Dennis Clinton Dunbar Sr., 76, of Fincastle, passed away March 30, 2022 at his daughter’s residence surrounded by his family.
He was born on April 23, 1945 in Botetourt County to the late Chan H., Sr. and Daisy B. Dunbar. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Larry T., Carl H., Hubert N., David W., and Jack Dunbar; also his sister, Claudine F. Jacques. Mr. Dunbar was a member of the Botetourt Church of God of Prophecy. He enjoyed watching NASCAR with his grandkids, playing his guitar, dirt track racing, animals, and sitting on the porch waving at the passersby.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Shirley A. Dunbar; son, Dennis “Butch” C. Dunbar Jr. and wife, Melissa; daughters, Norma J. Harrison and Eddie Huffman, Penny J. Hostetter and husband, Gerald; grandchildren, Edward L. Dunbar and wife, Amanda Carr-Dunbar, Matthew C. Dunbar and wife Anna, John P. Harrison Jr. and wife Kaitlyn, Clinton E. Hostetter and friend Angela, Hunter and Rachel Hoogendorn, and Ricky Hoogendorn; great-grandchildren, Autumn Dunbar, Isaac Dunbar, Everly Dunbar; brother, Chan Dunbar, Jr.; sisters, Sylvia Wilson, Bernice McConnell, Ruby Lemon; and many nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank Gentle Shepherd Hospice for all of their care for us during this difficult time.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 3, in the Buchanan Chapel of Botetourt Funeral Home, with Pastor Peggy Brown officiating. Interment was in Godwin Cemetery, Fincastle. Pallbearers were Wes Hensley, Mike, Johnny, and Josh Broughman, Amanda Carr-Dunbar, and Kerry Breeden. The family received friends Saturday, April 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Those wishing to make a contribution, please consider Gentle Shepherd Hospice, 6045 Peters Creek Road, Roanoke, 24019. Online condolences may be made at www.botetourtfuneralhome.com or 540-254-3000.