John K. Dunbar

August 02, 1940 ‒ May 10, 2019

Mount Vernon, Ohio

John K. Dunbar, age 78, passed away on Friday, May 10, 2019 at his step-son’s home in Columbus.

He was born on August 2, 1940, in Brighton, Iowa to the late Clair and Mary Ann (Babcock) Dunbar.  John was a retired mechanic.  Along with being a member of the Brandon Baptist Church, John was a veteran serving in the United States Navy from 1957-1961.

He is survived by his step-son Mikel Monnett and his wife Tara Gidwani; two daughters, Jami (William) Casto, Robin Prothro; his grandson Christopher (Christine) Prothro; and his great grandson Justice Bjornstad-Prothro.

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his wife Carol (Bailey) Dunbar; his brother Donald Dunbar; and four sisters, Jo Ann Vorhies, Mary Lou Peterman, Clarice Dunbar and Christie Hanson.

Friends may call on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 from 10am – 12pm at the Brandon Baptist Church.  A service will follow, beginning at 12pm, with Pastor Marvin Haught officiating.  Burial will take place at Wilson Cemetery in Newark.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Brandon Baptist Church, 13513 Sycamore Rd. Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.

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  • Rest In Peace Dear John, You will be reunited with Carol and the two of you can enjoy each other once again. I enjoyed both John and Carol when they would come to Rhythms of Life, and I was always glad to see them after that also. Sending my deepest sympathy to the entire family. You have lost two good souls. Sincerely, Susan Huggins/Fredericktown

  • My name is Alex and, although I didn’t know John personally, please accept my condolences on the loss of your dear loved one. The Bible can offer great comfort in these difficult times. John 5:28,29 gives hope to many who have lost loved ones in death. I hope these words can do the same for you. If you would like to learn more about this beautiful hope for the future, please visit I am so sorry for your loss.