Thomas Allan Dunlap Jr. “Tad”
Tad was born in Mesa, Arizona, to Thomas Allan Dunlap Sr. and Patricia Jean McCown. Many will remember Tad from his younger years with a big black ten gallon cowboy hat, showing cattle and helping anyone he could. Tad married Pearl “Marie” in May of 1987 before having their son, Casie Allan Dunlap. A couple years later Tad found a place in Silt and moved his family. Shortly after, he and Marie had their daughter, Taylor Allyn Dunlap (Diaz). Tad made this beautiful valley his new home. He had a love for the outdoors and wildlife, which made Colorado the perfect place for him.
Tad had many different skills, but was most passionate about his talent with custom metals. He coached and helped with as many youth sports as he could when his children were growing up and looked forward to repeating the process with his new grandson and great nephew.
Tad could teach anyone to hunt and fish and had patience to work with anyone from a toddler to someone that may have had only one last chance to learn. Tad will be greatly missed by many but the talents and gifts he taught and shared with many will be passed on forever.
Tad was a great family man and worked very hard to show this in everything he did.
He was preceded in death by his mother and other loved family members.
He is survived by his wife, Pearl Marie; father, Thomas Allan Dunlap Sr.; son, Casie Allan (Amy) Dunlap and grandson, Liam Allan Dunlap; daughter, Taylor Allyn (Cody) Diaz; niece, Amanda Barnes (Justin Mattedi) and great-nephew Erin Mattedi; sister, Amber Lee Morris and many other family members.
A memorial service will be held at New Creation Church in Glenwood Springs on Saturday, November 21, 2015. at 1 pm. A benefit dinner will follow at 3 pm at Rifle Creek Golf Course.
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