BRANDON — John K. Dunbar, 78, passed away on Friday, May 10, 2019, at his step-son’s home in Columbus.

He was born Aug. 2, 1940, in Brighton, Iowa to the late Clair and Mary Ann (Babcock) Dunbar. John was a retired mechanic. Along with being a member of the Brandon Baptist Church, John was a veteran serving in the United States Navy from 1957-61.

He is survived by his step-son, Mikel Monnett, and his wife, Tara Gidwani; two daughters, Jami (William) Casto, Robin Prothro; his grandson, Christopher (Christine) Prothro; and his great-grandson, Justice Bjornstad-Prothro.

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his wife, Carol (Bailey) Dunbar; his brother, Donald Dunbar; and four sisters, Jo Ann Vorhies, Mary Lou Peterman, Clarice Dunbar and Christie Hanson.

Friends may call Wednesday, May 15, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Brandon Baptist Church. A service will follow, beginning at 12 p.m., with Pastor Marvin Haught officiating. Burial will take place at Wilson Cemetery in Newark.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Brandon Baptist Church, 13513 Sycamore Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050.

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The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of John K. Dunbar.


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