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John R. Julian, age 77, of El Dorado Springs, MO, passed away March 26, 2015, at his home surrounded by family members, after a short illness of pneumonia and cancer. John was born December 23, 1937, in Arthur, MO, to Harvey William and Eunice May (Sumner) Julian. He grew up near the Olympia and Montevallo areas. He attended the El Dorado Springs High School.
During the Korean War, he served his country in the U.S. Air Force at Casablanca, North Africa. After returning home, he worked on construction for several years. He was employed at the Nevada State Hospital, and retired from there after 32 years.
In 1976 John married Linn Utter. They were married for 38 years. John and Linn enjoyed their retirement, playing bingo with friends. John went to the coffee shop almost every day. Linn said he was her soul mate. They went on several cruises.
John was a member of the Union Hall Baptist Church.
Preceding John in death were his parents, Harvey and Eunice Julian; three brothers: Kenneth Lee Julian, Cecil Julian, and Howard Julian; one brother-in-law, George Hlavacek; and one sister-in-law, Alice Julian Brown.
He is survived by his wife Linn of the home; son David and wife Crystal, granddaughter Heather, and grandson Thomas, all of Cuba, MO; one brother, Frank Julian and wife Penja of Kansas City, MO; two sisters: Mary Lady and husband Leo of El Dorado Springs, MO, and Pauline Hlavacek of El Dorado Springs, MO; and many nieces, nephews and friends. He will be sadly missed by those who knew him.
Funeral services for John Julian were held on Monday, March 30, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. at Bland-Hackleman Chapel with Rev. James Coleman officiating. Burial followed in Virgil City Cemetery with full military rites under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were: Dan Lady, Mike Julian, Michael Hlavacek, Gary Jones, Ed Nelson, Darrell Julian and Ron Mogan.