Martin Buttermore, age 78, of Lilburn, Georgia died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019.

He was born in Harlan, Kentucky to the late Dr. Willard Martin Buttermore, Sr. and Anna Todd Buttermore.

Buttermore is survived by his wife of 56 years, Faye Buttermore; son and daughter-in-law, Marty and Cyndi (Barday) Buttermore; grandchildren, Anna Grace Buttermore, Audrey Buttermore, Sarah Buttermore, Joel Buttermore; brother, Jan (Pat) Buttermore of Riverside, California; and nieces, Ginny Richards and Beth Buttermore.

Martin grew up in Harlan, as part of a large and loving family. At the age of 15, his family moved to Corbin, Kentucky where his father established a practice as an EENT physician. Martin graduated from Corbin High School in 1959 and Western Kentucky University in 1966. After graduation, he began his 28-year career with Liberty Mutual Insurance in Richmond, Virginia.

Later in 1966, Martin was drafted into the Army and served in Vietnam until November 1968. As part of the First Cavalry, he was awarded many medals for his service including the Combat Infantry Badge, the Bronze Star, and the Air Medal.

Martin enjoyed a life well lived, full of family, friends, and fun. He loved to laugh (especially at his own jokes) and always had a clever comment. He was an avid golfer and a Z-car enthusiast. All who knew him will remember his "Martin-isms" and when we see him again, we know it will be "good to be seen."

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Memorial Services were held Saturday, Sept. 28 in the East Chapel of Cannon Cleveland Funeral Directors in McDonough, Georgia.

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