Thank you for all you did to make our memorial as seamless and easy as possible. Every detail from beginning to end was beautifully handled with the utmost compassion and respect for our loss. David, you really went above and beyond to give us memories that we will cherish forever.
On March 17, 1987, Holloway Funeral Home of Oldsmar, Florida, became a reality for Arthur and Jeanette Holloway. Owning a funeral home had been a goal for Art from the time he worked as an ambulance attendant during his senior year in high school. Speaking of that year, Art humorously states: What seventeen year old boy wouldn’t love to drive fast sounding a siren? Preparing for his goal as a funeral home owner and director, Art then took a part time position at North Funeral Home in Tarpon Springs. In order to have the needed knowledge and achieve the needed credentials, he attended full time and was graduated from The School of Mortuary Science at Miami-Dade College in 1969 Followed by a full time employment for another funeral home and marriage to Jeanette who shared his dream.
After working several years in the industry and with support and encouragement from family and friends, Art and Jeanette ventured to open Holloway Funeral Home in Oldsmar in 1987. The Holloway’s give special credit of their success to God for direction and wisdom and to extreme efforts of family and friends, and the encouragement of their community.
After 27 years Art and Jeanette took a step back from the day to day operation to allow their long term funeral directors Dave Meyer & Scott Hickey and their courteous staff to continue to operate the independently owned and operated funeral home. Employing 9 hardworking caring individuals, to provide a vital service to people in their time of special need.