December 27, 1931 - January 18, 2020 Mr. Martin "Marty" Ray Sides, 88, passed away Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, at Mecklenburg Health & Rehabilitation Center in Charlotte. A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 16, at Lady's Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. John Futterer will officiate. Burial will follow at Carolina Memorial Park. Mr. Sides was born Dec. 27, 1931, in Concord. He was a son of the late Horace Sides and Joyce Edsell Sides. He was a member of Kimball Memorial Lutheran Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Korean War. He received his undergraduate degree from UNC Chapel Hill and his master's degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He worked for the former Kannapolis Sanitary District and then the Kannapolis City Public Works Department where he was the department manager. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Lentz Sides; and a brother, Carroll Franklin Sides. Mr. Sides is survived by son, Michael Sides and wife, Jill, of Kannapolis; brother, Jack Sides of Concord; and two grandchildren, Justin Sides of Kannapolis and Emily Sides of San Francisco, Calif. Memorials may be sent to Kimball Memorial Lutheran Church, 101 Vance St., Kannapolis, NC 28081. Remembrances may be sent to the family online at www.ladysfuneralhome.com. Lady's Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family of Mr. Sides. Lady's Funeral Home & Crematory www.ladysfuneralhome.com
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