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John Robert Dollar

September 26, 1941 ~ January 3, 2022 (age 80)


John Robert Dollar, age 80, of Orlando, Florida peacefully passed away on January 3, 2022 while surrounded by his family.

John was born on September 26, 1941 in Jacksonville, FL, son of John Dalton (Pat) and Marie Bass Dollar.  John lived his adolescent life in Kenansville, FL  and graduated from St Cloud High School where he met Emma Lou, his wife of 57 years. He received his Master's Degree in Civil Engineering from Auburn University. Post graduation, he and Emma Lou lived in multiple cities while serving with the Public Health Service.

John started his career in Gainesville, then moved to Auburn before making his way back to Central Florida.  There he was a civil engineer with PBS&J for most of his career before moving on to Osceola Engineering where he worked until 2012.

John was a kind man with a generous spirit who was a member of the Kissimmee Bay Rotary which gave him the opportunity to help organizations like Give Kids the World and HELP Now. 

A sports lover, John was a Kowboys booster and volunteered his time to the Kissimmee Little League. He enjoyed watching his Auburn Tigers but spent many weekends in Gainesville with friends, watching the Gators. John spent many more hours watching his children participate in their various activities, and then later his grandchildren. 

John loved to travel and could always be found with a camera in his hand. He and Emma Lou took many trips to Europe and throughout the United States over the years. Some of his favorite were his annual ski trips, visits to his children in New York and Baltimore, and trips to Alaska, Greece and Portugal with close friends. 

He is survived by his loving wife Emma Lou, daughter Debbie and her husband Mark Batchelor, son Vince and his wife Jennifer Dollar and grandsons Johnny and Sonny Dollar. 

There will be a celebration of life on the lawn outside of The Train Depot at Pioneer Village on Saturday, January 15, 2022 from 9:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M. Coffee and donuts will be served in honor of John, as that was his favorite Saturday morning breakfast. The Pioneer Village is located at : 2491 Babb Road, KIssimmee, Florida 34746.

Memorial contributions may be made in John's name to either The Alzheimer's and Dementia Resource Center (1410 Gene Street, Winter Park 32789) or Advent Health Hospice (480 West Central Parkway, Altamonte Springs 32714)

The Dollar family is being cared for by: CONRAD & THOMPSON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, 511 Emmett Street, Kissimmee, Florida 34741; 407-759-6721.


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Celebration of Life
January 15, 2022

9:30 AM
Pioneer Village

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