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Robert Joseph Dunbar

May 16, 1957 ~ December 31, 2019 (age 62)

Obituary


Robert Joseph Dunbar, age 62, of Marion, passed away at 1:10 a.m. Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at his home.

Memorial Celebration of Life Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at the Leffler Funeral Home with Rev. Mark Minor officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday, January 6, 2020 at the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton.

Rob was born on May 16, 1957 in Rapid City, South Dakota, the son of Joe Eugene Dunbar and Joyce Lee (Goff) Dunbar. He married Jennifer Lynn Hensley on May 5, 1990, and together they shared 29 years of marriage.

He was a graduate of Benton Consolidated High School Class of 1975, where he achieved a stellar career in basketball during the Rich Herrin era.

He retired from the Illinois State Police Crime Lab of Carbondale in 2012. Prior to that he worked with the Illinois State Police at District 13 of Du Quoin, Pinkerton's, Franklin County Sheriff Department, and the Benton Police Department.

Rob enjoyed playing golf, watching St. Louis Cardinal Baseball, and most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Rob was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Marion.

Surviving is his wife Jennifer Lynn Dunbar of Marion, IL; four children: Alecia Dunbar of Benton, IL, Jeff Moore and wife Hailey of Creal Springs, IL, Dustin Dunbar of Cumberland City, TN, Kara Dunbar of Carterville, IL; seven grandchildren: Dawson, Azhure, Shanndyn, Olivia, Brylynn, Carson, Peyton; a brother Scott Dunbar of Benton; a sister Cindy Schmitt and husband Kyle of Okawville, IL; a brother-in-law: Jim Hensley and wife Nikki of Highland, IL; a sister-in-law: Judy Hayden of Vienna, IL; several nieces and nephews.

Rob was preceded in death by his parents: Joe and Joyce Dunbar; his in-laws: William and Mary Hensley; and a nephew Daniel Schmitt; brothers-in-law: John Hayden and Joe Hensley.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Marion; or to Hospice of Southern Illinois; and will be accepted at the funeral home.

To leave online condolences to the family, or to share memories of Rob, visit www.lpfuneralhome.com



Service Information


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5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday, January 6, 2020
Leffler Funeral Home
401 East Main Street
Benton, Illinois 62812

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Memorial Celebration of Life Services
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10:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Leffler Funeral Home
401 East Main Street
Benton, Illinois 62812

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