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 www.garrettsykesfs.com.