Jack Dunlap died on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at a local hospice residence. He had retired from the United States Air Force as a Pilot.
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Jack Raymond Dunlap was born on December 31, 1921 to E. M. "Dutch" Dunlap and Annie May (Battiste) Dunlap in Pueblo, Colorado. Jack graduated from Pueblo Central High School and Pueblo Junior College. He also received a Bachelor's Degree in education from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
He enlisted in the Army-Air Corps in 1942 to attend pilot training. He retired from the United States Air Force in July, 1973. During his thirty-one years of service, Jack received numerous citations, recognitions, and awards, including the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star, Air Medal, and other commendation medals. His theaters of service included the United States, Newfoundland/Greenland, Europe, Middle East, and Southeast Asia.
Jack was a member of The Retired Officers Association, the ORBS, Daedalians, Falcon Flight 11, Colorado Golf Association, Professional Golf Association, VFW, and the Elks. He also served for several years on the Board of Governors of the Colorado Golf Association. For his many years of dedication and service to the Colorado Golf Association as a Committeeman and Governor and Chairman of the Course Rating Committee, Jack was honored as Governor Emeritus in 2002. He enjoyed bowling, playing golf, and spending time with family and friends. He was a long-time member of Unity Church in the Rockies.
He is survived by his wife: Rev. Rebekah A. Dunlap; five daughters: Beth Ann Fehlmann, Jerry Lynn Redd, Nancy Jane Sharkey, Jackie Ruth Provenzano, and Jeanie Louise Baumann; two step-children: Sandra Ann Paiement and Tracy Lloyd Clark. Jack has nineteen grandchildren and twenty-four great-grandchildren. He also has one brother, Robert V. Dunlap of Pueblo.
Jack was preceded in death by his first wife, Marjorie Stubblefield Dunlap in 1994.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:00 am on Wednesday, March 26 at the Shrine of Remembrance "America the Beautiful" Chapel. A reception will follow the services at the Olympian Plaza Reception and Event Center, 975 South Union Boulevard.
Memorials in his name may be made to Springs Rescue Mission or to the Pikes Peak Hospice Foundation.
Celebration of Life Services
975 South Union Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO 80910
Published in The Gazette on Mar. 25, 2014