Funeral services for Eldred R. Dunlap will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2007, in the Heartland Funeral Home Chapel, with interment to follow with military graveside honors at Greenleaf Cemetery.

Mr. Dunlap was born Dec. 3, 1916, at Wortham, Texas, to J.C. and Minnie Miller Dunlap. He passed away Thursday, Dec. 13 at Lewisville, Texas, at the age of 91. Eldred married Olivia McAdams at San Angelo, Texas, March 8, 1941. They lived in Brownwood 14 years.

Eldred served his country during World War II, serving in the Pacific campaign during his service he was honored with four Bronze Stars, Philippine Liberation Ribbon with two Bronze Stars, American Defense Service Medal and a Good Conduct Medal.

He is survived by his daughter and husband, Kathie and Bill Smith of Frisco, Texas; daughter-in-law Sherry Dunlap of Brownwood, Texas; his grandchildren, David and wife Kim Smith, Cheryl Smith, Jonathan Dunlap, Shawn Dunlap and Megan Dunlap; two great-grandchildren, Matthew Smith and Zachary Goodrum; and a sister, Claudine Brown.

He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Mr. Dunlap was preceded in death by one son, Russell Dunlap, his wife Olivia, his parents; and by his brothers and sisters.

Friends and relatives are invited to sign Eldred’s on-line guest book at

Services are under the direction of Heartland Funeral Home.