Guy Brock Hartman

Published 11:36 am Thursday, May 3, 2018

Guy Brock Hartman of Charlotte died on May 1, 2018.

He was born Feb. 5, 1932 in Winston Salem. He moved to Mocksville, where he met the love of this life, Margaret Cozart Hartman, and they have been married for 62 years.  He befriended and served those that he came in contact with every day. He enjoyed football and excelled in tennis. He was also known for his love of a competitive game of cards. He attended Clemson College where he studied electrical engineering. He then entered the Army and served between 1954 and 1956 as a communications specialist. He attended a special school in Texas to learn a new encrypted language which he utilized in maintaining secretive communications for nuclear testing at the Enewetak Atoll- Marshall Island testing site.  He was proud of his military service. He had a 34-year career at IBM that would have continued, if not for being encouraged to take an early retirement. He was known as the problem solver around work and even received an award for being the “Problem Solver”.  He was a hard worker and dedicated.  He continued to work for Weaver Cryptographic Equipment repair for an extended period after his retirement. He and his wife settled in Charlotte, where they raised four children and are blessed with seven grandchildren. They were active members at Sharon Presbyterian Church for many years before joining First Baptist Church downtown in which they are still active members. He served his church and community faithfully.  He was also a Mason.

He is preceded in death by: daughter, Martha Venita Hartman; brother, John Hartman; parents, George and Minnie Hartman.

Survivors: his wife, Margaret Cozart Hartman; 3 children, Guy Hartman Jr., Ann Hartman Masi and husband Rich, Margaret Guynette Hartman and husband Eric; grandchildren, Brock Hartman, Brody Hartman, Dylan Masi, Brooke Masi, Courtney Hartman, Reid Hartman, and Ginger Hartman; and a sister, Josephine Sande.

Funeral services will be at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 5 at First Baptist Church, 301 S. Davidson St., Charlotte.  Burial will follow in Sharon Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Saturday from noon until the service.

Memorials: American Cancer Society, 1901 Brunswick Ave. #100, Charlotte, 28207; or Special Olympics NC, 2200 Gateway Centre Blvd., Ste. 201, Morrisville, 27560.