Derrick has been a leading member of Remembrance Group since March of 2016, Bringing 24 years of noteworthy funeral industry experience with him. Derrick received his Funeral Director/Embalming license in 1998 and served several Family Owned Funeral Homes in Southern Illinois. He joined Batesville in 2008 as a sales representative in Illinois and Missouri, and achieved the President's Circle, Council of Excellence for Merchandising, and became the Regional Sales Representative in 2010. Derrick works closely with Remembrance Group funeral homes providing operational leadership, merchandising, increased profitability, and compliance support.
Derrick earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mortuary Science and Funeral Service from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois.
For 17 years, Derrick has been a Mortuary Officer for the Federal Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team (DMORT) for Region V. He is an Assistant Fire Chief for the Germantown Volunteer Fire Department with certification as a First Responder-D, Firefighter II and HazMat – Operations Level. Derrick is also the Co-Chair of the Clinton County Relief Fund, which provides financial assistance for Area families displaced by fire.
During his leisure time Derrick enjoys spending time with family, grilling by the pool, and watching Cardinals Baseball. You may even find him participating as a Boxer in local charity events for sick children.