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Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home

1615 South Fort Hood Road, Killeen, TX

OBITUARY

LTC (Ret) Robert R. Dunlap

May 28, 1930January 9, 2020
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LTC (Ret) Robert R. “Bob” Dunlap was called home on January 9, 2020, at Baylor Scott and White Hospital in Temple, Texas, following a brief illness. Services will be 2:00PM Thursday January 16, 2020 at the Harker Heights First United Methodist Church. Burial will be 9:00AM Friday January 17, 2020 with military honors. Bob leaves his wife of 67 years, Sue (McIntyre); daughter, Jean Ann Nichols; daughter, Julie Wilkinson and husband, Barnes; and son, William, and his wife, Angela. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Lucy Rose Minnix and Rhett Nichols; his brother, Charles; and his twin brother William. A native of Thomasville, Georgia, Bob attended The University of Georgia on a 4H scholarship, where he was a member of Kappa Alpha Fraternity and ROTC. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree, and, later earned a master’s degree from The American Technological University in Killeen. Following college, Bob proudly served as an officer in the US Army for 28 years until his retirement in 1978. During his Army career, Bob received numerous honors and recognitions, including the Bronze Star and Silver Star. Bob’s second career was equally distinguished as the Dean of the Evening College and Dean of Instructional Programs at Central Texas College, in which he served until 1996. But, Bob’s commitment to his community didn’t end with retirement. Bob was man with a mission—do good for others and serve his community. Bob, with his wife, Sue, contributed continuously to community betterment through volunteering in a variety of programs, including Friends of the Library in Harker Heights, the American Heart Association, and Metroplex Hospital. They were recognized for their service by receiving the Golden Deeds Award. Bob didn’t stop there. He was the chairman of the Harker Heights Easter Sunrise Service for 33 years and the Thanksgiving Service for 22 years. He was also a 40-year member of the Harker Heights Kiwanis Club and served in a leadership role throughout his tenure. Bob was a devoted Christian who lived his faith and served the Lord. He was a member of Harker Heights Methodist Church for 42 years and held the office of Worship Chairman and was a lay leader. Everyone who met him recognized Bob Dunlap as a true gentleman. He sought to pay for his time on this earth through love, kindness, and service. He wanted to leave this a better place, and he did just that. Our world is a lesser place in his absence. Memorial may be given to the Harker Heights Kiwanis Club for a scholarship in Bob’s honor. Donations may be sent to Darrel Charlton, Harker Heights Kiwanis Club, PO Box 2309, Harker Heights, TX 76548. The family will receive visitors from 1-2pm Thursday January 16, 2020 at the church.

  • FAMILY

  • Sue (McIntyre) Dunlap, Wife
  • Jean Ann Nichols, Daughter
  • Julie Wilkinson, Daughter
  • Barnes Wilkinson, Son-in-law
  • William Lee Dunlap, Son
  • Angela Dunlap, Daughter-in-law
  • Lucy Rose Minnix, Grandchild
  • Rhett Nichols, Grandchild
  • Charles Dunlap, Brother
  • William Dunlap, Brother

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, January 16, 2020
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 16, 2020
  • Burial Friday, January 17, 2020

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LTC (Ret) Robert R. Dunlap

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Sherry Hiott

January 16, 2020

Dear Sue, Was sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Always enjoyed talking to the two of you at the hospital. You will be in my thoughts and prayers . Love, Sherry Hiott

Almeda Tyren

January 15, 2020

Mr. Bob was such a gentle man I will always remember the way we would shout out” Sue” whenever he needed anything. The gift shop will never be the same without Mr. Bob and Mrs. Sue. My thoughts and prayer are with the family. I know you are feeling a huge void without Mr. Bob. God bless you.

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