Lawrence  Dunlap

Lawrence Edward Dunlap

Tuesday, November 25th, 1924 - Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020
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Lawrence Edward Dunlap of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, formerly of Potosi, Missouri, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 having reached the age of ninety-five years, nine months, and twenty-nine days. Lawrence was born on November 25, 1924 in Treece, Kansas, a son of the late John Dwight Dunlap and the late Ethel Pearl (Jarvis) Dunlap.

On June 1, 1947, Lawrence was united in marriage to Norma Jean Litton and they shared fifty-nine years together. Lawrence was a devoted Christian who served the Lord with gladness. He bravely served his country in the United States Army during WWII from March 5, 1943 to March 6, 1946.

Those who remain to cherish his memory include his daughter, Vickie Hatfield and husband Ken; two sisters: Neoma Johnson and Lorene Bertram; two grandsons: Steve Hatfield and wife Jeannette, Mike Hatfield and wife Laurie; also surviving are great grandchildren and great great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and dear friends.

In addition to his father and mother, Lawrence was preceded in death by his beloved wife Jean Dunlap on August 23, 2006; brother, Othel Dunlap; an infant sister; sister, Norma Skaggs; and great grandson, Ryan Hatfield.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in memory of Lawrence to the Missouri Veterans Home, 2400 Veteran’s Memorial Drive, Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701, ATTN: Kristen Pind. Memorial envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Visitation will be Saturday, September 26, 2020 at DeClue Funeral Home from 1 pm until the time of service at 3 pm. Elder Leonard Compton will officiate the service.

Interment will follow in Sunset Hill Cemetery.

** Per the family’s request, facial masks/coverings will be required before entering the facility. DeClue Funeral Home understands the importance of a community being able to come together during difficult times such as this – but please keep the safety of others a priority while visiting. Social distancing is strongly encouraged and extra sanitation areas have been put in place as an added precaution.

Funeral services were respectfully entrusted to the care and direction of DeClue Funeral Home, Potosi.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, September 26th, 2020 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Saturday, September 26th, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    DeClue Funeral Home
    301 E High Street
    Potosi, MO 63664
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, September 26th, 2020 | 3:00pm
    Saturday, September 26th, 2020 3:00pm
    DeClue Memorial Chapel
    301 E High Street
    Potosi, MO 63664
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Elder Leonard Compton
  • Interment

    Sunset Hill Cemetery
    Potosi, MO 63664


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Judy East

Posted at 09:23am
Vickie, My sincere sympathy and prayers for all the family. He was a great man.

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