John Dunbar Kornegay, Jr.
John Dunbar Kornegay, Jr., co-owner of Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel and Lugoff-Elgin Chapel, is a Licensed Funeral Director and embalmer. A 1985 honors graduate from Gupton Jones College of Mortuary Science, he is a member of Selected Independent Funeral Homes, the National Funeral Directors’ Association and the South Carolina Funeral Directors’ Association.
Johnny attended Wofford College on a football scholarship, where he was named to the honorable mention All American Football Team as an outside linebacker his sophomore year before injuries ended his career his junior year. Johnny also was an honorable mention high school All American and All State Defensive End while at Camden High School. He was selected to play in the 1978 Shrine Bowl and he and his father, John, were the first father and son Shrine Bowlers at the time, his father having played in 1952.
Johnny has served as a volunteer coach for the Camden-Kershaw County Recreation Department for football, basketball, softball and baseball and volunteered as a Camden Middle School football coach, as well as a Lugoff-Elgin JV and 9th grade football coach. He is an avid offshore fisherman having won several fishing tournaments in South and North Carolina.
Johnny is a member of Kershaw Lodge #29 and the York Rite, past member of the Camden Jaycees and a member of the Camden Rotary Club and The Society of Lower Richland. He served as a committee member of the Wateree Chapter of Ducks Unlimited and a Board member of the Camden Bulldog Club. Johnny is a life long member of Grace Episcopal Church.
Johnny has two children, Johnny, III who attends the University of South Carolina and Mary Reese “Reesie” who attends the College of Charleston.