Richard Carson Dunlap III

December 23, 1982 ~ November 13, 2020 (age 37)

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Richard Carson Dunlap III, a loving son, an adventurous brother, uncle and nephew unexpectedly passed away Friday, November 13, 2020 at the age of 37 in Southern Pines, NC.

Richard (Richie Rich), the youngest son of Richard Dunlap Jr and the late Joanna Smith Dunlap was born in Chapel Hill, NC on December 23, 1982. Richard graduated from Laurinburg Institute in 2000, while attending High School at Richmond Senior High School, Richard played basketball, baseball and was in the marching band.

Richard's passion was rapping. He traveled to Atlanta, Georgia to pursue a career in the music industry as a Rapper with First the Business Records Company. His first CD; "$ Chuck Money" and Richie Rich also created one other CD before moving back to North Carolina, where he continued to work at various employment.

Richard will be remembered by: his father, Richard Dunlap Jr. (Harriett); sisters, Kristi Brooks (Raquel) Holly Springs, NC, Lakisha Alston, Smithfield, NC, Camalitha (Ebony) Goss, Asheboro, NC; brother, Jarvis Smith (Lovely) Rock Hill SC; stepbrothers, Tommy Mason Jr (Emily), Pittsboro NC, Jeffrey Mason, Charlette NC, Brandon Siler (Olga), Gibsonville, NC; aunts, Carolyn McNair, Newark, NJ, Mary Dunlap, West End, NC, Debra Dunlap, Egg Harbor Township, NJ, Ruth Horne, Troy, NC, Mattie Lee Robinson (Rankin), Rockingham, NC, Phyllis Siler and Veronica Emerson (Hermon), Greensboro, NC, Cheryl Hill, Nancy Siler and Verline Siler, Siler City, NC; uncles, John Smith, High Point, NC, Charles Smith, Troy, NC, Issac Jenkins, Southern Pines, NC, Dwight Siler (Bonnie), Siler City, NC; a great uncle, David Ray Dunlap; a great aunt, Sallie Lee Settles; compassionate friends, Deanna Martin, Earl Wright, Jamie Smith and Christine Goss; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.

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 Service Program


November 20, 2020

12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Knotts and Son Funeral Home Chapel
1501 M.L.K. Jr. Blvd.
Siler City, NC 27344

Funeral Service
November 21, 2020

12:00 PM
Knotts and Son Funeral Home Chapel
1501 M.L.K. Jr. Blvd.
Siler City, NC 27344

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