Joseph Cary Dollar

Published 10:21 am Thursday, December 3, 2020

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Joseph Cary Dollar, Sr., 65, of Bainbridge, Ga., passed away Wednesday, December 2, 2020.

The memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at First Baptist Church with Rev. Chris Humphries officiating. Tommy Dollar, Buz Livingston, Ramsey Simmons III, Gene Webb, Wesley Powell, Mitch Inlow, Scott Brown, Jay Stout, and members of Guy Farmer Sunday School Class will serve as honorary pallbearers. Due to the ongoing concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, those attending are asked to maintain the recommended safe social distancing of six feet in accordance with the State of Georgia guidelines. Masks are required.

Online visitors may sign the guest register at Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.

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Joseph Cary Dollar was born May 27, 1955 in Florida, the son of Joseph Elijah Dollar and Elizabeth Brockett Dollar. He was a graduate of Bainbridge High School, Class of 1973. Cary married Melinda Murphy in 1980 and they made their home in Bainbridge. Cary was a general contractor and member of First Baptist Church.

As a planner and strategist, Cary’s favorite quote was: “I love it when a plan comes together.” He enjoyed the outdoors and was well known for “fishing all the time”. Cary loved cooking and eating; his favorite place to gather was the table. Most of the time he was a big ol’ teddy bear but hit him just right and you knew there was a polar bear inside. Cary was a football fan and rarely missed an opportunity to cheer on and maybe even armchair quarterback the Bainbridge Bearcats or the Georgia Bulldogs.

Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Melinda Murphy Dollar; his children, Joe & Beth Dollar of Bainbridge, Ga., and Eric & Jessica Dollar of Tallahassee, Fla.; and his grandchildren, Gambler, Benji, and Grant. Cary was preceded in death by his parents.