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Jerry Mike Tolar

A Graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at Tolar Cemetery in Columbia for Jerry Mike Tolar, 85, of Columbia, who passed away Friday, March 6, 2020 at Asbury Hospice House in Hattiesburg. Bro. Darel Daniels will officiate.

He was born August 15, 1934 to Mike Tolar and Maggie Keen Tolar. A founding member of Community Baptist Church of Oloh, Mr. Tolar was proceeded in death by his beloved wife of 59 years, Elouise Hatten Tolar; his parents; a son Thomas Jerry Tolar. He is survived by his children, Sherrie Lynn (David) Broome of Mountian View, AR, and Keith (Ola) Tolar of Columbia; brothers Joe (Betty) Tolar and Frank (Judy) Tolar both of Columbia; grandchildren, Jarrod Moree, Cary Moree, Casey Broome, Twain Tolar, Sheil Tolar Hibley, Lynette Tolar Smith, Thomas Jerry Tolar II, Devina Tolar, and Kiel Tolar; twenty-one great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren

A lifelong resident of Marion County, Mr. Tolar was a well-known brick mason who successfully owns and operated Jerry Tolar Bricklayers. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge. His hobbies included square dancing, fishing, and traveling. When traveling, he and Mrs. Tolar loved to visit every flea market between home and their destination and often came home with some unique finds to add to their growing collection. At the amusement of his friends and family, Mr. Tolar would often find enjoyment telling jokes and funny stories.

Pallbearers will be Eugene "Blue" Green, Carol Elkins, Scottie Moree, Vernon Watts, Cameron Moree, and Cooper Moree.

Hathorn Funeral Home in Columbia is in charge of the arrangements. Family and friends may sign an online guestbook at


Jerry Mike Tolar
August 15, 1934 - March 6, 2020





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