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William "Bill" Dunbar

March 6, 1942 — June 26, 2022

DUNBAR, William "Bill", 80, of Powhatan, VA, passed away on June 26, 2022. Bill was born in Hopewell, VA, in 1942. He and his wife Barbara moved to Powhatan in 1971. He began learning the fine art of plumbing at age 24. Over his 45-year career he became a master plumber/job foreman and worked for Catlett-Johnson, Southworth Mechanical, and Baker & Hazlewood Mechanical. Bill loved Powhatan, hunting, fishing, and talking, Family was his priority, and he spent much time with his wife and two boys, in-laws, parents, brothers and sisters. Then there were grandchildren, four of them, who stole his heart. He was also kind and generous, offering a helping hand. Bill was preceded in death by his father Anson Dunbar Sr., mother Mildred Bogle Dunbar; brothers Robert, Anson Jr., and Carl Stanley; and sisters Margie Dowd and Joan Kwosek. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Barbara Moore Dunbar, two sons, Kevin (Stacey) and Jonathan (Kathy); four grandchildren, Shyla, Landon, Ashton, and W. Anson; one brother, David (Ora), three sisters, Dolores Dunbar, Linda Marsh (Bob), and Pat Creech; and numerous nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, June 30, at 6:00 pm with a visitation 1 hr prior in the Bennett & Barden Funeral Home, Powhatan. No flowers please. Online condolences may be made at bennettbardenfh.com. A donation to the Powhatan Food Bank would be kind.
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Thursday, June 30, 2022

5:00 - 6:00pm (Eastern time)

Bennett & Barden Funeral Home

3215 Anderson Hwy., Powhatan, VA 23139

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Thursday, June 30, 2022

6:00 - 8:00pm (Eastern time)

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3215 Anderson Hwy., Powhatan, VA 23139

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