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Gross Funeral Home

120 Wrights St, Hot Springs, AR

OBITUARY

Brad McClintock

December 1, 1965August 30, 2019

Bradley "Brad" Wayne McClintock, 53, of Hot Springs, passed away on Friday, August 30, 2019 following a valiant battle with congestive heart failure.

He was born on December 1, 1965, in Joplin, Missouri, the son of Kenneth and Sharon Dillon McClintock.

Brad graduated from Webb City High School in 1984 and earned a BA in Graphic Communications from Missouri Southern State College in 1988. He was a gifted artist from an early age, winning numerous awards.

Brad was also a professional musician, performing in multiple genres including Jazz, Rock, Praise, and Musical Theatre Orchestras. Brad could play any instrument his hands touched. He was a proud owner of an extensive Hot Wheels collection and was also a huge "Star Trek" fan. He was a great lover of WWII aircraft, model trains, astronomy, geekery, Science Fiction, spicy food, debates, and animals, particularly dogs.

On June 22, 1990, he married Kelly Mason in Arkansas and they had one son, Jude. Brad and Kelly met through music and it remained an important part of their family. After their marriage, they lived in Virginia Beach, Virginia, where Brad worked as a Digital Animator for military training simulators, one of his favorite jobs. Throughout their marriage, Brad and Kelly lived in Joplin, Missouri, Northwest Arkansas, Virginia Beach, and Central Arkansas. Brad served in his community through his artistic talents, involvement in youth ministries, and devotion to the Catholic faith. He was a Sunday School teacher, Vacation Bible School team member, member of the Youth Ministry Core team, and served on the Hot Springs Catholic Youth Advisory Board. During his time with St. John’s Catholic School he treasured being called “Mr. Brad.” Brad’s gentle spirit, sharp wit and hard work endeared him to everyone he met.

On January 22, 2019, Brad was implanted with a Left Ventricular Assist Device as a bridge to a heart transplant. The Advanced Heart Failure/LVAD Team at CHI St. Vincent Hospital in Little Rock became a treasured part of his extended family. #BradVad Bradley is survived by his wife, Kelly McClintock, of Hot Springs, AR; his son, Jude McClintock, of Hot Springs, AR; his parents, Kenneth and Sharon McClintock of Carterville, MO; his brother, Kevin McClintock, and his wife Katy, of Joplin, MO; his grandmother, Naomi Kepple, of Carterville, MO; many cousins, nieces, nephews, godchildren, and his beloved Daschund, Ollie.

  • FAMILY

  • Kelly Mason McClintock, Wife
  • Jude McClintock, Son
  • Kenneth McClintock, Father
  • Sharon McClintock, Mother
  • Kevin McClintock, Brother
  • Katy McClintock, Sister-in-law
  • Ollie The Daschund, Companion
  • Brad will also be missed by his many cousins, nieces, nephews, and godchildren.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Rick Besancon
  • Jerry Sparks
  • Kevin McClintock
  • Brent Dodge
  • Brian Dodge
  • Darren Bemis
  • Lowell “Duke” Mason II
  • Skylar Walton
  • DONATIONS

  • St. John The Baptist Catholic Church

Services

  • Rosary Friday, September 6, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, September 7, 2019

Memories

Brad McClintock

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Missy (Snyder) Gronda

September 9, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss and will be praying for you and your family. I have not seen or talked to Brad since High School. He was such a sweet guy. I had several classes with him throughout our Jr. High and High School years. He was such an amazing artist, and friend. He will be missed..

Darren Chitwood

September 9, 2019

I have not been in contact with Brad since High School. I always enjoyed being around him. He always had a great attitude, and a pleasant personality. My heart goes out to his wife, and family. I will continue to pray for you.

Kim and Trey Rutledge

September 7, 2019

Today...
I am Ollie.
Ollie’s not one of those normal
Type rescues.
She isn’t people friendly.
She’s special.
Part dachshund part curmudgeon
Part...you’re not my person
So just go away.

She lived alone with a sweet lady
Who loved her despite herself.
And that lady was her everything.

Spoiled beyond measure
Loved beyond time
Ollie gave all of herself
To her person.
And they lived happily...
Till forever after came.

And there was just an Ollie.

Without a person.

It was my job to find Ollie
A new person.

Ollie didn’t like other dogs
Or people.
She didn’t like busy families
Or little children.

Ollie was special.
She needed a special person.

And I found him.
I do believe with all my heart
That God had a hand in
Me finding Ollie her new person.

I do.
And Ollie loved him unconditionally.
He was her special person.
Her one and only...
Her beloved.

Today...
We lay her special person to rest
Into the forever after...

And she knew...
Before we did.
Ollie loves more than us
She loves fiercely
She loves greatly
She loves fearlessly.

Because that’s what
Angel curmudgeonly
Dachshund special person only
Ollie dogs do.

And Today...
I am Ollie.
Grieving and knowing
Loving and mourning
Her person...
Into the forever after.

♥️
In memory of Brad McClintock

Lori Trentanelli

September 7, 2019

I shall never forget our tour of Hot Springs! Grace and peace to you!

Much love to you, Kelly and Jude! Lori, Meg, and Daisy

Fr Alan Rosenau

September 5, 2019

We are truly grateful always for Brad’s bearing us a strong Christian witness to his Faith, and in a special way in art and music as components of that. How comforting to believe in the Communion of the Saints , and c ontinuing to draw from his prayer and help in Heaven.

Betty Harrison

September 4, 2019

Brad was such a fine gentleman and worked hard for a cure for his Heart disease. He was devoted to Kelli and Jude! One of my fondest memories with Brad occurred serval years ago. I was serving on the Liturgy Committee at St Mary’s and we were getting ready for Pentecost and I could not find a dove to represent the Holy Spirit! Brad stepped up and designed a dove, built it, painted it and was pleased to be of service! everyone was so happy with the decorum for that Pentecost Liturgy and Brad was very humble about his work. Our Lord has gained another artist angel in heaven😇 may Brad rest in the arms of Jesus🙏🏻

Kasandra Barker

September 3, 2019

I'm sorry for your loss. May your memories of Brad comfort you, and may Eternal rest be granted, and perpetual light shine on him.

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