John Dunbar Kornegay Jr.
John Dunbar Kornegay Jr., one of the co-owners of Kornegay Funeral Home with branches in Camden Chapel and Lugoff-Elgin Chapel, boasts licenses as both a Funeral Director and Embalmer. Graduating with honors in 1985 from Gupton Jones College of Mortuary Science, he has established himself as a respected member of key funeral industry associations, including Selected Independent Funeral Homes, the National Funeral Directors' Association, and the South Carolina Funeral Directors' Association.
Johnny's athletic journey began at Wofford College, where he earned a football scholarship. His remarkable achievements on the field led to him being named to the honorable mention All-American Football Team during his sophomore year as an outside linebacker. Regrettably, injuries forced him to conclude his college football career during his junior year. Prior to college, Johnny had earned recognition as an honorable mention high school All-American and All-State Defensive End while attending Camden High School. His inclusion in the 1978 Shrine Bowl, alongside his father John, marked a significant milestone as they became the first father and son Shrine Bowlers; his father had previously played in 1952.
Beyond his athletic endeavors, Johnny has displayed a strong commitment to his community, serving as a volunteer coach for the Camden-Kershaw County Recreation Department in multiple sports, including football, basketball, softball, and baseball. He has also volunteered as a football coach at Camden Middle School and as a coach for Lugoff-Elgin JV and 9th-grade football teams. An ardent offshore fisherman, Johnny has achieved success by winning several fishing tournaments in both South and North Carolina.
Johnny's affiliations extend to Kershaw Lodge #29 and the York Rite, his past membership in the Camden Jaycees, and current involvement with the Camden Rotary Club and The Society of Lower Richland. He has contributed as a committee member for the Wateree Chapter of Ducks Unlimited and served as a board member of the Camden Bulldog Club. Johnny's lifelong dedication to Grace Episcopal Church underscores his strong ties to his faith and community.
S.C. Dual License #1907