Captain Kenneth H. Dunlap, age 62, of Conroe passed away on Saturday, June 24, 2023.
Howell Dunlap, or “Kenny” as he was known to all, was born in Trinity,
Texas but moved to Conroe as a young child and grew up in Montgomery
A Conroe High School graduate, he attended Sam Houston
State University and later found his life’s calling in law enforcement.
After attending the Harris County Basic Peace Officer’s Course, he
found his first and only public safety job as a Deputy with the
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.
Forty years later, now as a
Captain, he diligently and faithfully served Montgomery County's
citizens and his brothers and sisters in law enforcement. Kenny truly
was a “cop’s Cop,” holding every rank and serving in multiple positions
in Patrol, CID, Internal Affairs, and ultimately as Captain of the West
Precinct of the Sheriff’s Office. More than just a leader, he was best
known as a mentor, teacher, and protector of those under his command.
Kenny’s investment in their lives has directly shaped the careers of
countless law enforcement professionals.
While his career has been
outstanding, Kenny was better known for his deep and expressive love
for his wife, Beth, and his kids, Matt, Sarah, and Cameron, now all
adults and enjoying successful lives. Beth and Kenny met while Deputy
Dunlap was young in career, and so remarkable was their love that they
were married one week after he proposed to her!
For over thirty
years, Beth and Kenny completed each other’s and their kids' lives. It
should be noted on the day before his death, while in a senior
leadership class, when the attendees were asked where they found their
strength, Kenny was the first to respond with “My wife and my family.”
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and partner agencies are deeply
mourning the loss of Captain Kenny Dunlap. Even deeper is the loss for
Beth, Matt, Sarah, and Cameron as this storied husband and father moved
to his heavenly reward.
“Rest well, faithful servant. We’ve got it from here.”
Kenneth is survived by his loving wife, Beth Dunlap; his son Mathew
Dunlap and wife Krystal; his daughter Sarah McGinn and wife Brittany;
and his son Cameron Dunlap and fiancé Abbie; his mother Martha Miller;
his sister Beth Vickery and his brother James Miller and wife Jennifer.
Captain Kenneth was preceded in death by his father, Hamer Dunlap and
step-mother Melba Dunlap. Other family members and a host of friends and
his brothers and sisters of law enforcement are also left to treasure
A visitation for Captain Kenneth were held
Thursday, June 29, 2023 at Mims Baptist Church,
1609 Porter Rd, Conroe, TX 77301. The funeral service was at Mims Baptist Church with burial following at Garden Park Cemetery, 801 Teas Rd, Conroe, TX
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.metcalffuneraldirectors.com for the Dunlap family.