Fulton Man Honored in Parade

1 decade 3 years 3 months ago Thursday, December 14 2006 Dec 14, 2006 Thursday, December 14, 2006 7:26:05 PM CST December 14, 2006 in News

A coach more like a friend, "My dad was like a dad to everybody else too. He was like your best friend," Oetting said.

An active Jaycee president with a vision for this year's Christmas parade.

"Brad wanted to go all out saying you know what, we're sponsoring the parade, it's our parade. We might as well have the best looking float there is," said Curtis Wood, Jaycee president.

And a husband with a really good heart.

"He thought he saw a really neat looking shell and it was a crab. And he threw it. And they were both out of the water about as quick as they could be," said Charlotte Oetting, wife.

Brad and Charlotte were married 11 years when brad suddenly passed away from a heart attack in October. So, the Fulton Jaycees took over. In fact, the Jaycee's started on Brad's Christmas float the week after he died. And worked about 200 hours to finish what he had started.

"The whole organization came together to make his dream come true," Wood said.

Now, Charlotte and Drake thank the community for support.

"It really helped us get through what was going on. To know that his memory at least is gonna keep going. It just, just helped deal with it. I know that he won't be forgotten," they said.

And the Indians baseball team looks for another 1st place trophy.  Charlotte and Drake were honored as grand marshals of the parade last saturday. Besides the Jaycees, Brad was also on the Parks and Recreation board, and a member of the Fulton Soccer Club.

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