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Staff members of Florida Cremation Society are caring and experienced professionals who understand that each family is unique and has personal requests and traditions. These requests and traditions are of utmost importance to our staff of licensed directors.

Our Team

Kenneth E. Roberts

Kenneth E. Roberts

Founder

Phone: 352-694-3838

The Roberts family has been dedicated to funeral service since 1898, when C.V. Roberts, a dedicated community leader, first entered the profession in a small frame building in Ocala, FL. 

In 1937, C.V. passed the business to his son Edgar S. Roberts, who was married to the former Sarah Doris Hemphill of Dunnellon, FL. Together they owned and operated Roberts Funeral Home. Kenneth followed in the family tradition by entering the funeral profession and becoming actively involved in the family business. In 1963, the Roberts family opened an ambulance service in Dunnellon, FL in the old army barracks. In 1964, the Roberts family built the first and only crematory in North Central Florida and for many years provided cremations for other funeral homes.  In 1969 Kenneth and his brother formed a partnership and founded Roberts Funeral Home in Dunnellon.  In 1992, Kenneth assumed full control of the business, and along with his wife Patty operated their independent funeral home until his untimely death on December 11, 2017.  Today, Patty and their son Kevin continue the Roberts tradition of providing professional, compassionate service to the citizens of Marion County and surrounding communities.

Patty Roberts

Patty Roberts

Owner

Phone: 352-694-3838

Patty

Kevin K. Roberts

Kevin K. Roberts

Managing Director

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 352-694-3838

Kevin is not only native to Ocala, Florida but to the Funeral Service Industry as well. The fourth generation to serve the families of Marion County and beyond who have experienced loss, Kevin has worked for Florida Cremation Society since 1997. His professionalism and passion for the best service coupled with his drive for accomplishment have been instrumental in the continued success of Florida Cremation Society. His vision was integral in the construction of the company’s state of the art facility where hundreds of families have received the highest quality service. His integrity and endless drive for perfection continue to create a reputation of fair and responsible work. Kevin lives in Ocala with his two children.

Melissa Moody

Melissa Moody

Director

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 352-694-3838

Melissa joined Florida Cremation Society in September, 2009. Working as Secretary has afforded her the opportunity to work closely with the families that they serve. Melissa has been inspired to continue her studies in the field of Mortuary Science, and received her Funeral Director's License in July of 2015, after attending St. Petersburg College.

Sahar Gleaves

Sahar Gleaves

Director

Email: [email protected]

Sahar has lived most of her life in Florida, and currently she and her husband live in Ocala. A graduate of John A. Gupton College in Nashville, TN, she received her Associates Degree in Mortuary Science in 2012. She then returned to Florida, where she has been serving families in the funeral profession ever since. She joined the Roberts Team in 2017.

Brad Lamplot

Brad Lamplot

Lead Cremationist

Phone: 352-694-3838

Brad is a 35 year resident of Ocala where he brings many years of experience to the funeral and cremation profession. He is a certified cremationist and oversees the daily crematory operations. Brad's compassion and willingness to serve families is the reason he has chosen this profession and enjoys his work at Florida Cremation Society.