In Memorium: Oscar Lloyd Jollay
December 1, 1923 - December 7, 2014
O. L. “Lloyd” Jollay, founder of O. L. Jollay Masonry, passed away Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in Atlanta, only six days after his 90th birthday.
Lloyd was born Dec. 1, 1923, in Dillard, the eldest son of Oscar Leonard Jollay and Annie Grist Jollay. He attended Rabun Gap High School (now Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School), graduating in 1940.
During World War II Lloyd served in the Army Signal Corps, earning the rank of master sergeant, as a telephone and telegraph wire chief. After the war, he met and married Margaret O. Jollay. Together they came to Atlanta where Lloyd attended Georgia Tech, majoring in industrial engineering.
After college, Lloyd was employed with American Fireproofing, one of the first commercial masonry contracting firms in Georgia. In 1957, Lloyd opened his own masonry contracting business in Avondale Estates. Over the past 50 years, the firm has expanded and completed projects in seven Southeastern states. Lloyd was a member of the Masonry Contracting Association of America and served as both president of the state association and president of the tri-state region.
Lloyd has been a member of the First United Methodist Church in Atlanta, since the late 1940s. Lloyd and Margaret loved their church and the MACO Sunday school class, where Lloyd served as president of the MACO class and on the administrative board of First Methodist. Lloyd and Margaret enjoyed spending time with friends and family at their cabin on Lake Lanier and at their home in Naples, Fla., until her death in December 1986. Lloyd and his second wife, Betty Edgar, spent time traveling until her death in February 2006.
Lloyd is survived by: three children, David L. Jollay (Cindy), Thomas L. Jollay (Kathy) and Anne J. Landers (Jerry); six grandchildren, Mayer J. Buisson (Beau), Lauren J. Gray (Mark), Meredith J. Roberts (Johnathan), Matthew B. Jollay, Margaret L. Graton (Jason) and K. Morgan Landers; two great-grandsons, Ryan Gray and David Roberts; and a great-granddaughter on the way.
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