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Philip E. Dunlap

October 23, 1968 ~ July 21, 2019 (age 50)

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Philip E. Dunlap, 50, of Defiance, passed away on Sunday, July 21, 2019 at his residence in Defiance.  
He was born on October 23, 1968 to Gary Dunlap and Belinda (Beardsley) Ott in Defiance, Ohio. Philip was a 1987 graduate of Tinora High School. He served in the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne from 1987-1993 during Desert Storm. On October 4, 2014 he married Sarah (Hunker) Dunlap, who resides in Defiance. Philip worked at General Motors in Defiance for several years. He enjoyed hunting, and historical re-enacting of the 1830's. Spending time with his family was his priority, and he will be missed by his family and many good friends. 
Philip is survived by his wife, Sarah Dunlap of Defiance, father, Gary (Brenda) Dunlap of Coldwater, MI, mother, Belinda Ott of Lampasas, TX, his son, Tyler (Amanda Fooce) Dunlap of Defiance, grandson, Gideon Dunlap, three stepchildren, Katie (Joel) Frey of Napoleon, Brian (Mandie) Heil of Defiance, and Carrey Badenhop of Defiance. He also leaves behind six step-grandchildren, Caeden Heil, Bryson Heil, Emmie Heil, Joel "JJ"  Frey Jr., Leo Frey, and Eli Frey, his brother, John (Julie) Dunlap of Defiance, and their children, Olivia and Alec Dunlap. 
He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Jeff Ott.
Visitation and funeral services for Philip are private. A public Memorial Service will be held at a later date.
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