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Obituary - Martin Galen Brumbaugh

Martin Galen Brumbaugh, 84, of Hickory, North Carolina passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 at his residence.

He was born May 18, 1933 in Lewistown, Pennsylvania to the late Owen and Mary Fields Brumbaugh. Martin was a member of First Baptist Church in Hickory and a United States Army veteran where he served as a paratrooper. He was a former member of Hickory Jaycees, North Carolina Walking Horse Association, and member of American Legion Post 48. Martin enjoyed training and showing horses, playing sports and going to the mountains. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, William Brumbaugh.

Those left to cherish his memory are;
Wife of 60 years: Barbara Sherrill Brumbaugh of the home
Daughter: Sandra Brumbaugh of Hickory
Brother: Bruce Brumbaugh and wife Shirley of McVeytown, PA
Sister: Lois Dunmire of McVeytown, PA
Special Cousin: Bruce Prestwood and wife Barbara of Newton
Many Nieces, Nephews and Cousins and he claimed his friend’s children as his grandchildren

A service to celebrate Martin’s life will be held on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Hickory. Rev. Rendell Hipps and Dr. Larry Phillips will officiate. The family will receive friends on Friday, Jan.19, 2018 from 1:45 to 2:45 p.m. at First Baptist Church. Those serving as pallbearers are; Dan Carlsen, Bruce Prestwood, Derek Bonner, Dale Hefner and Tommy Jones.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 339 2nd Ave NW, Hickory, NC 28601 or Catawba Regional Hospice, 3975 Robinson Rd., Newton, NC 28658

Condolences may be sent to the Brumbaugh family at

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