The owner since its inception in 1986, Rickey DeLaine is a licensed Funeral Director in Alabama with the Alabama Funeral Directors Association. While working as a Pharmacist, Rickey founded and established Westside's first location in the Calera, Alabama community where he has and continues to serve hundreds of families throughout the Jefferson and Shelby County areas. Rickey's motto: "Caring, Courteous, and Respectful Service to All" is the foundation that he has established for those who grace the doors of Westside Funeral Home. Rickey was honored at the 2009 Alabama Funeral Director's Convention with the "Entrepreneur of the Year " Award as he launched the second Westside location in Fairfield, Alabama. This state of the art facility brings a level of excellence to the Fairfield community and is recognized by the City Council as one of Fairfield's distinguished businesses.