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.
When we sit down with a family, we have just one goal: to create a fitting, memorable and affordable service for their loved one. Together, we explore the wide variety of services and products available, as well as a wealth of creative ideas and suggestions.
Together, we'll design a memorial or funeral service that suits their needs now, and in the future. Families who come to us know that years from now, they will have deep peace-of-mind because in coming to us, they've done their best to honor their loved one.
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 Valued Staff
D Keith Fields, Licensed Funeral Director
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.
Growing tired of the big corporate politics and impersonal way of dealing with families, 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. and the Rotary Club in Auburndale. As a Licensed Florida Insurance Agent, Keith handles the prearrangements made with the funeral home by families. He also serves as webmaster for Oak Ridge Funeral Care and in the past for the Haines City Masonic Lodge.
Keith is married and lives in Auburndale with his wife, Christine. Keith’s son, Johnathan, is a graduate of Auburndale High School and is now residing in Georgia. His sons, Zachary and Matthew, are presently serving in the United States Navy.
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John J La Manna Jr., Licensed Funeral Director
Native of Newark, New Jersey, came to Florida in 1977 while in the US Air Force, was stationed at the Avon Park Bombing Range. In 1978, started working for the Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home part time until 1980. Attended Miami-Dade Community College, majored in funeral service education, and graduated at the top of the 1982 graduating class as valedictorian. Have been working in the Winter Haven area since 1983, after interning at John’s Funeral Home in Stuart following graduation. Member, and past president of the Cypress Gardens Sertoma Club; former member of the Bartow Kiwanis Club, former greeter, and member of the Winter Haven Area Chamber of Commerce, former member of the board for Good Shepherd Hospice, member of the Winter Haven Moose Lodge, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church; Charter member of the Polk County Stingrays scuba club; PADI Divemaster, member of the National Association of Cave Diving, the National Speleological Society Cave Diving Section, recovery diver for the International Underwater Cave Rescue and Recovery team.
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Kevin C. Douglas, Licensed Funeral Director
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 to motorcycle events, Daytona Bike Week has become a yearly tradition, since Kevin got his first motorcycle 4 years ago. New to the Douglas' this year is 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.
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Richard Mengeling, Licensed Funeral Director-Part-time
Richard is a native of Chicago, Illinois who moved to Winter Haven, Florida in 1960 from Hampshire, Illinois. Graduate of Winter Haven High School in 1963 and Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science Gupton - Jones, Dallas Texas, in 1968. Florida License Embalmer 1969 and Florida licensed Funeral Director 1969. Having worked from 1965 till 1980 for Crisp Funeral Home, Winter Haven, from 1980 till 1990 for Bill Holt at Lane – Holt Funeral Home , 1990 for Service Corporation International in Haines City and Ott – Laughlin Funeral Home at Glen Abbey Memorial Gardens in Auburndale, Florida.. Returning to Haines City, Fla. August of 2005 and Oak Ridge Funeral Care. Past president of the Cypress Gardens Kiwanis Club, past president of the Greater Haines City Kiwanis Club and presently a member of and current Vice-President of the Winter Haven Kiwanis Club. Member and Past Master of the Haines City Masonic Lodge No. 219, F & A. M., Past District Deputy Grand Master in 2002 for the Grand Lodge of Florida. Member of Egypt Shrine, Tampa. Fl. Past President of the Winter Haven Shrine Club and the Lakeland Shrine Club. Past President & member of the Trike Patrol Parade Unit. Also a 32 Degree Scottish Rite and York Rite Mason and a member of the Royal Order of Scotland.. Member of Beymer United Methodist Church, Winter Haven.
Married – wife is Rosemary
Daughter – MaryLeona
Grandson – Hunter
Marion McMillan, Licensed Funeral Director
Marion was born in rural Eastern Oregon and grew up on his family wheat ranch. He was a volunteer firefighter and EMT for several years before moving to Florida in 1999. In 1990 he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business/Economics from Eastern Oregon University. He got into the funeral business in Miami after taking a support staff position with Cofer-Kolski-Combs Funeral Home. In 2001 his family moved to Lehigh Acres, FL, and he became Office Manager at Anderson Funeral Home in Fort Myers. After spending 4 years as a stay-at-home dad for his foster and adopted children, he returned to school, graduating from St. Petersburg College in 2010 with an Associates Degree in Funeral Services. He joined the Oak Ridge staff in 2008. Marion, his wife Meredith, and their three children live in Auburndale.
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