Martin H. Helmick
August 03, 1922 ‒ April 18, 2015
Martin H. Helmick, age 92, of Gregg Road, Fredericktown, passed away on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at the Ohio Eastern Star Home in Mount Vernon. He was born on August 3, 1922 in Braxton County, West Virginia the son of Arthur and Orpha (Gregory) Helmick. Martin served in the Civil Conservation Corp. from 1937 to 1939 and later served in the United States Army during World War II as a medic. He retired in 1987 after 22 years of employment with White Westinghouse in Mansfield. Martin was a faithful man and lived his life like one of his famous quotes “Plant the seed and the Lord will get it to grow.” He was an active member of the First Church of God in Fredericktown.
He is survived by his wife, Georgia (Hatfield) Helmick, two sons, Gary (Barbara) Helmick of Axton, Virginia and Michael (Mary) Helmick of Alabama, two daughters, Naspa (Gary) Stevens of Bellville and Gena Layfield of Roanoke, Virginia, blended family, Pat (Wayne) Rush, Nathan (Kim) Shock and Carol (Jonathan) Cisco, twenty grandchildren, twenty four great grandchildren, two brothers, Arthur Helmick of Sutton, West Virginia and Donley Helmick of Jane Lew, West Virginia.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife, Jean (Furby) Helmick, two sons, Kirby Helmick and Lavon Helmick, a brother, Carroll Helmick and a sister, Wilma Mellon.
Friends may call on Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the First Church of God, 19535 Zolman Road, Fredericktown, Ohio 43019 and on Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. where a funeral service will begin on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Pastor Richard Prater and Jonathan Cisco will be officiating. Burial will follow in Quaker Cemetery in Fredericktown. The Snyder Funeral Home of Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of Martin H. Helmick.
Memorial contributions in Martin’s name may be made to First Church of God.
To share a memory with the family or leave a condolence, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com
Thank you to the Ohio Eastern Star Home and Gentiva Hospice for their care, love and family support. A special thank you to Kim Shock for the love and care to Martin in his final hours.