Julian Hargus

Julian D. Hargus "Zip"

Wednesday, March 13th, 1940 - Tuesday, January 1st, 2019
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Julian D. Hargus “Zip”, age 78, of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at Capital Region Hospital surrounded by his family.

He was born on March 13, 1940 in Jefferson City, Mo., the son of Clyde and Ruby Mae (Childress) Hargus. He was married on May 8, 1963 in Dillon, South Carolina to Linda Lou Metzgar.

Zip was a 1957 graduate of Marshfield High School and went on to earn his degree in Psychology in 1975 from Missouri State University.

Zip proudly served in the United States Army and was honorably discharged as a Specialist 5 in 1966. Julian was a true patriot from his years serving our country. His favorite colors were those of our flag and he flew it proudly.

He was employed by the State of Missouri with the Employment Security Division as an Area Supervisor. Zip worked for 35 dedicated years prior to his retirement in 1999.

He was a man of faith, holding membership at the Marshfield First Christian Church. He was also a member of the Lion’s Club and the National Rifle Association.

Zip enjoyed being outdoors soaking up nature and that love came from his younger years when he loved spending weekends fishing and camping. He was a gifted craftsman in the wood shop, had an impressive coin collection and a travel bag ready to head to Branson, Mo., Michigan, Marshfield, Mo. or anywhere else the family may decide to travel. Zip was known for a healthy sense of humor and enjoyed making others laugh. He looked forward to family gatherings where everyone was together sharing meals. He was known to tell a story or two that would always keep everyone’s attention. To Zip, there was no greater gift than the love of family.

Survivors include: his wife of 55 years, Linda Hargus; two children, Diana Hargus (Lisa) of Jefferson City, Mo. and Robert Hargus of Jefferson City, Mo.; his brother, Stan Hargus (Linda) of Seattle, Washington; his sister, Becky Yeubanks (Mike) of Springfield, Mo.; three grandchildren, Becky McCarthy (Andy), Taylor Hargus and Tanner Hargus; and two great grandchildren, Mackenzie McCarthy and Miles McCarthy.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Ruby and his sister, Clydene Reznicek.

Visitation will be at Freeman Mortuary from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. Saturday, January 19, 2019 with his memorial service following at 3:00 p.m. Saturday in the Freeman Chapel. Military honors will follow his service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Central Missouri Honor Flight 1400 Forum Blvd., Ste. 7-A, Box 334, Columbia, Mo. 65203
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, January 19th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Saturday, January 19th, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Freeman Mortuary
    915 Madison Street
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  • Service

    Saturday, January 19th, 2019 | 3:00pm
    Saturday, January 19th, 2019 3:00pm
    Freeman Chapel
    915 Madison Street
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Mary Lee Wallace

Posted at 01:17pm
Dear Stan and Lisa and family,
This picture of Zip has that Hargus smile and brilliant eyes. He was one of the first Mensa and super smart people I ever met. His stories of his time in Turkey elevated him to super spy in my mind. I am sad to hear of his passing. I know many stories will be remembered today. Thinking of the entire clan during this time.

Warren Schuchardt

Posted at 07:44pm
Linda and boys,
I remember sitting at your table, drinking coffee, smoking, and swapping stories with Julian. He always made me smile . Time passed and distance didn't allow many visits, but I always considered him a good friend.

Gay McMichael

Posted at 01:13am
Linda and family, on behalf of the California cousins, I send our sympathy for your loss. I did not know Zip as he was one of my oldest cousins, but I feel sad to read all of the wonderful things being said about him and that I missed out on knowing him. We have made a donation to the in honor of Zippy. Love, Gay and CA Cousins

LuAnn McDaniels

Posted at 05:27pm
Linda, Diana and Robert my most heartfelt sympathies are with you for your loss. Zip (he’ll always be Zip to me) was a wonderful man and so darn funny. You couldn’t be in his presence without smiling. He always had a good story or hilarious joke. I will be forever grateful to him and all of you for opening your home so many years ago. You have always been and will always be family to me. Hugs and prayers to all of you. LuAnn

Posted at 12:33pm
Linda and family , We want to express our deepest sympathy at the passing of Julien. He was such a kind and interesting fellow. Always greeted you with his bright smile and words of encouragement. He will sorely be missed by those who knew him . We will not be able to attend the funeral but wanted you to know our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May God bless , Allan and Judy.

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