Guy Brock Hartman

May 1, 2018

CHARLOTTE – Guy Brock Hartman finished the race and passed on to be with the Lord on May 1, 2018.  Guy was born February 5, 1932 in Winston Salem, NC.  He moved to Mocksville, NC where he met the love of this life, Margaret Cozart Hartman, and they have been married for 62 years.  Guy befriended and served those that he came in contact with every day of his life.  He enjoyed activities such as football and excelled in tennis.  He was also well known for his love of a competitive game of cards.

Guy attended Clemson College where he studied Electrical Engineering.  Guy then entered the Army and served between 1954 and 1956 as a Communications Specialist.  He attended a specialized 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.  Guy was proud of his military service. 

Guy went on to work for IBM where he had a 34-year career that would have continued, if not for being encouraged to take an early retirement.  Guy was known as the problem solver around work and even received an award for being the “Proglem Solver”.  Anyone that knows Guy, knew of his hard work and dedication.  He continued to work for Weaver Cryptographic Equipment repair for an extended period after his retirement.

Guy enjoyed a fulfilling life.  Margaret and Guy settled in Charlotte, NC where they raised four children and are blessed with seven grandchildren.  Margaret and Guy were active members at Sharon Presbyterian Church for many years before joining First Baptist Church downtown in which they are still active members.  Guy served his church and community faithfully.  He was also a Mason.

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

Guy is survived by his wife, Margaret Cozart Hartman; three children, Guy Hartman Jr., Ann Hartman Masi and her husband, Rich, Margaret Guynette Hartman and her 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 12:30 PM on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at First Baptist Church, 301 S. Davidson Street, Charlotte.  Interment will follow in Sharon Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Saturday from Noon until the service time.

Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 1901 Brunswick Ave #100, Charlotte, NC 28207 or Special Olympics North Carolina, 2200 Gateway Centre Blvd., Ste. 201, Morrisville, NC 27560.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at


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  • Bob Williams

    I first met Guy & Margaret [fellow FBC members ] at exercise class at FBC. It was a great pleasure
    being with them as we [ Doris & I ] sometimes met for lunch after exercise. Margaret I will sorely miss Guy. My
    prayers are that you will have God's peace in the coming days. Sincerely Bob Williams

  • Carol Adkins

    Guy was my typewriter man! I saw him at least once a year for the past several years when he came to fix something on my old but trusty IBM Correcting Selectric II typewriter. He was so conscientious that if he couldn't get it just right, he'd take the typewriter home with him and return it when he'd figured out the problem. I met Margaret on a few occasions when she would accompany Guy to my home office. I always invited her inside, but she preferred to wait in the truck and read her book. They were a very nice couple that loved being together. I will fondly miss him. Take care, Margaret, and the Hartman family.
    Sincerely, Carol Adkins