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John Tullier

November 17, 1947 — June 2, 2022

John “Dee” Douglas Tullier, 74, died Thursday, June 2, 2022, of complications from cancer.  John was born to Marion Paul Tullier and Frances Comiskey Tullier in Baton Rouge, where he was raised and attended Sacred Heart elementary school, graduating from Catholic High School and Louisiana State University with a B.A. in Finance.  John served in the United States Air Force as a pilot.  He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, flying more than 400 missions over southeast Asia and receiving four Distinguished Flying Crosses and sixteen Air Medals.  He went on to become a pilot with Delta Airlines, retiring as a Captain on the 737-800. John spent endless hours at his computer, watching the stock market and food videos, both of which were passions of his.  He loved to cook, experimenting with recipes, especially grilling meat and making pastries or anything sweet.  John thoroughly enjoyed a good banter, and especially loved spending time with his family.  John is survived by his wife of 55 years, Nadine Roussel Tullier, his children Paula Tullier Nolan (Michael) and Kevin Tullier, his grandchildren Jack and Katie Nolan, his brother Paul Tullier (Sherri), and his sisters-in-law JoAnne Blouin and Sharon Edmon (Dennis). Preceded in death by his parents Marion and Francis Tullier and in-laws Paul and Dot Roussel. A visitation will be held at Resthaven Funeral Home located at 11817 Jefferson Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA, from 5pm to 8pm Monday, June 6th, 2022. Visitation will continue at Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church located at 15615 Jefferson Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA, Tuesday, June 7th, 2022, from 10am to 11am with Mass starting at 11am. Burial to follow at Resthaven Gardens of Memory. Family and friends may sign the online guestbook or leave a personal note to the family at

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Monday, June 6, 2022

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Tuesday, June 7, 2022

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15615 Jefferson Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA 70817

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