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Gary Franklin Dunbar

October 2, 1952 ~ July 12, 2020 (age 67)


Gary Franklin Dunbar, age 67, Erwin, passed away Sunday, July 12, 2020 at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was a life-long resident of the Bumpus Cove Community and a son of the late James Franklin and Myrtle Mae Richardson Dunbar.

Gary enjoyed hunting and fishing. His nephews and nieces were his world and he loved spending time with them.

In addition to his parents, Gary was preceded in death by two brothers: Larry Dunbar and Billy Dunbar; two sisters; Jeanette McGill and Eula Casey; two brothers-in-law: Doug Harris and Roy Freeman.

Gary leaves behind to cherish his memory, three sisters: Patty Harris, Juanita Casey, and Florine Freeman; several nephews, nieces and cousins also survive.

The family will receive friends at the home of Christy Buchanan 900 Bumpus Cove Road, Erwin. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, July 22, 2020 in the Bumpus Cove Cemetery. Pastor Donnie Roberts will officiate. Pallbearers will be Grant Buchanan, Dillon Buchanan, Jake Dunbar, Jared Dunbar, Brandon Huskins, Anthony Dunbar, Doodlebug Dunbar, and Gunner Jiles. Honorary pallbearers will be Lonnie Freeman and Charlie Freeman. Everyone is asked to meet at the cemetery by 10:55 AM Wednesday.

Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with the Dunbar family at  

Robert Ledford Funeral Home, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, is privileged to serve the Dunbar family.  (423) 743-1380.

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Graveside Service
July 22, 2020

11:00 AM
Bumpus Cove Cemetery
Bumpus Cove Cemetery Road
Erwin, TN 37650

Please note
Everyone is asked to meet at the cemetery by 10;55 AM Wednesday.
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