In Memory


John Dennis Dunbar was born July 16th 1949 and was a life long resident of Kansas City, Missouri. He passed away at his home March 12th 2019. Throughout his life he enjoyed going to concerts and supporting his favorite team the Kansas City Royals. He graduated from Southwest High School in 1967 and attended the University of Kansas City Missouri. In his younger years he was known for playing in bands throughout the metro area, most notably The Good Time Rebellion. He is proceeded in death by his parents, Hugh and Irene Dunbar. He is survived by his sister Jane Gnefkow and two nieces Andrea and Sarah Gnefkow. Graveside service will be held Thursday March 21st 2019 at 10 a.m at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery, 7601 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raytown, MO 64138.

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03/25/19 05:28 PM #1    

Don Hamblin

I worked with John in the Good Time Rebellion and can say that his positive impact on the Kansas City music scene cannot be understated. God Speed John 

03/26/19 09:31 AM #2    

Larry Pollard

The Dunbars and Pollards were neighbors on Oak. John and I both played accordion. It was popular in the 50's and parents thought their little darlings would eventually be on Lawrence Welk. I ditched mine and took up drums while John transitioned to keyboards. Music was his passion. We jammed together  occasionally and whenever we would run in to each other as adults the conversation was all about music. Keep rockin John. 

03/28/19 01:10 PM #3    

Nancy Ball (Clein)

I'm sad to hear of John's passing. He was such a sweet and talented guy - and with such cool hair. We had some classes together, and I remember lots of conversations about music and whatever was going on. Rock on, John. : )

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