Eric Von Dunbar

September 12, 1974 - February 16, 2023

09/12/1974 - 02/16/2023

Past Services

Saturday February 25, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions
Funeral Service
Sunday February 26, 2023
2:00 pm
Chapel of Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Hwy 42 West
Ahoskie, NC 27910

AHOSKIE, NC – Eric Von Dunbar, age 48, of Matheson Woods, passed away on Thursday, February 16, 2023, during a tragic accident.

Eric was born on September 12, 1974, in Iowa City, IA. He served his country proudly in the United States Navy, and as a Plankowner on the USS Ronald Reagan, he was a member of the reactor operations team. After his discharge, Eric worked as an electrical engineer at Nucor-Hertford for seventeen years, where he developed many friendships. He loved his family dearly, especially his sons. They went on many excursions together, enjoying them greatly. Eric was always working on or tinkering with mechanical equipment. He enjoyed fishing, boating, skiing, cruising, and most any adventure he went on. Eric was loved by his family, co-workers and friends and will be deeply missed by all that knew him.

Eric is survived by his three sons, Paul Jordan Gregowicz, Noah Eric Dunbar, and Jacob Roy Dunbar, all of San Diego, CA; his parents, Neil Scott Ferguson and Debbie Roberts Ferguson of Acworth, GA.; two sisters, Amanda Cowell of Sarasota, FL, and Whitney Maher and husband Kevin of Woodstock, GA; brother, Scott Warren Ferguson and wife Shani of Acworth, GA; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Saturday evening, February 25, 2023, from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC.

A celebration of life service will be held on Sunday, February 26, 2023, at 2:00 pm with his brother-in-law, Kevin Maher, officiating. A private inurnment will be held at a later date in Iowa City.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Dunbar family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Cindy Ricks
1 year ago

You are missed already! I always enjoyed your visits when you came to see Dianna. I know you have left a hole in her heart. I am missing your visits already! God got a great one! Dad always thought so much of you! You have fun with him and I will see you both when I get there! I will continue to pray for your family! I know they are missing you!!!

Arnetha Harrison
1 year ago

Amanda Neil and Debbie so sorry for your loss. Prayers and love

Antony & Brenda Brown
1 year ago

We are praying for the family of Eric Dunbar. Eric was our neighbor and he would often be in his yard working on his cars or other equipment. He was a kind neighbor and he will truly be missed. May God comfort each of you.

Sharon Britt
1 year ago

To the family of Eric, he was a great neighbor that didn’t bother anyone but if we needed him he was there he would be greatly missed passing by always working on something if he wasn’t at work, our condolences Gregory and Sharon Britt

Sherry Gauvin
1 year ago

My deepest condolences to Eric’s family, co-workers and friends especially his 3 sons. Eric was the kindest, generous and caring man I have had the pleasure to call my Friend. I will miss travelling and our weekly conversations together and will cherish our memories together especially Miami & the Caribbean. You will always be a part of my Heart and will Miss and Love you Forever. Sherry

Milton Williams
1 year ago

To the family and friends of Eric, I give you my heartfelt condolences. I pray that GOD give you the peace you need as you go through such a time as this. He was a good man and He shall be missed.

Shannon Pittman
1 year ago

Praying for the family and friends during this difficult time. We are here to support you in any way possible. He was loved by so many and will be missed. He was such a great man and made so many wonderful memories.