The Family of Stephen Mac Fadden, who we lost on February 22, 2020, cannot begin to thank Alison at Holloway enough for all she did for our family. Alison took an extremely difficult situation for our family, and showed such compassion and care as she helped us navigate through the process. Holloway is truly blessed to have Alison be the person to meet with and work with grieving families as they go through their very difficult times too. Our sincerest THANKS to you Alison.
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.