Reginald Sylvester "Reggie" Abbott Sr., 94, of Brunswick, died Monday December 21, 2009 at Savannah Rehab and Nursing Center. Private graveside rites will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday, December 29, 2009, in Palmetto Cemetery with Father Cletus Pifher officiating.
Born December 31, 1914 in Brunswick, Georgia to the late Jessie E. and Catherine Fonda Abbott, he was retired from the Jekyll Island Authority, where he was fondly known as "The Dollar Man." Mr. Abbott was a lifelong resident of Glynn County and member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. He was also a charter member of Elks Lodge BPOE #691. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Charlotte Butler Abbott, a grandson, Christopher J. Holland, three brothers and four sisters.
Survivors include a son, Reginald Sylvester Abbott Jr. and wife Bunny of Fayetteville, GA, a daughter, Mary Jo Holland of Brunswick, two grandchildren Reginald Sylvester Abbott III and wife Stephanie of Birmingham, AL, and Amanda L. Holland of Darien, GA, two great grandchildren, Dylan and Mackenzie Abbott of Birmingham, several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to St. Francis Catholic Church. Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home is charge of arrangements. www.edomillerandsons.com