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Harry "Arnie" Dunlap Obituary

Harry "Arnie" Dunlap

March 19, 1940 - May 17, 2020
Born in Lincoln, NE
Resided in Hot Springs, AR


Harry “Arnie” Dunlap died Sunday, May 17, at Arkansas Hospice Inpatient.

Born March 19, 1940, in Lincoln, Nebraska to Jonathan Franklin and Elizabeth Marie Dunlap. Arnie served in the Marine Corps as a hand to hand combat trainer and as part of his platoon’s competition pistol team. He was also part of a secret amphibious assault operation in Laos just prior to the Vietnam War. He went unrecognized for this contribution until a few months ago, where he was invited by the U.S. Marine Corp for an official pinning ceremony. This was a great and unexpected honor for him.

Arnie was the definition of a self-made man. He worked his way from sweeping floors at Weyerhaeuser Lumber (world’s largest sawmill at the time), to saw filer, eventually working his way up managing part of the largest sawmill in the world in 1976. After 20 years at Weyerhaeuser, he moved into sales and specialty consulting for large equipment and sawmill companies in the US and South America. Arnie was recognized Nationally as a pioneer in this industry. His hobbies included restoration of classic cars, wood working, fishing and spending time with friends and family.

Arnie graduated from Moxie City High School in 1958, located in Moxie City, Washington. He married Patty Herman in 1966, in Hoquiam, Washington. They moved to Hot Springs in 1976, where she preceded him on Sept. 18, 1998.

Arnie is survived by his two sons and daughters-in-laws, Brett and Angel Dunlap of Phoenix, Arizona and Todd and Shanda Dunlap of Hot Springs; last surviving sibling, Marjorie Ann Anderson of Hoquiam, Washington; grandchildren, Jason Perryman, Keylee Dunlap and Zane Dunlap of Phoenix Arizona; long-time friend, Kim Brian; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by siblings, Thomas Dunlap, Franklin Dunlap, Katherine West and Marie Elizabeth Pope.

There will be a Memorial gathering at his home on Saturday, May 23, at 4:00PM. Please post a message on Facebook to receive a private message about details.

Please send any donations on Arnie’s behalf to American Warrior Garage, a company helping wounded warriors reintegrate into civilian life, and continue to be productive members of society.

Guest registry is www.davis-smith.com.




Funeral Home
Davis-Smith Funeral Home-Hot Springs
2205 Airport Road
Hot Springs, AR US 71913