Richard Dunlap

Richard Allen Dunlap born on August 13th, 1943 in Los Angeles, CA to parents, Ezra Dunlap and Mattie Lee Shipley Dunlap entered into rest on February 17, 2013 at the age of 69 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ezra Dunlap, Mattie Lee Poteet, and Wesley Earl Poteet and brother: Charles Ray Dunlap. He is survived by his wife, Frankie Dunlap, San Antonio, TX; brother: David Earl Poteet, Hemphill, TX; children, Rick Dunlap II & his wife Kristi and their children Kaitlin and Kyle Dunlap (Richmond, TX), Travis Dunlap, wife Brandy, their children: Evan, Rebecca, Ella, Emma (San Antonio, TX).
He was a Veteran of the US Army and served 3 tours of duty in Vietnam and was honorably discharged in 1973.
Rick grew up in the oilfield while following his family from West Texas to North Texas. He played sports in school until he left to pursue work in the Oilfields. He moved to Corpus Christi, TX in 1975 where he continued his work in the industrial painting business until he retired in 2005. After retirement Rick and his wife lived in the San Antonio or Lake Toledo Bend area.
As an avid sportsmen he excelled in Bass fishing setting state records for stringer totals while bass fishing in South Texas, fished in many tournaments winning or placing in several, Bass fishing was a true love. Freshwater lakes were where he spent many of his weekends fishing or with his family skiing and camping.
In support of his children he was also a huge Little League baseball advocate through coaching both his children, spending countless hours of volunteering and money to support the local Oil Belt Little League in Corpus Christi, TX with field repairs, uniforms and more.
Rick was a founding member of the James E. Brooks V.F.W. Post 3837 in Corpus Christi, TX and was a Life Member of the Disabled American Veterans.
Graveside services will be held on Friday, March 1, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery with military honors. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to James E. Brook VFW Post 3837, 12030 Leopard St., Corpus Christi, Texas 78410. There will be a gathering following the services with further information available at service time.
Arrangements are with:
Alamo Funeral Home, 624 N. Alamo, San Antonio, Texas 78215, 210-554-5000

Published in Express-News on Feb. 24, 2013