Kirby Lind Dunlap, 63, of Cherokee, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. A native of Swain County, he was the son of the late Odell and Kathryn Craig Dunlap. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one brother, Jack Dunlap.
Kirby was a U.S. Army veteran having served in the 101st Airborne Division.
He is survived by three daughters, Regina Phillips of Asheville, Casey Blakeley of Hopkinsville, Ky., and Jamie Dunlap of Asheville; one son, Stephen (Hank) Dunlap of Hopkinsville, Ky.; four grandsons, Davis, Cameron, Danny, and Tyler; one sister, Cathy Dunlap and one brother, Bob Dunlap, both of Whittier; three nieces, Paige, Payton, and Norah; and one great nephew, Beau.
Funeral Service will be held 12pm on Saturday at Whittier United Methodist Church. Revs. David Baxter and Danny Lambert will officiate with burial in Birdtown Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 11am – 12pm Saturday at the Church.