President, David C. Ross Jr.
As President of our company, I am happy to greet you and pleased to share information about our organization and about me, as well. I have served our company as President since 1978, which marked the end of my father’s service as President. I was in my early teens when I first started to spend time at the business. This was actually the beginning of my official education in the funeral industry. At a very young age, I felt the importance of what it meant to serve the community as a funeral director, because my father was such a vivid example. From those early years to this present period in my life, my personal commitment to the industry and my sense of dedication to be compassionate and accommodating to every family… never waivered.
My personal and professional history include a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from Tuskegee Institute (University), a Diploma in Mortuary Science from Gupton- Jones College of Mortuary Science, Atlanta, GA, Certification from The U S Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards, Two Terms served on the Alabama Board of Funeral Service , Four years served US Air Force , Member, St. John’s AME Church, Former Member of Dexter King Memorial Baptist Church (Baptized by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.), Member, Epsilon Nu Delta Mortician’s Fraternity, Member, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Member, NFD&MA and AFD&MA .
As we near the anniversary of the first year in our new building, we are honored to be recognized as the “People’s Choice” for being an organization which goes beyond the expected in order to better serve our families and community. We are proud to be included in the present revitalization of the neighborhood and community in which we live and serve.
Our Mission Statement, posted on this website, clearly defines our focus as being- the family. Ross-Clayton’s constant goal is to render exceptional service to every family in every situation. With the dedicated assistance of our staff, and the support of my business partner Eleanor Dawkins, Secretary Treasurer, I remain committed to providing the leadership and management necessary to ensure all families are served beyond their expectations. My goal to be a good leader is strengthen by my personal aspiration to serve well, to always show compassion and never to relinquish one for the other.
We invite you to visit our History page to learn more about the company, and tour our new facility at Take A Tour or stop by to tour in person. Our door is always open.
You may also view scenes from our Open House on our website.
We thank you for your time and interest in our company.
David C. Ross Jr. – President