Obituary Notice: William B. Dunlap Sr.

William B. Dunlap Sr., 86, of Clearfield and formerly of Morrisdale and Wallaceton, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 at the Mountain Laurel Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Clearfield.

Born Aug. 13, 1927 in Wallaceton, he was the son of the late Howard Charles and Grace Viola Gibboney Dunlap.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and stationed in Japan from 1945-1947 as part of the occupation force at the close of World War II.

He was an M1 Marksman and received the World War II Victory Medal and the Army of Occupation Ribbon. He’d been employed in the coal industry in both deep and surface mining operations for the majority of his working career.

He was married to Patricia A. Dullen Dunlap on Feb. 10, 1949. She preceded him in death on June 7, 1998.

Mr. Dunlap is survived by two daughters, Janet Bratton of Lewistown and Debbie Thompson of Morrisdale and three sons, William Dunlap Jr. of Lewistown and Andrew John Dunlap and his wife, Bobbie and Clyde Dunlap and his wife, Dorothy, both of Philipsburg.

He’s also survived by a sister, Sadie Gallagher of Bowie, MD; 13 grandchildren, William, Craig and Patrick Dunlap, Ed Jr. and Tammy Cambria, Robyn Hoy, Michael, Amanda and Adam Dunlap, Patricia Fye, Brittany Phillips, Rickey Jr. and Jessica Dunlap; 11 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Betty Lou; a son, Rick Alan Dunlap Sr.; a son-in-law, Douglas Thompson; five sisters; and four brothers.

Viewing and services will be private to the family. Burial will be in the Grandview Cemetery, Morrisdale.

Military honors will be accorded at the funeral home by the Moshannon Valley Independent Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

The Strange & Weaver Funeral Service, Morrisdale, is in charge of the arrangements.

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