Bradley (Brad) Dean Valdois, 48, Carl Junction, passed away at home after fighting a very courageous battle against the ALS disease.

Bradley (Brad) Dean Valdois,  48,  Carl Junction, passed away at home after fighting a very courageous battle against the ALS disease.
He was born Sept. 3, 1969 in Winfield, Kan. He was the son of Jerry Valdois and Venicca McCauley. He was raised and attended school in Winfield,  graduating in 1988. Brad then moved to Neosho,  and attended Crowder Junior College and graduated from Missouri Southern in Joplin,  in 1992. Over the years, Brad worked at Lohman Game Calls in Neosho, Daisy in Rogers, Ark., H&G Marketing, Big Lake, Minn. and Alexander Townsend in Olathe, Kan. His career was in sales and sales management in the field of outdoor products. Brad was an avid hunter, fisherman and enjoyed all types of outdoor sports and activities. Family time was cherished and enjoyed by all.
On June 19, 2009 he married Stephanie (Drennan Hoberecht). Brad and Stephanie made their home in Carl Junction,  and attended Christ’s Church of Oronogo. Brad is survived by his wife, Stephanie, two daughters, Tallie and Tiffanie Valdois both of Joplin, three step children, Alyx, Brendon, and Isaac Hoberecht, Carl Junction. Also surviving are his parents Venicca McCauley and husband Walt, Diamond , Jerry Valdois and wife Von, Neosho, his sister, Valicca (Valdois) Bitler, Highlands Ranch, Colo., two step sisters, Tammie Kowski, Seminole, Fla., and Debbie Harris, Joplin, and two step brothers Brian McCauley, Joplin,  and Steven McCauley, Baxter Springs, Kan., and many well loved nieces and nephews.
Brad will be greatly missed by his family and friends. His memory will live on as they try to live out his love for others.
A celebration of Brad’s life will be held at 1 p.m.  Saturday, March 31 aat Christ’s Church of Oronogo. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today, at Mason-Woodard in Joplin.
Memorial contributions may be made to Christ’s Church of Oronogo Right Here-Right Now Fund in care of Mason-Woodard Mortuary.
Arrangements are under the direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory.