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Herchell Brummitt

  Herchell Brummitt

Herchell Brummitt

Date of Service: Thursday, May 9, 2019

Time of Service: 11:00 AM

Herchell Eugene Brummitt died peacefully at his home on May 4, 2019. He would have been 82 years old next week. Herchell was the second son of four, born to the late Harold Burton and the late Mattie Adcock Brummitt, in Vance County, NC. He was preceded in death by two of his brothers, Samuel Brummitt and James Brummitt. He is survived by his wife of almost 60 years, Theadora (Teddy) Hart Brummitt and three daughters, Barbara Cook Nash of Apopka, FL; Beverly White of Henderson and Brooke Gross of Fleming Island, FL. He is also survived by his youngest brother, Robert Brummitt of Henderson. Herchell was the proud grandfather of seven grandchildren; Jessica Cook Watkins (Trent) of Sulphur Springs, TX; Cody Cook of Big Sandy, TX; Taylor White Hume (Rance) of Cary; Mary Kathryn "Katie" White and Jerry "Tripp" White III of Henderson; Joseph and Anthony Gross of Leesburg, VA and eight great grandchildren; Lindsey Rogers of College Station, TX; Paisley, Brody, Dakota and Faith Watkins of Sulphur Springs, TX; Chandler Cook of Big Sandy, TX; Callie-Mae Cole and Kamden Hume of Cary, NC. Herchell and his wife lived in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area for 58 years. After high school, and a brief stint at Louisburg College, he began working for the federal government; first at the FBI and then at the US Postal Service. In 1967, he began his IT career at the CIA, where he retired in 1992. Upon retirement, he devoted full time to restoring Model A Ford cars and trucks, with a smattering of antique Jeeps, Mustangs, Pontiacs and Chevys. This activity, previously enjoyed only as a hobby, resulted in at least 30 antique vehicles being brought back to life. He was a member of several nationwide antique car clubs and was Head Judge for the annual Sully Plantation Car Show for many years. He enjoyed attending many car part flea markets at Hershey and Carlisle, PA, and Charlotte, NC. Herchell was an avid fan of the Washington Redskins and the Washington Nationals. He played baseball and basketball in high school and followed that passion playing organized softball through Senior League. He was forced to end his physical activities when he was diagnosed with Inclusion Body Myositis (IBM), a degenerative muscle disorder. On Thursday, May 9, 2019, a graveside memorial service will be held at 11 AM at Sunset Gardens conducted by the Rev. Bobby Fletcher. Family and friends are invited to the home following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to United Methodist Church Building Fund, 114 Church Street, Henderson, NC 27536, or to The Johns Hopkins Myositis Center Development Office, Mason F. Lord Building, Center Tower, Suite 358, 5200 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21224; checks made payable to Johns Hopkins University.

Date of Death: Saturday, May 4, 2019

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