CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. – Mr. Cecil Henry Dunlap, age 81, formerly of the Alamo, Ind., area, passed away at 11:40 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 29, 2014) at Whitlock House assisted living in Crawfordsville, Ind.
Cecil was born Aug. 14, 1932, in Champaign County, the son of John W. and Bessie G. (Blevins) Dunlap. After graduating from Mahomet High School, he attended Purdue University for two years. Cecil then served in the U.S. Army from 1954-1956.
On March 3, 1956, he married Phyllis Ann Weir at Alamo Christian Church, and they set up house and farmed in that area the rest of their lives. Phyllis passed away on May 5, 1991. Cecil then married Doris Stewart on May 27, 2000, and she passed away two years later.
During his retirement, Cecil spent time in Sun City Center, Fla., and was a member of the Sun City Center Baptist Church. His other memberships included Alamo Masonic Lodge 144, of which he was a past master; Alamo Order of Eastern Star 498; Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis; Murat Shrine of Indianapolis; Elks Lodge of Crawfordsville; and the American Legion.
Cecil is survived by his daughter, Mrs. Janet (husband Tony) Johnson of Crawfordsville, Ind.; one brother, Paul (wife Viola) Dunlap of Mahomet; two grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
Along with his wives, he was predeceased by one brother, Burl Dunlap, and one sister, Pauline Elkins.
Funeral services for Cecil Dunlap will be held at 11 a.m. EST Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, at Shoemaker Funeral Home, Waynetown, Ind., with the Rev. Dorman Winger officiating and with military honors provided by the Crawfordsville American Legion and VFW. Burial will be in Waynetown Masonic Cemetery.
The family will receive guests at the funeral home from 2 to 5 p.m. EST Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, with Masonic services conducted at 5 p.m. by the Alamo Masonic Lodge.