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Bradley D. Julian

Bradley D. Julian, born May 28th, 1947, was called home April 17, 2022.

He was greeted by his Mother, Ruby B. Julian (Tate) and his Father, Farris S. Julian.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 53 years, Marilyn K. Julian (Coonis); daughter, Angel K. Julian; grand daughters, Krystl J. Hutchison, Kearston A. Gonzalez-Julian; and three great-grandchildren, Aerabelle K. Theno, Finley D. Rowden and Yssela M. Gonzalez-Julian.

Brad was a decorated Vietnam veteran of the United States Army who survived three helicopter crashes while holding the title of tail gunner.

He received many accommodations and medals for his service.

He was discharged, honorably, after being wounded.

He took great pride in our flag and was a very proud lifetime member of the VFW.

Brad spent over 40 years traveling coast to coast as an OTR truck driver.

He told many tales of the beauty and wonders he saw, along with nightmare stories of the bumper to bumper traffic and “Idiot 4-wheelers” who tested his driving skills on a daily basis.

In spite of his many close calls and tests of skill, he still managed to receive Safe Driver Awards month after month, year after year.

Brad spent his years of retirement fostering, caring for, healing and rehoming hundreds of dogs. “Brad’s Pup Mobile” was a familiar staple in his home town of Holden, Mo, where he was lovingly referred to as “The dog guy”.

He will be greatly missed by all involved with the fundraising program he started and it is being carried on in his honor.

Until his last breath, Brad took care of his loving wife after she suffered a stroke in 2017.

He made sure she always came first and her needs were always met before his.

He will forever be loved, admired, respected and missed.

Because of suffering with several ailments caused by his exposure to Agent Orange, Brad bequeathed his body to science at KU Hospital in hopes of helping to find hidden repercussions of the deadly toxin and to help with any advancements of treating others who also suffer its effects.

The family will have a celebration of his life on June 18th, 2022 in his home in Holden.

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