Pearson Emmanuel Dubar Jr.

January 28, 1950July 16, 2018

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Pearson Emmanuel Dubar, Jr. 68, formerly of Overland Park, KS passed away on July 16, 2018. Pearson was born January 28, 1950 to Pearson Emmanuel Dubar, Sr. and Madie Dubar (Kearney) of Shallotte, North Carolina. He graduated Salutatorian of his class and was a Presidential Scholar from Shallotte High School in 1967. Pearson had many discussions with his father about his career path. He decided as a young boy he would pursue a career as a doctor, lawyer, or minister.

He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Duke University in 1971 and his Juris Doctorate from Antioch School of Law in 1978. Upon graduating from college, a professor at Duke University, advised him to consider Officer Candidate School (OCS). He applied and was accepted to Officer Candidate School (United States Navy) in Newport, Rhode Island. He was Commissioned a Naval Officer in 1972. During his 30 years of service, his career was distinguished by excellence in leadership, management and a deep commitment to the Naval Reserve Security Group and cryptologic community. He served with devotion and honor in a number of cryptologic assignments in Virginia, District of Columbia, Maryland, Kansas and Illinois. He received the Meritorious Service Award for exceptional meritorious service and outstanding performance. Throughout his career, he was recognized for contributing essential leadership and oversaw the successful execution of many cryptologic missions critical to national security. He retired as a Captain from the United States Navy on October 1, 2002. In addition to his military career, during his tenure as a law student at Antioch School of Law, he was selected and interned at the Supreme Court of the United States. Pearson was employed at the Department of Agriculture in Washington, DC for many years. He relocated with his family from Virginia to Overland Park, KS in 1996 as the Acting Director, Equal Employment Counselor/Mediator. He retired from the Federal Government and transitioned to private practice in Overland Park, KS in 1998 and spent the next 20 years as an Employment Attorney and Mediator. He retired from private practice in July 2018 due to failing health.

From childhood and throughout his life, his faith was central and a daily reminder of the importance of God in his life. His Catholic faith gave him peace and direction during his adult life. He was a huge advocate for those in need. He would often say to his children, "To whom much is given, much is expected". Pearson utilized his skills as an Attorney and his belief in justice to be a voice for those who were unable to advocate for themselves.

He often spoke about his love for his family and that his children made him extremely proud. On Thanksgiving Day, he met his future wife, Linda F. Grainger. They were married 43 years and from that union they were blessed with three children: Ebonie Mbeteni (Fortunatus), Lakisha Dubar- Wehner (Eustace), Justin Kearney Dubar (Amanda), four grandchildren: Henry Martin Mbeteni, Corrina Isabelle Mbeteni, Camille Elizabeth Mbeteni, and Ethan Michael Dubar. He also leaves one sister, Myra Dubar- Swanson of Easton, PA., two special cousins whom Pearson referred to as his brothers, Janney Dorsey and Tony Dorsey of Woodbridge, VA., two nieces, extended family and loving friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Pearson and Madie Dubar (Kearney), grandparents Percy and Corrina Kearney and Silas and Bedie Dubar.


  • Vigil Thursday, July 26, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Friday, July 27, 2018
  • Reception Friday, July 27, 2018

Pearson Emmanuel Dubar Jr.

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Samira Hussein

October 25, 2018

What a distinguished, inspirational career Mr. Dubar had, and his supreme service to his country. It is unfortunate that I was not in the company of such a person, but I have been in the company of his lovely wife Linda Dubar. Linda's sense of justice, ethics and hard work at my institution where I am privileged to work with her, is a testament to this husband and wife team who had/have so much to offer to humanity.

May Mr. Dubar's legacy live on forever with his beloved wife, his children, and his grandchildren for a long time to come. With much love, sympathy and prayers that may the Almighty grant you peace and patience in the coming months.
Samira Hussein


August 6, 2018

Dubar and I entered A&T together in 1967. He came from the city, Shallotte, and I was raised in the country, Pender County. We were very close. Our lives drifted apart after he left A&T (for a different but not greener pasture) for Duke. We reunited several years ago and found that although we were separated in space, our career choices were very similar. We both served our county in the military and we both became lawyers. We talked about how things change yet remain the same. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and his sister.

Jimmy Newkirk (from Ivanhoe, NC and now live in Kennesaw, Georgia)

Kim Hargett

July 28, 2018

I remember coming to Virginia to visit with aunt Frances and uncle Jb and enjoying my time there. My condolences to you cousin Faye and your family

David L. Gore,Jr M.D. FACS

July 27, 2018

Myra and Family: I would like to express my deepest, heartfelt, admiring most sincere condolences to you all. Coming from Shallotte, N.C. in the 60's going forward everybody knew Mr. Pearson Dubar, Sr. and his Son Pearson Dubar, Jr. They were an inseparable father and son combination. Mr. Dubar {Sr} and I became best of friends, almost like father and son. Pearson and I became very good friends as a result. Many of my successes in life today can be attributed directly to values that I was taught by Mr. Pearson Dubar, Sr., and I know that Pearson, Jr exhibited them daily in his life. Some of my fondest memories of Pearson, Jr. were after we graduated high school, he went off to Duke University and I to North Carolina A&T State University {Dad's alma mater}. He had a green Pontiac Lemans, and would come to A&T often and we would hang out, he would always have very encouraging words to help keep me focused on the prize of a solid college education much like our mutual father {Sr}. To him I owe many thanks, and frequently hoped I would one day have another chance to thank him personally. So on behalf of the Brunswick County, North Carolina area of the State, thanks to you and your Family for what you all as the Dubar's contributed to so many lives, especially in the arena of Education and Pride. Aggie Pride, David Gore

Elton Grainger Jr.

July 25, 2018

We were so sorry to hear about Pearson's passing. We hope that the love of family and friends will comfort and strengthen you in the days ahead. We know and believe God will comfort you during this difficult time.

Love Always,
Elton Grainger Jr.
Angela K. Grainger

Nicole Grainger-Acosta

July 25, 2018

Our heart is filled with sorrow upon hearing the news about Pearson's passing. Our most sincere condolences go out to you and your family. May God's loving arms comfort you during this difficult time.

Kindest Regards,
Nicole Grainger-Acosta
Jose M. Acosta

Dorothy Grainger

July 25, 2018

May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief. Please accept my sincere condolences. I know that the warm memories and your loving family shine brightly - let them fill your mind, warm your heart, and lead you through.
Dorothy Grainger

Rinnie Mills

July 24, 2018

As a child Pearson was my role model. I wanted to be an attorney just like him. I will keep my cousin Linda , her children and grandchildren in my prayers.

Concetta Hales

July 24, 2018

To my sister Linda Dubar and my two Neices and nephew.
May God give you peace and comfort at this time.
My memory of my brother-in law A proud man with dignity.
Sending my love and tight hugs
Rest In Peace Person Dubar a job in life well done!

Sending my love

Concetta Hales

Hattie Bryant

July 23, 2018

Pearson and i met in first grade, his mother was our Teacher for several years Pearson always help me with my Math problems he made sure i never fail my cases, Pearson helped anyone that need his help. We were best Friends all threw School.
Pearson loved Billy Preston During our Talent Shows that's who Pearson became Mr. Billy Preston..
I miss him very much i wish i could have keep in touch more than i did. I am very please at all he has accomplished. I am so very sorry for your lost Mrs. Linda and his Children for lost of your Husband and Father. Myra i am so sorry for the lost of your Brother Pearson, may God continue to Comfort you all it your time of Sorrow. God Bless and keep you one and all.

Love a Friend Hattie Bryant