On Monday, September 7, 2020, Colonel (Ret.) Robert "Bob" Earle Julian, passed away at the age of 87. A veteran of the Vietnam War, he also commanded the 1st Weather Wing and was awarded many medals including the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star, and the Defense Meritorious Service Medal. He retired with full honors in 1985 after 30 years of exemplary service to our country.
Service will be held at a later date at Eastern Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Goldsboro.
Col Julian was born on March 23, 1933 in Norfolk, VA to Paul Revere and Maude Adkins Julian. He graduated from Maury High School in 1951 and, in 1955, earned his BS degree in Mathematics from East Carolina University. He then married Dorothy "Dot" Ann Wooten and was commissioned into the United States Air Force. He is survived by Dot and their three daughters: Beth Carson (Rick) of O'Fallon, IL, Donna Nordstrom (Scott) of Etiwanda, CA, and Bobbi Hosmon (Jason) of Englewood, OH; his 11 grandchildren; and his 10 great-grandchildren.
Col Julian started his military career as a weather forcaster at Keesler AFB, LA. From there he moved his family to exciting locations including Moracco, Germany, Korea, and Hawaii where he finished his career as Commander, 1st Weather Wing and PACAF SPecial Assistant for Meterorology. He completed Squadron Officer School, Air Command and Staff College, and Air War College.
Bob was a lover of people both old and young. He kept very busy in his retirement years helping tutor children at Northeast Elementary School and coaching soccer at Southern Wayne High School. He was active in Seven Springs United Methodist Church leading bible studies and singing in the choir. He enjoyed working with the Golden Kiwanis gentlemen and served briefly as their President. He loved golfing with his golf buddies and giving doggie treats to all of his dog friends on daily walks around Walnut Creek. A kind and generous man, he will be missed by all.
The family is in the care of Howell Funeral Home & Crematory in Goldsboro.
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