John F. Dunbar ’49

John Floyd Dunbar , funeral director, builder, developer, died on the evening of December 18, 2012, at his home.

John Floyd was born in Spartanburg on November 2, 1926, a son of the late Elizabeth Floyd and Walter L. McKinney and later adopted by Dr. Paul A. Dunbar . He was first married to the late Mary McAlister and later to the late Jacqueline Walker, both of Charleston, SC.

John Floyd is survived by three daughters, Towles D. Darby of Spartanburg, Elizabeth D. Ruth and her husband, George, of Terrell, NC, and Ann D. Evans and her husband, Marshall, of Spartanburg; three sons, Dr. John F. Dunbar Jr. and his wife, Merimac, James M. Dunbar and his wife, Becky, both of Spartanburg, and Henry S. Dunbar , II of Brevard, NC; three step children, Julie C. Steadman, Sallie C. Lesemann and James Conner; a brother, Paul A. Dunbar , Jr.; twelve grandchildren; five step grandchildren, and Ellen Conner.

He was predeceased by his brother, Henry Stevens Dunbar (Budgie); and a grandson, Jackson Stripling Dunbar .

John Floyd attended Porter Military Academy in Charleston, SC where he graduated as the battalion commander and most athletic. He was a graduate of the Citadel, class of 1950, and was a World War II army veteran.

He worked numerous years managing the J.F. Floyd Mortuary and cemeteries, Floyd Orchards, and Floyd real estate. He was also responsible for developing major subdivisions in Spartanburg County. He was President of Dunbar Construction CO. and Dunbar Realty CO.

Mr. Dunbar was a life long member and a Deacon Emeritus of First Presbyterian Church. He was a member of The Piedmont Club, The Hibernian Society and the Carolina Yacht Club of Charleston. He served on the YMCA and Salvation Army Boards and participated in the Board of Realtors, the Homebuilders Association, Spartanburg Rotary Club, and American Legion. He was also past president of the Citadel Brigadier Club, member of the Athletic Advisory Board, and member of St John ‘s 333 AFM, 32nd Degree Mason.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his graveside service at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Wonder of Life Mausoleum, on Friday, December 21, 2012, at 3:00pm conducted by the Reverend Dr. Thomas E. Evans.

The family is at the home, 1408 Thornwood Dr., Spartanburg, SC.

In remembrance of John Floyd , memorial contributions may be made to Mobile Meals, P.O. Box 461, Spartanburg, SC 29304; Spartanburg Regional Hospice, in care of Spartanburg Regional Foundation, 101 E. Wood Street, Spartanburg, SC 29303; The Caroline Virginia Pulliam Mitochondrial Disease Fund, in care of Spartanburg County Foundation, 424 E. Kennedy Street, Spartanburg, SC 29302; or to the charity of one’s choice.


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