Lawrence Paul, 80, of Alliance, died Sunday, April 6, 2014, at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.
He was a member of Arapahoe Free Will Baptist Church and active with the Gideons. He retired from the Air Force after 21 years and from civil service at Cherry Point, after 20 years.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Arapahoe Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Gary Bryan officiating.
Interment will follow in Paul Cemetery, Arapahoe.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Letha S. Paul; two sons, David Paul of Raleigh and Christopher Paul of Goldsboro; two daughters, Susan P. Kelemen of St. Louis and Belinda P. Stowe of Alliance; and eight grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Bryant Funeral Home and Crematory, Alliance.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Arapahoe Free Will Baptist Church, P.O. Box 117, Arapahoe, NC 28510.