Willard R. 'Bill' Dunlop, Sr

willard dunlop, sr

Willard R. 'Bill' Dunlop, Sr., age 84 died Tuesday, July 26, 2011 in Pinehurst, NC.
Funeral services will be 4:00 PM Saturday, July 30 at Union Presbyterian Church on Union Church Road in Carthage, NC. Rev. William A. Stewart, Jr. and the Rev. Lee McKinney will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery with military honors.

Born in Sanford, Bill was the son of the late Willard Lincoln Dunlop and Aileen Terry Dunlop of Pinehurst. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Emaline Lewis Dunlop. He was a veteran of the US Navy and the US Army National Guard with a total of 31 years of service. After his service in the military, he worked as a Rural Mail Carrier for the US Postal Service in West End, NC.

He is survived by his sister, Elizabeth Dunlop Ensign & husband, Chester of Pinehurst, NC; son, Willard R. 'Bill' Dunlop, Jr. & wife, Rebecca of Seven Lakes, NC; daughter, Lynn Paige Freeze of Archdale, NC; daughter, Susan Dunlop Hurley & husband, Stephen of Smyrna, GA; and son, Richard L. Dunlop & wife, Beverly of Carthage, NC. He had eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Fry and Prickett Funeral Home in Carthage Friday from 6:00 - 8:00 PM on July 29.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Association, American Heart Association, or Union Presbyterian Church.

Online condolences may be made at www.PinesFunerals.com

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  1. We will always remember our conversations with Mr. Dunlop during our family gatherings. He will be missed. Our prayers are with you all during this time of loss.
    We love you, Chris, Craig, Michael and Granny

  2. Dickey & Beverly and family…I’m so sorry to hear of your father’s death. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Terry Wallace Frye

  3. I would like to share my condolences to the entire family. Mr. Dunlop was a wonderful man and I have great childhood memories.
    My prayers and best wishes, Wilma Wilson Murdokc

  4. Bill, Lynn, Susan and Dickie: My thoughts and prayers are with you all. So sorry for the earthly loss of your Dad but am quite confident you shall all be together again one day. Love to you all!

  5. Ray and I are thinking of the entire Dunlop family during this time. I enjoyed growing up around your Dad. I always thought he was fun and "very handsome". We live in Holden Beach but have not forgotten our memories of Murdocksville. Much love,

  6. Larry and I are praying for you all during this time of great loss. We join you in praising God for the hope of heaven which lifts our sorrows. Love, Lacy

  7. Bill and family, I am very sorry for your loss. May you find comfort through this trying time. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Sherri Doby

  8. no words that we can say will take away the pain, mo & I are are deeply sorry for you loss, we will keep your families in our paryers, Glenda Garrison Dick and Dot Garrison

  9. mom and I would like send our deepest sympathy to all of you for your loss, your dad is in a beter place, even though he will be missed, Glenda Garrison Dick, and Dot Garrison

  10. I am sorry for your loss. Your father and mother paid me the greatest of compliments… they treated me as one of their own, Again, I’m sorry for your loss (or in Irish, "Ni math liom dia thrombind"

  11. Dunlop Family,
    You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God surround you and comfort you. We will cherish many "mailbox" memories that made Bill part of our daily lives. Scott & Shannon Bullard, Eastwood, NC

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