Dunbar Funeral Home - Northeast

4219 Hard Scrabble Rd, Columbia, SC


William Jones Dunbar Jr.

March 16, 1943June 10, 2019

COLUMBIA - William Jones Dunbar, Jr., 76, died Monday, June 10, 2019. Born in Aiken, SC, he was a son of the late William J. Dunbar and Ann McNair Dunbar. A member of Spring Valley Presbyterian Church, he was an avid hunter and fisherman who enjoyed gardening and loved to travel.

Surviving are his wife, Michele W. Dunbar of Columbia; daughters, Wendy Sherman (Matt) of Blythewood, and Caroline Peek (Russell) of Clemmons, NC; four grandchildren, Will and Molly Sherman, and Wesley and Emma Peek; sisters, Anne Mayenschein and Virginia Frederick (Jimmy); brother, Wallace Dunbar (Mary Kay); and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to all of his doctors and caregivers for their excellent care during his illness.

Services will be private at a later date. Memorials may be made to Spring Valley Presbyterian Church, 125 Sparkleberry Lane, Columbia, SC 29229.

Dunbar Funeral Home, Northeast Chapel, is assisting the family. Memories may be shared at www.dunbarfunerals.com.


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Bill Hyman

August 15, 2019

I knew Billy mostly through our time together in the Boy Scouts. We went to High School together but our association on scouting trips is where we spent the best times together. I remember him as a person of sterling character and a congenial disposition. He always had a good word and a friendly greeting. A good person is easy to remember.

Jim and Pat Turner

June 22, 2019

We met Bill and Michele on our trip to Alaska in 2010. We became fast friends laughing, enjoying the sites and creating memories and we've stayed in touch ever since. Michele we were saddened to hear from you that Bill had lost his battle with cancer. He put up a good fight and is now pain free in his heavenly home waiting to see you again. Much love to you!

Janice Lovr

June 13, 2019

I know Bill is in God’s choir singing all of our old favorite songs. We will miss him. Love and prayers to all of you💕

Elizabeth Duffy

June 11, 2019

Billy was my uncle and a very special person. Loved his wife, children, grandchildren and family profusely. He was a hunter and a fisherman, but in the earlier years he loved his plants. Out of the African Violets and Rhododendrons that he gave me, I have one left that I will care for extra extra special now in his memory. He only had one fault, he was an obnoxious Clemson fan. I went to USC and he could not have a conversation with me without bringing up the “Chickens”. My children went and graduated from Clemson and he FINALLY lightened up on me. Your were a great man, father, and uncle and may you Rest In Peace Uncle Billy. With all my love your favorite niece Elizabeth ❣️