Our Story

Why have generations of families honored us with their Trust and Confidence?

We believe it's because for the last 128 years, our team of caring professionals have established a reputation of serving families with Excellence and Compassion.  That kind of individual attention and service have become the hallmarks of our company.  Our greatest strength is our staff - known to the community and valued by those they serve. 

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. 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

Serving North Central Florida since 1885

Many funeral homes and cemeteries are owned by public companies, with distant headquarters, who answer to stockholders, not families. In addition, there are way too many companies who simply do not connect in relevant ways with the communities they serve.

Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services is a privately-owned company. Our team-members live where you live. Our children go to school with yours. We shop where you shop. Maybe we even attend the same church. Our community is your community. You know us... and we know you.

Our commitment to serving and actively connecting with our communities means that decisions are made locally, based upon local needs, customs, and traditions. It means that we are able to focus on a truly personal and meaningful approach, rather than a cookie-cutter way of doing things.

Always Changing to Meet Your Needs

As a Funeral Home, Perpetual Care Cemetery, and Private Crematory company, we are always changing and adding ways in which to remember. Video Tributes, Lasting Memories photo bronze memorials, and Funeral Web-Casting in our Ocala location, are just a few of the newest concepts available to create a unique and meaningful tribute to your loved-one.

Who We Are

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

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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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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Armand  Caiazzo

Armand Caiazzo

Associate
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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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Michael Holland

Michael Holland

Director of Operations
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Pamela Johnson

Pamela Johnson

Associate
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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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Lamond Williams

Lamond Williams

Associate
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