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Albert "Al" Edward Sides

Tuesday, December 25th, 1934 - Saturday, July 11th, 2020
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Obituary

Mr. Albert (Al) Edward Sides, 85, of Concord, passed away on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at his home, surrounded by his family.

A funeral service will be held at 2:30 pm on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at Wilkinson Funeral Home Chapel, officiated by Rev. Randy Wall, with burial to follow at Carolina Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm Thursday, prior to the service at the funeral home.

Mr. Sides will lie in state at Wilkinson Funeral Home from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Wednesday, July 15, 2020.

Al was born on December 25, 1934 in Concord, NC to the late Homer J. and Abbie Seamone Sides. He is also preceded in death by 6 brothers and sisters.

Al served in the US Army 1952-1954, where he was stationed in Japan during the Korean conflict. Ann Street United Methodist Church was a large part of Al’s life, he served as Chairman of the Board of Trustee’s and Chair of the Pastor Parish Committee for many years. He also had a passion for Atlanta Braves baseball, even having his own “brick” at the new stadium. Al was USSSA certified umpire, enjoying umpiring baseball, softball and basketball games-from church league up to the minor leagues. He retired from Cannon Mills after 46 years and enjoyed spending time on the lawn mower or in his Jeep.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Waddell Sides; daughter, LouAnne Sides Alexander (Robert Keith); sons, Perry Randall “Randy” Sides (Jan Melton), Martin Anderson Sides, Cary Dean Sides (Joy Henderson); sisters, Mildred Mullis, Patricia Hallman (Jim); brother, Warnie Sides (Carol); grandchildren, Amber Mullis (Kevin), David Sides (Katie); Lindsay Gordon (Tyler), Lana Pommerening (Rory), Lacy Keene (Jonathan), Justin Sides, Brandon Sides; great-grandchildren, Shayla and Landon Mullis, Maddie and Wyatt Gordon, Allie, Jaylee and Hunter Keene, one on the way; and a number of nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ann Street United Methodist Church, 335 Ann St. NW, Concord, NC 28025.

On-line condolences may be left at www.wilkinsonfuneralhome.com
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, July 15th, 2020 | 10:00am - 4:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, July 15th, 2020 10:00am - 4:00pm
    Location
    Wilkinson Funeral Home
    Address
    100 Branchview Dr. NE
    CONCORD, NC 28025
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    Notes
    Mr. Sides will lie in state at Wilkinson Funeral Home from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Wednesday, July 15, 2020
  • Second Visitation

    Thursday, July 16th, 2020 | 1:00pm - 2:30pm
    When
    Thursday, July 16th, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm
    Location
    Wilkinson Funeral Home
    Address
    100 Branchview Dr. NE
    CONCORD, NC 28025
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
  • Service

    Thursday, July 16th, 2020 | 2:30pm
    When
    Thursday, July 16th, 2020 2:30pm
    Location
    Wilkinson Funeral Home
    Address
    100 Branchview Dr. NE
    CONCORD, NC 28025
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Rev. Randy Wall
  • Interment

    Location
    Carolina Memorial Park
    Address
    601 Mt Olivet Rd
    KANNAPOLIS, NC 28083
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Bobby Helms

Posted at 03:14pm
Linda, I was so sorry to hear of Alberts passing. I only found out about it this morning. You and Albert were dear friends.
He will be missed by many people. I also remember our time in the National Guards. He always had a smile for everybody.
Our thoughts and prayers will be with you.

Bob and Brenda Helms
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Posted at 11:58am
"Passing time can never fade all the spacial memories made; loved ones never really part for they live inside your heart" Our thoughts are with you,
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Angelo and Michelle Amabile

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Randy our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family during this difficult time. With heartfelt condolences,
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