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Dennis Lincoln DunbarPassing: November 27, 2019


Chastain Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Monday, December 2nd @ 4:00 p.m.


Chastain Funeral Home

Monday, December 2nd @ 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Bonds Chapel Cemetery

MITCHELL – Dennis Lincoln Dunbar, 66,died Wednesday, November 27, 2019, at Mitchell Manor.

Born September 9, 1953, in Bedford, he was the son of Ty Dunbar and Margaret (Pruett) Dunbar Wilfong.

Denny was a 1971 graduate of Mitchell High School and a member of the Work of God Church.

He worked at Dunbar and Company Insurance for many years and was a claims processor for FEMA the past six years.

Denny loved life and people.  He had a great sense of humor and particularly enjoyed playing cards with his friends.  Denny loved playing golf, mushroom hunting, and riding his Harley.

Survivors include his siblings, Dana (Brenda) Dunbar, Dwight (Kathy) Dunbar, and Dawn (Dee) Duncan.

His father, mother, and sister, Diana Briscoe, preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 4:00 p.m. Monday, December 2, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Dwight Dunbar officiating.  Following cremation, burial will be in Bonds Chapel Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until the service on Monday at the funeral home.

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38 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Beverly Richason | Latrobe
    Date: December 14, 2019
    You're missed. Thank you for your special gift for Tim yesterday. You're always a friend in need. I'm glad you're not suffering anymore. Your friend and old neighbor.
    Date: December 14, 2019
    Denny will be missed by so many. He was a true friend and neighbor for many years.
  3. Guest: Beth Doub | Mitchell, IN
    Date: December 3, 2019
    To me Denny will always be Big Show! Well, Uncle Buck too! That is what my sweet nephew Josh calls him. Josh lost his two best buds in a few weeks time. Denny and his dog Ike. I am sure Denny will take care of Ike for him.Always the jokester and always loving to his nieces and nephews. He was loved by many! Praying for the Dunbars. Love you guys
  4. Guest: Lisa Miller Alford | Jacksonville, Florida
    Date: December 2, 2019
    So sorry for your loss. We will be praying for you.
  5. Guest: Cathy and Greg Brewer | MITCHELL, In
    Date: December 2, 2019
    Dwight and family, so sorry for your loss..prayers
  6. Guest: scott fields | mitchell, indiana
    Date: December 2, 2019
    It was with a heavy heart that I learned of Denny's passing. Sorry to say that I had just heard that he was in the nursing home. As the years past we had lost touch with each other, but the memories of the time we spent together will always be with me. The teasing, sarcasm and just plain goofing around are etched in my memory along with that playful laugh. My prayers are with the remaining "D's" of the Dunbar family and may you find peace in recalling all the good times we all had with DLD. He was bigger than life!! Peace, ~pete
  7. Guest: Chris Mannix | bedford
    Date: December 2, 2019
    R.I.P My Friend! Condolences to all the Family.
  8. Guest: Jane Henry | Greenwood, Indiana
    Date: December 1, 2019
    Sending my sincere thoughts and prayers to the Dunbar family during this time of loss. May God wrap his arms around you and give you comfort and healing.
  9. Guest: Beverly Sherwood | Indianapolis, IN
    Date: December 1, 2019
    Prayers to the Dunbar family. Denny was always loved by many. His great sense of humor will be missed by all who knew him.
  10. Guest: Bobby Brown | Venice Florida
    Date: December 1, 2019
    To the family I’m so very sorry...I got to see Denny at my brother Rudy’s service when he came by to pay his respects...Your brother was such a joy and always able to see the bright side in all circumstances. Denny was bigger than life and will be missed by all that new him. I wish you all peace and warmth in your hearts at a very difficult time.
  11. Guest: glen stroud | athens, ga.
    Date: November 30, 2019
    Dana, Dwight, and Dawn, so sorry to hear about Denny. I worked with Denny at Spring Mill in the early 70s, we had a blast, God bless you all.
  12. Guest: Charlie and Janet Noe | Mitchell
    Date: November 30, 2019
    Dunbar Kids.....So sorry to hear of Dennys passing.. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Even though it's a sad thing....just think of reunion that he and Diana are having....all that laughing. Love you all,
  13. Guest: Cheryl Busack Dull | Verona, Wi
    Date: November 30, 2019
    My sincere condolences to the Dunbar Family. I’m so sorry for your loss. Denny was a good friend many years ago. He always made me laugh and warmed my heart with his kindness. I am glad we were able to reconnect a little through Facebook.
  14. Guest: Paul Stroud | Vero Beach, FL
    Date: November 30, 2019
    Condolences to the Dunbar family. Denny was a friend, golfing buddy, and just a great guy. He will be sorely missed by all. God Bless and Rest In Peace Paul and Kathy Stroud
  15. Guest: Tammy Gardner | Bloomington in
    Date: November 30, 2019
    Sending sincere condolences and comfort to Dawn and all the family.
  16. Guest: Mike and Rita Ramey | Bloomington, IN
    Date: November 29, 2019
    God Bless all of Denny's family at this time. Denny was loved by many and made a lot if us smile.
  17. Guest: Netha King Wyman | Muncie
    Date: November 29, 2019
    Dana and Brenda, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I remember Denny from our Huron school days. May God give you peace and comfort as you seek Him during your sorrow. Netha King Wyman
  18. Guest: Jerry and Judy Stevens | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: November 29, 2019
    Dear Dunbar families - Jerry & I were sad to learn of Dennys passing. He was such a great guy & fun too. You have such a wonderful family to lean on at this sad time. May the Good Lord hold you all in His Hands of Mercy and Peace.. And you wonderful memories be strong..
  19. Guest: Sonja mills | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: November 29, 2019
    Sorry for ur loss , thoughts and prayers for the family
  20. Guest: Shelly Dobson | Mitchell, IN
    Date: November 29, 2019
    My heart is heavy... I've known Denny my whole life, he was a great guy and will missed terribly. 😢💔
  21. Guest: Carol Johnson | Bedford
    Date: November 29, 2019
    I am so sorry for your loss...Denny w as s such a warm hearted soul. My prayers are with you all.
  22. Guest: Dennis and Tracy Myers | Summerdale AL
    Date: November 29, 2019
    Loved Denny he was a hoot to hang out with had a lot of fun playing golf and running around in the old days will miss you my friend
  23. Guest: Stan and April Glenn | Clearwater fl
    Date: November 29, 2019
    Dana. Sorry to hear abt your brother Stan and April
  24. Guest: Cathy (Johnson) Wilcoxen | Springfield, MO
    Date: November 29, 2019
    Sincerest condolences to the Dunbar Family. Denny was an old friend from the Huron days. Rest in Peace Denny. Charlie, Kenny, & Cathy.
  25. Guest: Marlena Swartz | Mitchell, In
    Date: November 29, 2019
    Randy and I are so sorry for your loss. We used to play cards many moons ago. Denny always had a big warm smile and never passed us without a smile and wave. We will miss him riding by our house on his Harly. RIP DENNY.
  26. Guest: Melanie Roberts | Mitchell IN
    Date: November 29, 2019
    Denny was a kind, considerate, loving guy. Even when he didn't feel good he kept his humor. You all had a brother that thought the world of you. He made the world a better place.
  27. Guest: Patty Cottengain | Orleans
    Date: November 29, 2019
    I am so sorry for your loss.
  28. Guest: Jackie (Kimble) Grimes | Salem
    Date: November 29, 2019
    Prayers for the Dunbar family. Denny was a great guy and such a joy to talk too.
  29. Guest: Mike Hirsch | Lafayette, Indiana
    Date: November 29, 2019
    Sorry to hear of your loss. Denny was a great football teammate. Though I hadn’t seen Denny for many years I remember him well and feel my life is richer having known him.
  30. Guest: David McPherson | Mitchell, Ind
    Date: November 29, 2019
    He was wonderful person, he will be missed
  31. Guest: Jerry & Betty Hancock | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: November 29, 2019
    So sorry to hear of Denny's passing & for your loss & pain at this time. He was such a sweetheart & had such a awesome sense of humor. Always kept us laughing. May you find peace in your memories.
  32. Guest: Violet McWilliams | Dayton Ohio
    Date: November 29, 2019
    So sorry for your loss...
  33. Guest: Jan Grissom | Lafayette Louisiana
    Date: November 29, 2019
    So sorry for your loss. Great guy. Talked to him about buying a new car at one time. We were talking and laughing about old times. I backed up and hit the pole in the middle of the lot. We were laughing so hard he was laying on the front of my car. He said “ that’s gonna cost you a couple hundred”. He never forgot it. Memories
  34. Guest: Carol Hughes | Mitchell, Ind
    Date: November 29, 2019
    Everyone loved Denny, he was such a great and funny guy! He will definitely be missed!
  35. Guest: Bill Kittle | Dripping Springs Texas
    Date: November 29, 2019
    So sorry for your loss. I lost touch with Denny after high school but I didn't forget him. He was always jovial and I never heard him mentioned in any other than a positive light.
  36. Guest: Ted Powell | Bloomington, Indiana
    Date: November 29, 2019
    Denny was a great classmate and had a big heart. He was one of my best friends in High School where we both played sports, football in particular. I loved Denny’s sense of humor. We will miss you Denny. God’s speed my friend! Condolences to Dana, Dwight and Dawn. So very sorry for your loss!
  37. Guest: Bob and nancy richards | Bedford.indiana
    Date: November 28, 2019
    Sorry for the loss of denny he was and always will be in our heart. He was funny witty and of all things a very caring man we will miss ya love robert and nancy richards
  38. Guest: Betsy Hays Bossaer | Reynolds, IN
    Date: November 28, 2019
    So sorry to lose an old friend and classmate. Prayers for the family. Denny was a great,fun loving person. Great memories from our high school years!