‘Gus’ Dunbar

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Funeral services for William A. ‘Gus’ Dunbar, 92, of Silsbee will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 21, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church of Silsbee with interment following in R.S. FarmerMemorial Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 5:00 p.m. Thursday, February 20, 2014 at Farmer Funeral Home. Mr. Dunbar died February 17, 2014 at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont. A native of Bon Weir, Gus was a lifelong resident of Silsbee. He retired from Bethlehem Steel where he worked as a clerk. He was a longtime member of the Methodist Church where he was a member of the Men’s Bible Class for many years. Gus was a member of the Silsbee Masonic Lodge #927. Mr. Dunbar is preceded in death by his parents, Eldon Edwin and Della Husband Dunbar; infant son, Bronson Edwin Dunbar; brother, Robert Eldon ‘Red’ Dunbar; sister, Mary Ann Paine; and half sister, Billie Heard. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Johni Ruth Fitzgerald Dunbar of Silsbee; sons, Donald L. Dunbar and wife Penny of White Settlement, Ronald G. Dunbar and wife Kathy of 29 Palms CA, andWilliamAugustus Dunbar Jr. and wife Diana of Aransas Pass; daughter, Alice Cunningham and husband Ricky of Silsbee; twelve grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren and four great, great grandchildren.
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