Gregory Dunbar

Gregory Lee Dunbar, 49, of Newport, TN, formerly of Washington, IA, died Friday, May 12, 2023, at his home. His body has been cremated and a private family graveside service will be held at the Sandy Hook Cemetery with full military honors. A visitation will be held 1:00-7:00 PM, Friday, June 16, 2023, at the Beatty Peterseim Funeral Home in Washington with the family greeting friends from 4:00-7:00 PM.


Greg was born October 3, 1973, in Fairfield, Iowa, the son of Jim and Debbie (Pickering) Dunbar. He graduated from the Faith Christian Academy in 1992. Right after graduating he joined the Air Force and served as a hydraulic mechanic on the Boeing RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft in the 38th RS at Offutt Air Force Base. He was honorably discharged after 10 years. Greg was united in marriage to Veronica Magee on September 7, 1996, at Midlands Bible Baptist Church in Bellevue, NE. He enjoyed playing his guitar, singing with family, riding his motorcycle, fixing things, and staying busy. He was always willing to offer a helping hand.


Survivors include his wife Veronica, four children: Brianna (Grant) Iske of Lanark, IL, Russell (girlfriend Emily Clary) Dunbar of Hiawatha, IA, Lenora (boyfriend Braulio) Dunbar of Wayland, IA, and Elliot (Nina) Dunbar of Sevierville, TN, parents Jim and Debbie of Pleasant Plain, IA, brother Steven (Marchel) Dunbar of Richland, IA, grandmother Jean Dunbar of Washington, IA, 3 aunts Kay (Les) Whitaker of Pleasant Plain, IA, Jeana (Tonnie) Crile of Washington, IA, Julie Richardson of Washington, IA, uncle Jerry (Pam) Dunbar of Washington, IA, father and mother in law Gerald and Kathy Magee of South Padre Island, TX, brother-in-law Brent (Kim) Magee of Atlantic, IA, Seven nieces, and many cousins and friends.


Preceding Greg in death were his infant sister Pamela Jo, grandparents Cloyce and Maxine Pickering, grandfather James E. Dunbar, and two uncles Francis and Lonnie Pickering.


The family would like to thank their friends for the outpour of love and care they have received during this difficult time. In lieu of flowers a general memorial has been established.