Martin H. Helmick

August 03, 1922 ‒ April 18, 2015

Fredericktown, Ohio

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.

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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.

  • Hugs. Sorry for your loss. Praying God’s Blessings on your family at this sad time.

  • I am so sorry to hear this georgia, i so enjoyed getting a hug from him everytime he came to the store.

  • So sorry for your loss. Uncle Harold was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed. Sorry we won’t be able to make it to the services but rest assured that you all will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Georgia and families, sorry for the passing of your loved one, have already missed him at Sr. Citizen and your presence. Many blessings and prays at this time of sorrow.

  • Georgia and families,
    Martin will be missed by all of us. Keeping you-all in our prayers.
    Need anything, let any of use know.
    Love, Mary Ann, Betty Jean, Lori and Dan and Families.

  • Our thought and prayers are with you the family during this time of sorry and loss. May you find comfort in knowing that you will be reunited with Mr. Helmick in heaven.

  • Gena and family, so sorry to hear of your dads passing. Very nice man.. He will be missed..

    Laurie henwood smith
    Class mate 1969

  • Gena, my God surround you with His comfort and peace during your time of sorrow. Remember you are not saying ‘goodbye’……you are saying ‘see you later’. With my love and prayers, Lynn

  • Gena, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you face the loss of your beloved dad. I’m here if you need anything at all. May you find peace through God and know that you are loved…most importantly, by God, and also by your friends and family here on earth. Love you!

  • Georgia & Family,

    Please accept our sincere condolences. For the short time we knew Martin, we enjoyed his congeniality and sincere service to the Lord.

    Jeff & Marianne Collins

  • We were so sorry to hear the news of Martin’s passing for all of you. Please know that you are being prayed for and extended lots of love and support. It was very easy to adore Martin, he was a very special servant of God, one filled with such a sweet and precious spirit. I am glad to have had the pleasure of knowing him. Aunt Georgia, you know how very special my Grandma ‘Ressler was to me and I believe Martin shared her love and joy of Jesus. Much Love to all of you!

  • Naspa, Gary, Gena, Mike: I was so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. May God comfort you in this time of sorrow. With love, Judy Cole

  • Georgia and family, Am sincerely sorry for your loss. You share a good life and you will miss him. My own loss is still a daily thing, Mom still too.

  • We have such good memories of Martin and our dad Rex Brokaw riding their bikes on the trails. They are talking about this now I am sure. We are so sorry for your loss but can rejoice in the fact he is in Heaven! Prayers for your peace.
    The Brokaw Family