Lawrence Howard Sidney, Sr., 98, of Plattsburg, Mo., entered into this world on Oct. 16, 1915, the second of five children to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Earl Sidney. He departed this life on Nov. 22, 2013, at Carolina Medical Center, Northeast, in Concord, N.C. Lawrence was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Margaret Anita Bell; a son, Lawrence Howard Sidney, Jr.; a daughter, Marilyn Annette Myers; his parents; three brothers, Earl, Arnold and Donald; and a sister, Lovetta. He leaves to cherish his memories, a daughter, Brenda J. Green of Charlotte, N.C.; a son, Wayne T. (Cheryl) Sidney, Sr. of Leavenworth, Kan.; a daughter, Anita A. (Dwayne) Dunham of Charlotte, N.C.; ten grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, six great-great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at Bethel AME Church. Funeral service will begin at 12 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Burial will follow at Leavenworth National Cemetery. Arrangements made with R.L. Leintz Funeral Home.