Our History

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.

Grieving families are very vulnerable, that is why we treat their wishes as though those wishes were our very own. We give support and comfort for people at one of the hardest times and lowest points in their lives. This is where the little things mean so very much. Not everyone remembers if you provided good service, but they all remember a mistake!



Ollie Follweiler

More than thirty years experience has taught that the hurried pace of change can be tempered with care and compassion. Ollie started in north central Florida, working for an ambulance service. He is a past vocational director of the Cocoa Beach Rotary Club, as well as, the former team leader of a Rotary group study team that traveled to New Zealand and worked a week at a time in many different funeral homes. Ollie also is a founding member of the Independent Funeral Directors of Florida, where he served for six years.



Bill Pickens

The funeral director who helped Bill's family get through their grief after he lost his mother at a young age, left a huge impression on him. For twenty-five years now Bill has been guiding families through their own personal grief.



Charles Sikes

A family friend introduced Charles to the profession. Then, after a chance meeting with Ollie twenty five years ago, he entered the business, and the rest is history. Independent funeral homes have a chance to reclaim industry from the large corporations, simply because, 'we do a better job for less money and we give much better personal service'.



Lamar Hudgins This wasn't something Lamar planned to do, it all started as a part-time job while he was at college. His experience convinced him, that he was well suited for the demands of a funeral director. After forty years it's still looking good.


Ollie Follweiler

Ollie Follweiler, Owner Operator FDIC

More than 40 years of experience has taught that the hurried pace of change can be tempered with care and compassion. Ollie started in north central Florida, working for an ambulance service. He is a past vocational director of the Cocoa Beach Rotary Club, as well as, the former team leader of a Rotary group study team that traveled to New Zealand and worked a week at a time in many different funeral homes. Ollie also is a founding member of the Independent Funeral Directors of Florida, where he served for six years.


Shane Spangler

Shane Spangler, Funeral Director

Shane is a 3rd generation Funeral Director and has been in funeral service since 2005. Starting off doing small maintenance jobs at his grandfather's Funeral Home in Titusville, FL at 16 years old, He quickly became passionate about service to families and the lasting impressions and relationships he gained from helping with funerals. He went to mortuary college at Florida State College in Jacksonville while he worked for his uncle's funeral home in St.Augustine. After a 5 year tenure in St. Augustine, he returned home to Brevard County eager to serve the community in which he grew up in.