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

Established in 1843, we are the oldest continuous operating business in the city of Memphis. From our predecessors, Wenderoth & Holst, to present-day Canale Funeral Directors, we have been proudly serving the Memphis community for over 165 years.

Our Valued Staff

Warren S. Canale

Warren S. Canale, Owner & Licensed Funeral Director

Sturla  Canale

Sturla Canale, Owner & Licensed Funeral Director

Bill  Lifsey

Bill Lifsey, Owner & Licensed Funeral Director

J. Ford  Canale

J. Ford Canale, Licensed Funeral Director & Licensed Insurance Producer

Nicklaus  Canale

Nicklaus Canale, Licensed Funeral Director

Mary  McSpadden

Mary McSpadden, Office Manager

Matt  Vinson

Matt Vinson, Non-Licensed Funeral Assistant

Adam  Brasfield

Adam Brasfield, Crematory Manager & Licensed Funeral Director

Sue Ann  Duffy

Sue Ann Duffy, Licensed Cosmetologist