Stewart Greg Dunbar is a native of Columbia and a proud graduate of the University of South Carolina. He is honored to be a fifth-generation member of the Dunbar Funeral Home family, which has served the Columbia area since 1884. Greg ensures each and every family, every time, is treated with the utmost respect, as if they were his own family members. As location manager Greg is very generous with his time in developing the employees and ensuring they have a work and family life balance. Greg Dunbar is a member and past president of the South Carolina Funeral Directors Association, a member of the Greater Blythewood Chamber of Commerce, Columbia Chamber of Commerce and a longtime member of Eastminister Presbyterian Church in Columbia. Greg ensures our public servants who give their lives in the line of duty receive a memorial respecting their unselfish service in protecting our laws and communities. He is married and together they have six daughters and two grandsons. Greg enjoys cycling, kayaking and golf.
Jessica P Kline
Location manager Jessica Kline has been with the funeral home since 2009. She became a certified celebrant after her mother died.
Jessica has taken corporate sponsorship of the Greater Columbia Area Widowed Persons Organization to a personal level and has developed friendships with those who attend. She is a member of Beth Shalom Synagogue, where she previously served on the board of directors. Jessica enjoys being a member of the Irmo/Lake Murray Rotary Club, where she is the membership chair and shows her love for the community by living the Rotarian motto “service above self.” Jessica and her daughter work together to carry out Rotary volunteering duties, delivering Meals on Wheels and ringing the bell for the Salvation Army at Christmas.
Jessica is married and has two children and one grandson. Although her career and civic organizations are important, her most-loved activities involve her children. She has been seen at Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission (ICRC) on the football and baseball field, and at Irmo High School’s lacrosse games cheering on her son. Today you might find her at Columbia Christian Dance Theater with her daughter or ICRC watching her daughter in various activities.
Uly J Tanner Jr
Uly J, known by everyone as Joey, began working at Dunbar Funeral Home in 1975 at the young age of 17. He obtained his degree in funeral service from Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science in Atlanta, Ga. in 1978. He has progressed through all aspects of the funeral industry, from apprentice to funeral director and embalmer, and is now at the threshold of his retirement. He is grateful to the Dunbar family for allowing him to work in this community and establish a vital reputation among colleagues and clientele. Joey currently assists families with arrangements, whether it be through a traditional service or a cremation service. His annual pilgrimage to the beach with all of his family, including aunts, uncles and cousins, brings him great joy. He is quite involved with the Widowed Persons Organization (WPO), a group sponsored by the funeral home, and his local square dance club. A few of his favorite pastimes are cooking, researching family genealogy on “Find-a-grave" and eating at a favorite restaurant.
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