John Dunbar “Big John” Kornegay


John Dunbar “Big John” Kornegay was born on August 17, 1934 in Columbia, SC, he was the son of Caleb Grainger and Saluda Dunbar Kornegay.

John Dunbar “Big John” Kornegay, 85, of Camden, died on Wednesday, March 11, 2020.

Big John was a member of Bethesda Presbyterian Church and served in the United States Army. He was also, a member of the James Leroy Belk American Legion Post 17 and was a past president of Kornegay Funeral Home. In 1986, he moved to Edisto Island and became a residential contractor.

Mr. Kornegay was survived by his wife, Aimee Reese Kornegay; children, Aimee “Petey” Kornegay and Brian Nelson of Boykin, SC, Virginia “V.V.” Van Metre Kornegay of Camden, and John Dunbar Kornegay, Jr. of Camden; grandchildren, Aimee Kornegay Davy (Bill), John Anderson Thompson, III (Mary Katherine), James Kornegay Thompson (Addie), John Dunbar Kornegay, III, and Mary Reese “Reesie” Kornegay Maracich (Eddie); and great grandchildren, Anderson, Mary Addis and Pierce Thompson, Louise Thompson, and Masey Maracich.

Big John was predeceased by his brothers, C. Grainger Kornegay, Jr. and George V. Kornegay.

The family would like to thank his caregivers, Liz Bradshaw, Helen Shiver, Julie Trzcinshi, Narsha Washington, Michele Cohee and Kershaw County Hospice.

Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

A graveside service was held at 11:00 AM on Friday, March 13, 2020 at Quaker Cemetery. The Rev. Pickett Wall officiated. Memorials may be sent to the charity of one’s choice.

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