Julian Haddock

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AUGUSTA, Ga. - Julian Quincy Haddock was born to Dean and Eva Nelson Haddock on December 8, 1923. He was one of 4 boys, Howard Haddock, Leon Haddock, and Harold Haddock; and had 4 sisters, Iva Haddock Geiger, Nina Haddock Davis, Mabel Haddock Ford, and Reta Haddock, who died in her early childhood. He grew up near the St. Mary's River on the North Florida line, where hunting and fishing were a means of putting food on the table. The Great Depression didn't skip them, and it made a mark on them that would always be, one of which was, "Don't be wasteful." Dean Haddock farmed and worked forestry work to provide food for his family, with the boys falling in to help. Each one stepped up to work and provided money for the family in turn after Dean Haddock hurt his back. Julian Haddock quit school in the 10th grade to take his turn bringing food in after the older brother Howard left to marry. WW2 came along, and Julian Haddock got a job in the shipyards in Jacksonville, Florida, as a welder. While that job was an automatic deferment from military service, he later felt compelled to join. He served 3 years in the U. S. Army, attaining the rank of Sgt.; and he was team leader of a 5 man reconnaissance team that scouted enemy positions and fwd terrain. He was also the "BAR" man in the squad, carrying the 30 cal Browning AutoMatic Rifle. He earned the Combat Infantry Man's medal and the Bronze Star, but you would not hear that from him. He would only say of his service that he did "what he had to do." After the war, he got on with the Rayonier Pulp Mill in Fernandina Beach, Florida, and got married to Gail Geiger. They had 3 children; Gary, Susan, and Craig Haddock. Susan died at about the age of 4 from Wilms Tumors, which is responsible for 6-7% of all childhood cancers. Julian Haddock persevered through all of this, and launched out in 1960 to Rock Hill, SC, where a new Bowater's Paper Mill was being built. After helping build it, he got hired on, and traveled up the ladder. Soon after, a new mill in Cedar Springs, Georgia, was being built. He applied there, and went further up the job ladder. After several more years, Augusta Newsprint was built, and he moved the family one more time; this time to retire at this mill. He was the 1st man to retire from his craft here in Augusta. He was also a member of the United Paper Workers Union and had been most of his adult life. His sons went off to college, not to come back to live in Augusta. He was most proud when his sons graduated high school; for he was not given that opportunity. His sons had 3 children between them, with 7 great-grandchildren coming along the way. Julian Haddock was a child of God, saved early in his life and was active in church all his life, serving a term as Deacon and having a Sunday School class for some time. God blessed him with a long and mostly happy life for his service. He passed away the 13th of April, after years of declining health, but spent all but 3 weeks of his life at home with his wife and oldest son, who became their caregiver some years back. Memorial Services will be held at Lumpkin Road Baptist Church, 2540 Lumpkin Road, Saturday, the 16th of April at 11 a.m. with his family visitation starting at 10 a.m. Dinner will be provided for the family after the service. To say he will be missed just doesn't cover it. He will live on here in the hearts and minds of those who knew him. Donations to Lumpkin Road Baptist Church, in lieu of flowers, is the wish of the family.


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Lumpkin Road Baptist Church
2540 Lumpkin Rd
Augusta, GA 30906
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