabama and as a part-time funeral director for Deerfoot Memorial Funeral Home in Trussville, Alabama. Dr. Ennis is a licensed funeral director and embalmer in the states of Alabama and Georgia. He began teaching as an adjunct instructor in 2000 and was hired as a full-time instructor in 2005 and remains in that position today. Previous to his hire as a full-time faculty member at Jefferson State Community College, Dr. Ennis managed one of Alabama's largest funeral homes and has over 23 years of experience in the funeral profession. He is a past president of the Alabama Funeral Directors Association and a former At-large Representative on the Executive Board of the National Funeral Directors Association. Dr. Ennis graduated Magna Cum Laude and as the 1992 Outstanding Student in Funeral Service Education from Jefferson State Community college, graduated from Auburn University with a B.S. in Business Administration, graduated from The University of Alabama at Birmingham with a M.P.A in Public Administration, and graduated from Auburn University with a Ph.D. in Adult Education. He is married to his wife, Sherrie and has two children (Jzyk II and Brookelyn). Dr. Ennis is a member of the First Baptist Church of Trussville, Alabama, a lifetime member of the Auburn University Alumni Association, and a member of the Phi Kappa Phi and Pi Alpha Alpha National Honor Societies.