US Army

Richard Dix Dunbar

October 2, 1959 ~ March 1, 2021 (age 61)


     Richard Dix Dunbar, 61, of St. Louis, MI, passed away Monday, March 1, 2021, at Mid-Michigan Medical Center – Midland, MI.

     Cremation has taken place. The St. Louis Moose Lodge, 811 Michigan Ave., St. Louis, MI, will be celebrating Richard's life Saturday, April 17, 2021 from 1-4 P.M. at the Lodge. The family will hold a Public Memorial Service at the First Church of God, 520 Olive St., St. Louis, MI on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 1:00 P.M.

     Richard was born on October 2, 1959, the son of George J. and Lucille Marie (Owens) Dunbar. He graduated from Bedford North Lawrence High School, Bedford, IN with the class of 1978. Richard proudly served his country in the United States Army after High School.

     Richard was an avid U of M fan and loved college basketball. He was a long time member of the St. Louis Moose Lodge where he enjoyed sharing a good burger and cold beer. He liked to go camping and tubing with his Lodge family. As Senior Bartender, he was known for his great Bloody Mary’s and making people laugh.  Richard will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

     Richard is survived by his brother Shawn (Kelley) Dunbar, sisters-in-law: Mary Dunbar and Joann Crosby, nieces and nephews: Josh Dunbar, Nathan (Maryann) Dunbar, Joanna (Joey) Fuentes, Jenny (Bobby) Mihsill, Ben Dunbar, and Shelley Dunbar; and Aunt Ardie (Skip) Marsh.  Richard was preceded in death by his parents, and 2 brothers: G. Samuel Dunbar, and Kevin J. Dunbar.

     Online condolences may be made at The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes, St. Louis, MI.

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Celebration of Life
April 17, 2021

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
St. Louis Moose Lodge
811 Michigan Avenue
St. Louis, MI 48880

Memorial Service
May 15, 2021

1:00 PM
St. Louis First Church of God
520 W. Olive Street
St. Louis, MI 48848
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