Our Story

Learn our story, from the beginning and into the future.

Ever since we opened our gates we have approached life (and death) differently. While some just see the end of a loved one’s life as a time for grief and mourning, we prefer to think of it as a time for reflection, appreciation and even celebration. This is evident in everything we do, from the way we conduct our services to the amenities we choose to offer. We are not a burial ground. We are a close knit community dedicated to honoring, sharing and preserving the amazing and inspirational stories that are life.

100k
legacies honored
100
years in business
300k
moments remembered

Why Us?

In a nutshell? Experience, professionalism, compassion, and empathy.

We've learned a lot over many years. Like how to present options without overwhelming. And how to meet the needs of many caring parties. People come to us in difficult times, and we respond kindness, calmness and expertise. Our goal is to create a beautiful occasion and make you feel welcome, always. We spend our days planning with families. We stay up to date with industry developments. And we make hard times a little easier.

Learn the legacy.

Welcome to Highland Memorial Park, Ocala’s most historic perpetual care cemetery. We are the only gated memorial park in the county, offering a gorgeous setting where serenity, natural beauty, and diligent care come together as one. The architecture of our park was designed specifically to give your loved ones the respect and dignity they deserve. It was also carefully planned for the mourner to have a quiet place of peace and solace.

Who We Are

Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.
Together, we make this place amazing.

Damon A. Walker

Damon A. Walker

IN REMEMBRANCE...
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Dennis Baxley

Dennis Baxley

Licensed Funeral Director & Advisor
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Justin Baxley

Justin Baxley

Licensed Funeral Director
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Mark Carlson

Mark Carlson

Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer
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Andrew Clark

Andrew Clark

Licensed Funeral Director
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Lori Cropley

Lori Cropley

Advance Planning Advisor
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John Davis

John Davis

Associate
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Larry Davis

Larry Davis

Licensed Funeral Director
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John Ferguson

John Ferguson

Licensed Funeral Director
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James P. Grant

James P. Grant

Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer
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Lisa High

Lisa High

Licensed Funeral Director, Location Leader - The Villages
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William Johnson

William Johnson

Licensed Funeral Director
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Timothy Maloney

Timothy Maloney

Senior Associate
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Larry  Maziarz

Larry Maziarz

Licensed Funeral Director
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Mike McDaniel

Mike McDaniel

Licensed Funeral Director
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Kathy Riley

Kathy Riley

Advance Planning Advisor
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Charlie Steckel

Charlie Steckel

Advance Planning Advisor
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Armand  Caiazzo

Armand Caiazzo

Associate
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Erika A. Bankerd

Erika A. Bankerd

Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer
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Robert T. “Bob” Roche CFSP

Robert T. “Bob” Roche CFSP

License Funeral Director/Embalmer/Certified Celebrant
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James March Jr.

James March Jr.

General Manager and Family Service Leader at Highland Memorial Park
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Julia Berry

Julia Berry

Associate
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Barbara Carbaugh

Barbara Carbaugh

Community Outreach Manager
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Paul Taylor

Paul Taylor

Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer, Cremationist, OSHA Coordinator
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Maria Del Rosario Torres

Maria Del Rosario Torres

Advance Planning Advisor
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Stephen Tweedle

Stephen Tweedle

Licensed Funeral Director, Location Leader - Ocala, Belleview and TimberRdge
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Matthew VonOhlen

Matthew VonOhlen

Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer
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Marie Votino

Marie Votino

Advance Planning Advisor
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Gary Weagley

Gary Weagley

Crematory Operator
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Debbie West

Debbie West

Advance Planning Advisor
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Lamond Williams

Lamond Williams

Associate
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