Craig Joseph Dunbar, 41, of Hardy, died Aug. 17, 2006 at his home.
He was a 2nd class petty officer of the U.S. Coast Guard serving from 1985-1990. After an honorable discharge, he owned and operated Timberwolf Tree Service in Hardy before retiring to pursue his love of music.
He co-founded the band Throttle with Sonny Campbell of Jonesboro. Band members also included Gerry Moss and Kale Riley.
After many years Dunbar left the band and wrote and released two albums with the assistance of Blayne Stewart of Cherokee Village.
He found joy in the experiences brought on by taking the road less traveled. He also enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson, which he customized to be as unique as him.
Dunbar is survived by his daughter, Candice Dunbar of Jonesboro; mother, Marleen "Marnie" Farrar Bayes and stepfather, Chuck Bayes of Hardy; father, James "Jim" Dunbar of Cherokee Village; sister, Nicole Gooch, and nephew, Payton Gooch, of Jonesboro; his brother, Tod Adarno of Springfield, Ill.; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Services will include a visitation at Heath Funeral Home in Hardy Aug. 25 from 6-8 p.m. and a memorial service at Loberg Park in Hardy from 10-12. An honorary motorcycle procession will immediately follow services on Saturday.
Pallbearers will include Danny Taylor, Sonny Campbell, Alan Williams, Rodney Williams and Ben Franke.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to: Paralyzed Veterans of America, 7 Mill Brook Rd., Wilton, NH 03086-0921.