History & Staff
Personalized service options allow you to honor your loved ones in a way that is both meaningful and healing. We hope to provide support and caring while delivering memorial services that celebrate life and help families find the peace they deserve.
If you’re seeking an honorable celebration of life, we invite you to learn more about where we came from, our vision, and the dedicated people behind our work.
A History of Caring
Back in 1933, times were simpler. People knew and trusted their neighbors. Entire communities grew up together, rejoiced and mourned together, and Haines City's trusted funeral home was owned by Dave Lane. Dave's philosophy was to help families celebrate the life lived, and to encourage them to say goodbye in whatever unique and personal way they wanted.
The community appreciated that commitment and responded to it. The business continued to grow and in 1955, Dave's son-in-law, William F. Holt, took over the business, later renaming it Lane-Holt Funeral Home.
Although the Lane-Holt Funeral Home was sold, it was recently purchased back by the Holt family and is now doing business as Oak Ridge Funeral Care. Today the tradition continues. Families whose past generations found solace within the hometown funeral home's reputation can now turn to the Lane-Holt family's third generation funeral director, Dave Lane Holt. His brand-new facility, Oak Ridge Funeral Care, promises to bring his family's oldest traditions and reputation alive along with the newest technology and most beautiful surroundings.
Oak Ridge Funeral Care is anchored by proud hometown roots that have been spreading in this community for over 70 years. This family tree is an impressive one, distinguished by its tireless dedication to the community it loves.
Our Staff’s Dedication to Respectful Care
A funeral, or memorial service, should provide family members and loved ones with the chance to reflect, remember, and celebrate a life well-lived. Our goal is to create exceptional services and experiences that fulfill the wishes of your loved one. Our experienced Funeral Directors provide guidance on the crucial first steps toward healing.
Location Leader / Funeral Director and Embalmer
Keith was born in Atlanta, Georgia and moved to Florida in 1993 after graduating with honors from Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service, Decatur, GA. A Licensed Funeral Director since 1994, Keith worked at Southerland Funeral Homes in Panama City, FL before moving to Winter Haven, FL in 1994 to work at Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home in Winter Haven and Lane-Holt Funeral Home in Haines City.
Keith left the area in 1997 to work for George H. Hewell and Son Funeral Home, an independent family-owned business, in Jacksonville, FL. He spent five and a half years there. In 2002 Keith moved back to the Winter Haven area to join Dave L. Holt in the opening of the new Oak Ridge Funeral Care in Winter Haven.
Keith served in the United States Marine Corps, is a member of Haines City Lodge #219, F. & A.M.. As a Licensed Florida Insurance Agent, Keith handles the prearrangements made with the funeral home by families.
Keith is married and lives in Auburndale with his wife, Christine. Keith’s has three sons, Johnathan and Zachary and Matthew, both U.S. Navy Veterans.
Senior Funeral Director/ EMBALMER
Kevin is a New Jersey native, having moved to Florida in 1990. He started working at the Lane-Holt Funeral Home in 1996 and was given strong advice to go to school, if he wished to stay in the business. So he went to Atlanta, GA and graduated from Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Services in August, 1998. Right after school he returned to the central Florida area and worked with a couple of Winter Haven firms before joining the staff of Oak Ridge Funeral Care in 2004.
When Kevin is not working he enjoys spending time with his family and friends. As a family they enjoy camping and going out to River Ranch, where they spend time riding the trails and target shooting. Kevin and his family; wife, Kristi and daughters, Emily and Addison reside in Winter Haven with their 2 dogs and one cat.
Funeral Director/ EMBALMER
Marie was born and raised in Puerto Rico, and when she was 11 years old, she moved to the Bronx, NY.
She studied police studies at John Jay College in Manhattan, NY but she knew she had more to offer; her genuine benevolence, empathy, and ability to comfort those in need inspired her to become a funeral director and embalmer.
In 2012, she graduated from American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service in Manhattan, NY, working very hard and fiercely overcoming many obstacles to obtain her A.A.S degree with honors. Marie completed her apprenticeship and worked for two funeral homes in New York until she moved to Florida in 2016 and joined the Oak Ridge team.
She enjoys traveling, cruising, and spending time with her family. She resides in Poinciana, Florida with her husband, George and daughter, Emily.
Funeral Director/ EMBALMER
A native of Ft. Meade, Jason joined the staff at Whidden Funeral Home (now Whidden-McLean) in Bartow in 1989. After several years of employment at Whidden's, he enrolled in Mortuary Science at St. Petersburg Jr. College and graduated in 1995 with a AS Degree in Funeral Service Education. Upon passing the National and State Board Exams he began his career as a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in 1996. After working for several local funeral homes, Jason joined the staff of Oak Ridge Funeral Care in Winter Haven and Haines City in 2017. Now living in Winter Haven, Jason enjoys bike riding, fishing and cruising the Chain of Lakes in his boat.
Funeral Director/ EMBALMER
Nicole was born in Pennsylvania and moved to Florida in 1984. After graduating high school, she took another career path for many years before finally deciding to pursue her dream of being a funeral director. Nicole started her college education at Polk State College and then transferred to St. Pete College earning her Assoicates degree in Funeral Services in 2020. She then became a licensed funeral director in 2021. Nicole resides in Lakeland, Florida with her husband, Randy. Together they have seven children; Brittney, Brandon, C.J., Jordan, Hailey, Delaney, and Jayda and four grandchildren; Luca, Lincoln, and Corey, and two more on the way, a dog and two cats. In her spare time, Nicole enjoys being at home and spending time with her family, cooking, going on cruises, and making her husband a honey do list.