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Terry Lance Unap Obituary

Terry Lance Unap, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, was surrounded by family when he went home with his Lord and Savior on July 19, 2020. He was born in Tulsa on April 27, 1955, to Arthur Unap and Myrtle Morrell-Unap. He was 65 years young when he went home.

Traditional Osage services were officiated by David Nagle, John Maker and Everett Waller at the Hominy Indian Village Chapel followed by graveside services at Powell Memorial in Hominy, Oklahoma.

Pallbearers were Robert Unap Jr., Anthony Zion Dennis, Anthony Dennis, Anthony Kedis Unap, Timmy Goodfox and Andrew Unap. Honorary pallbearers were Taylor Trujillo, Teddy Joe Trujillo, Peyton Unap, Joseph Unap, Jordan Kidder, Joe Doyle Goodfox, Derek Ferguson, Richard Lance Goodfox, and Darren Ferguson.

Terry retired from the City of Tulsa where he worked for over 20 years as a bailiff. He was greatly esteemed by his peers and those he worked with.

He loved to sing karaoke and Beatles tunes, go camping, and play rounds of golf with his brothers, cousins and his father-in-law.

Terry was a talented artist and shared this gift with his children and grandchildren.

Terry was a lifelong fan of OSU sports and Hominy Bucks football. He was so proud of his nephew, Peyton Unap, for winning a state championship ring.

Terry cherished his family and siblings and was very proud of his Osage and Kiowa Heritage.

His children and grandchildren were his priceless treasures in life along with every one of his nieces and nephews. He was so proud of all their accomplishments and enjoyed attending as many events, birthdays, weddings and graduations, as possible. He was a beloved father, grandfather, and favorite uncle to many.

He is survived by his partner, Pam McClain of Tulsa; daughter, Ericca Dennis of Tulsa; son, Anthony Unap of Tulsa; and his children’s mother, Doris Unap of Tulsa; twin sister, Deborah Trujillo of Colorado Springs; brother, Ronald Unap Sr. of Tulsa; and grandsons Zion Dennis, Anthony Unap Jr., Nixon Unap, Boston Unap, Ace Acker; and granddaughters, Aven Dennis and Amari Dennis, along with many aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly.

Terry is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Robert Morrell and Grace Penn-Morrell; paternal grandparents, Tennyson Unap and Lizzie Bigbow; mother, Myrtle Morrell-Unap and father Arthur Johnson Unap; brothers, Alfred Unap, Arthur Unap Jr., Andrew Domebo Unap Sr., Amos Goodfox, Robert Unap Sr., and David Unap.