“It is truly a called profession.”

Originally from Jonesborough, Rick Yett has worked for Morris-Baker for over a decade as his second career—his first was with the U.S. Postal Service for over three decades. He became interested in working for Morris-Baker after having observed funeral services over the years at different places:

“When attending funerals for friends and family members, I used to always watch the funeral home employees and see how they were conducting themselves before, during, and after the services were concluded,” Rick says. “Some were good, some not so much, some above and beyond expectations. I feel that Morris-Baker serves their families in the ‘above and beyond’ category, and I am very pleased and proud to be a part of that experience for the families.”

Rick appreciates how easy it is to work with his colleagues and how everyone helps each other. “All have been willing to help the newer employees from day one,” he explains. He has also appreciates that the whole staff is willing to help all families throughout their time of need.

“It is truly a called profession,” he says. “I have always had a compassion for people’s grief, pain, and the way they are able to deal with the loss of loved ones.” A willingness to do all he can to help is important to Rick. “Making a difficult time made a little easier is one of the most satisfying parts of the job.”

We are so glad that Rick is a part of the Morris-Baker family.

WRITTEN BY: Shuly Cawood