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Drum Funeral Home-Hickory

940 29Th Avenue Ne, Hickory, NC

OBITUARY

Walter "Dub"" Andrew Martin

July 17, 1935July 18, 2019
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Walter “Dub” Andrew Martin, age 84, went into the arms of his Lord on Thursday, July 18, 2019, at his residence. Born July 17, 1935 in Catawba County, he was the son of the late Roy Edward Martin and Clara Adel Mason Martin. A veteran of the US Navy, he was a member of St. Stephens Lutheran Church (LCMS), retired from the furniture industry and then entered into a partnership with Roy Cook to establish Cook’s Automotive.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Betty Miller, Shirley Chrisman, Mildred Hoke and his brother, Gene Martin.

Left to cherish his memory, are his loving wife of 61 years, Helen Shook Martin; son, Tim Martin; daughter, Andrea Trent and husband Eddie; grandchildren, Kara Miller, Laura Trent, and Cory Trent; great grandson, Wyatt Miller; brothers, Max Martin and Butch Martin and wife Brenda; and sister, Linda Bramlett.

A Celebration of his Life will be held at 3:00 pm on Sunday, July 21, 2019, at St. Stephens Lutheran Church (LCMS) in Hickory with Rev. David Ziehr officiating. Inurnment with Military Rites by Post 544 will follow in St. Stephens Lutheran Church (LCMS) Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Drum Funeral Home in Hickory.

Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.drumfh-hickory.com who has been committed to Walter’s service arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to St. Stephens Lutheran Church (LCMS) 2304 Springs Road NE, Hickory, NC 28601.

The family would like to give a special thank you to the staff of Carolina Caring and the Oncology Department for their loving care of our husband, father, grandfather and brother.

  • FAMILY

  • Roy Edward Martin, Father (deceased)
  • Clara Adel Mason Martin, Mother (deceased)
  • Helen Shook Martin, Wife of 61 years
  • Tim Martin, Son
  • Andrea and Eddie Trent, Daughter and Son-in-Law
  • Kara Miller, Granddaughter
  • Laura Trent, Granddaughter
  • Cory Trent, Grandson
  • Wyatt Miller, Great Grandson
  • Max Martin, Brother
  • Butch and Brenda Martin, Brother and Sister-in-Law
  • Linda Bramlett, Sister
  • Betty Miller, Sister (deceased)
  • Shirley Chrisman, Sister (deceased)
  • Mildred Hoke, Sister (deceased)
  • DONATIONS

  • St. Stephens Lutheran Church (LCMS}

Services

  • A Celebration of Life Sunday, July 21, 2019

Memories

Walter "Dub"" Andrew Martin

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Judy Redden

July 19, 2019

Helen and Tim,

We are so sorry for your loss. You have meant the world to us these last many years for all you have done. I’m sorry to say, but we probably will not be able to get to any of the receiving or funeral. I’m sure you know why.

We love you. Judy and Richard

Valerie and Jeffrey Farabee

July 19, 2019

Tim, so sorry to hear your Dad passed. Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the peace that you seek.

Vickie Baker

July 18, 2019

I will never forget Mom and Dad coming over to your house every weekend for penny poker from my childhood into my children's childhood. These are some of my greatest memories of Dub and you and Mom and Dad rocking in those rocking chairs in the backyard. So very thankful that Lyn and I came by to see you both. Our love to you, Helen his devoted wife and Tim, Andrea and the rest of grandchildren and his great grandchildren. Much love and prayers sent your way. Dub is with our father, Lord Jesus Christ and all the loved ones before him.

Lyn and Vickie

Keith and Deb Watts

July 18, 2019

So many memories! May all the family find peace to know Dub isn't suffering. We will miss him.
Love to you all.

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