HICKORY Walter "Dub" Andrew Martin, 84, went into the arms of his Lord, 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 U.S. 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 and Mildred Hoke; and 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 p.m., Sunday, July 21, at St. Stephens Lutheran Church (LCMS) in Hickory with the 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 Saturday, July 20, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Drum Funeral Home in Hickory. Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.drumfh-hickory.com. Drum Funeral Home, Hickory, 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 Rd. NE, Hickory, NC 28601.
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