Christopher Franklin Dollar, age 44, of Duluth passed away September 14, 2017. Chris was born on July 31, 1973 in Gadsden, AL. He was raised in Alabama, lived in Florida for some time, and ultimately settled in the Duluth area. He is survived by his wife, Stephanie Baron Dollar and children, Grayson and Charlotte Dollar, all of Duluth; daughter, Karissa Dollar of Lawrenceville; parents, Franklin and Patricia Dollar of Centre, AL; brother, Jason Dollar and his wife Page of McCalla, AL; and several nieces and nephews. Chris was a proud owner of Spectrum Entertainment in Norcross where he worked in the audio visual and entertainment industry for many years. He loved working with his clients and colleagues, and he developed many strong friendships through his trade. Chris loved sports, especially football, and he remained a lifelong Alabama fan. In his free time, Chris enjoyed the gym and bodybuilding; he loved Nascar and music. Most of all, he loved spending time with Stephanie and his children. Whether he was swimming with little Charlotte, building a styrofoam solar system with Grayson, or taking Karissa to the movies, his children always made him smile. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 12:00 P.M. with Dr. Lamar Holley officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at 11 A.M. at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, GA. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the childrens’ education funds at:   <iframe id="tukios_player_512x330" allowfullscreen="true" allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="330" scrolling="no" src="" width="512"></iframe>

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  1. My deepest condolences. Chris was a kind, funny, charismatic man. I pray y’all find peace and understanding through these tough times. Fly high, Mr. Dollar.

  2. My heart breaks to have heard of this great man’s passing. I will never forget his firm handshakes, his voice, personality and charm. Chris taught me a lot through the years that I teach others including my children. I will never forget him. My sincere sympathies go out to his family, friends, coworkers who feel this loss the greatest.

  3. Chris,

    I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping me in college by giving me a chance to become a DJ at your company. You helped me go from eating microwaveable dinners and Ramin noodles to being able to stock the fridge, pay the bills, and live a very decent life as a bachelor. No more paycheck to paycheck. You gave everyone I knew a chance to be a part of your team as well, no matter what. You cared and helped others and allowed me to take over some of your very important accounts. That trust was truly appreciated, though I never expressed it.

    Also, You cut checks early to me on many occasions so I could pay some bills and gave me discounts on gear and other services when I needed it most. God bless you and your big amazing heart. May you rest easy and be at peace my brother.

  4. Stephanie,
    My heartfelt condolences on Chris’ passing.
    Please know that all in our Holy Cross Basketball family are sending thoughts and prayers your way at this difficult time. May God give you strength, and may His great gift of Hope console you to know that one day you will be reunited with him !

  5. Very sad to hear of Chris’s passing. He was vibrant and vital to our entertainment community, I know we’ll all feel this loss.
    My heart goes out to the family. Prayers.

  6. May the God of all comfort continue to be with you and your family during this difficult time. We all look forward to a better day when death will be no more 1Rev 21:4. Our prayers are with you.

  7. Prayers for the family. Chris was a very dear friend of mine. He was like a brother to me for almost 20 years.

  8. Charlie, and dear family, sincerest sympathy and prayers offered to you for a kind and gentle healing process,

  9. Stephanie and family, Such sad news to read this morning. Though I haven’t seen you in some time, I’ve enjoyed seeing your posts about this happy family you’ve built and all of your tales and adventures. G$, C$, and your inner circle will no doubt see you through. Sending much love and my most sincere thoughts for peace.

  10. Stephanie, Grayson and Charlotte – My thoughts and prayers are with you and your beautiful family during this tough time. May Chris rest in peace and your memories of Chris provide you some comfort.

  11. RIP Chris. I wish I could have met you, but I always felt like I knew you because of all the things Stephanie shared from your wedding day and your life together and the two beautiful children you had together. Your memory and legacy will live on through them. Condolences and prayers to you, Stephanie. Such a strong woman you are and that strength is now being tested. Savor all those wonderful memories.

  12. Dear Stephanie,
    There are no words – just heartfelt sympathy at this most difficult time. I wish I were there to give you a hug and tell you in person how very sorry I am for your loss. You have a wonderful family and I know they will be with you every step of the way and will be a great comfort to you. Treasure your memories. God Bless.
    ‘He lived, he loved, he left’ – those words were on a card I received when Jeff passed and I think of them often. So poignant and simple but somehow they say it all. xo

  13. My love and prayers to you Stephanie at this very difficult time. Find strength and comfort in the love of you family and the legacy of your children. His love is forever in your hearts. You are all in our thoughts!

  14. Sending thoughts and prayers to Mr. Dollar’s family and Spectrum Team during this difficult time. Mr. Chris Dollar was so kind in his professional communications to me as a meeting planner. There was always a helpful disposition on the phone or by email. The team members I have worked with at Spectrum have extended the same courtesy and kindness over the years. Now understanding his leadership role, I see this was his business culture he fostered. It all makes sense. Mr. Dollar never boasted that he was an owner or managing partner. He simply answered the phone and asked how can we help you? His email signatures read “Spectrum AV” and the title pertained to what the business matter was…. He was always approachable and informative. Wow…

    Thank you for setting a great example Mr. Chris Dollar. May you rest in peace and your light shine through your family and team. I will be praying for their comfort and healing.

    Kind regards,

  15. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May happy memories forever live on in your hearts.
    The Misticawi Family

  16. Stephanie, Greyson and Charlotte…
    I’m so sorry for your loss. If I can help in any way, please feel free to reach out to me. My heart goes out to you and your family.

  17. Words are inadequate to express the grief we feel when someone we love dies; or to express the sympathy we feel for a friend who is dealing with a loss. Sue and I were unable to join you today but please know that you and your beautiful children are in our thoughts are prayers.

  18. Rest in peace to my dear friend!! I pray you are watching over All 3 of your children. Karissa misses you so much. She turns 16 Friday please watch over your baby girl. I hope you are better now Chris.

  19. Not really sure if everyone knows Chris had another child. His first born Karissa! She reads all this and nobody ever says anything for her! She was is little baby! She is heart broken and it breaks me for her! Her name is Karissa Dollar and she turned 16 right after he took his life! Please say a prayer for her! She is struggling through this!

  20. .Chris you will never know how much we miss you. I Am glad that you had a wonderful wife that you loved she gave you two precious children I love you my precious son. Until we meet again. ..LOVE MOTHER And DADDY

    • Mrs. Darlene Dollar,
      With all due respect, not acknowledging Chris’ first born, Karissa, is grossly disrespecting your son.

    • Mrs. Darlene Dollar,
      With all due respect, not acknowledging Chris’ first born child is grossly disrespecting your son.

  21. Thank you, Joey, for saying exactly what I was thinking while reading all of the posts on here. Karissa is Chris’ first born and he loved her very much – long before Stephanie and his other children. Not to acknowledge Karissa is heartless. Chris Dollar would have never ignored his precious Karissa, and I’m sure he wouldn’t want anyone else to blatantly ignore her, either. I understand some of you may not be aware that Chris had three children, not two. But those of you who are even somewhat close to his family would know this. Shame on you all for being so inconsiderate.
    My heart goes out to all three of his children….

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