Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Sidney Brack Talbert

Sidney Brack Talbert, 61, of New London, passed away Saturday, September 23, 2017 in his home.  His funeral service will be 1 PM Wednesday, September 27, 2017 in West Albemarle Baptist Church with Pastor Adam Hatley and Pastor Clay Waters officiating.  Burial will follow in Fairview Memorial Park.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday evening from 6 until 8 PM at Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care.

Born February 17, 1956 in Stanly County, NC, he was the son of the late Crawford Talbert and Myrtle Leonard Talbert and was a graduate of NC State University.  Mr. Talbert was a purchasing officer for the City of Concord for 16 years.  He was a member of West Albemarle Baptist Church where he served as Deacon and taught Sunday School.  He loved fishing and running.

Mr. Talbert is survived by his wife Paula Ingold Talbert, son Alan Talbert and wife Erin of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, daughters Laura Talbert and Anna Talbert both of Albemarle, grandchildren Jude and Andi Talbert of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and sister-in-law Jane Talbert of Albemarle.  A brother Glenn Talbert preceded him in death.

Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care is serving the Talbert family.


  • Sarah Burris Poythress Posted September 25, 2017 11:53 am

    So very sorry to read this but rejoicing that Sidney was a Christian and is now beyond pain and suffering. Prayers lifted for his family, that God will give them all the grace, strength, and peace they need to begin living without him on this earth. He will always be a part of their lives and will live on in their memories. May God’s presence be extra close to them all.

  • James Russell Posted September 25, 2017 12:38 pm

    This was heartbreaking news for me. My sincere condolences to Paula, the kids and grandchildren for the loss of a Husband, Father and Grandpa. Sid was a dear friend. We grew up together, played baseball from Little League through High School. His dad, Cob, was like a second dad to those of us in the neighborhood. Sid was a true Christian. He loved his Church and his Church family. He was truly a Man of God. I know he’s in Heaven with his mom, dad and brother Glenn. Paula, even though you are hurting, you know without a doubt that God has accepted him into the Gates of Heaven and welcomed him with open arms. I Pray that God will ease the pain for you and the family. Rest In Peace my Brother for we will meet again..

  • Debra Morgan Posted September 25, 2017 1:56 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about this. My prayers are with Paula and the entire Talbert family.

  • The Keevers Posted September 25, 2017 2:58 pm

    Paula, you and the kids are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Gary Dick Posted September 25, 2017 3:44 pm

    Paula I am so sorry for your loss,I know it is a hard time in your life,I pray for God’s comfort and peace in the coming days.

  • Alan and Gail Burris Posted September 25, 2017 4:25 pm

    Words can’t express the sadness we feel. Sid was an awesome Christian man that will surely be missed. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. May God give you comfort.

  • Alice Lewis Posted September 25, 2017 4:39 pm

    Paula and family, I am so sorry to learn of Sidney’s passing. He was always such a fine young man and I am sure he will be missed by all that knew him. Prayers for your family during this sad time.

  • Racquel Chestnut Posted September 25, 2017 4:58 pm

    I only got to know Sid for the last past year while working for the City of Concord and got to see what a great guy he was, so I know those that knew him much longer are suffering from a great loss! I am truly sorry this is taking place in the lives of his love ones and friends and my prayer is that the Good Lord comfort each and everyone of you especially his wife, kids and grandkids, my thoughts and prayers are with each of you at this time of sorrow…..God Bless you!!!

  • Kay Ensley Posted September 25, 2017 6:11 pm

    So sorry for your loss, Paula. Sid was a good man.

  • Dwayne Icenhour Posted September 25, 2017 6:16 pm

    A great guy- he’ll surely be missed. I enjoyed our times talking at work.

  • Angela Biggers Posted September 25, 2017 7:29 pm

    Sid was a wonderful man who always had a smile and kind word and could make you laugh. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends in this difficult time.

  • Lynn Whitehead Posted September 25, 2017 7:49 pm

    Paula, girl it’s been years, my prayers are with you and your entire family. I didn’t know Sidney as well as in high school, but I’m sure he turned out to be a good husband and father. You know one thing I ve learned God is able,no matter what we face. He can and will sustain us thru everything. I will be remembering your family in my prayers

  • Diana Horton Posted September 25, 2017 9:44 pm

    I am beyond sad to hear this news. Sid was a good man and it was my pleasure to know him when I worked for the City. My prayers for his family during this time. Lean on the Lord, he will give you grace and peace.

  • Patti Holt Boles Posted September 26, 2017 1:02 am

    So, so sorry to hear this news…prayers for all…he was a good man.

  • Allen Russell Posted September 26, 2017 8:22 am

    So, so sorry to hear this. He was a great person that I, and many others, thought highly of. Your family and his church family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Steve Osborne Posted September 26, 2017 10:03 am

    I truly enjoyed working with Sid at the City of Concord. His smile was infectious and he was always making everyone laugh! He will be greatly missed! My prayers are with the family!

  • Bobby Eudy Posted September 26, 2017 10:21 am

    I have been blessed to have known Sid as a friend and coworker. He always had a smile on his face and a kind word in his heart. I will deeply miss you my friend. My prayers are with the family

  • James jc owen Posted September 26, 2017 11:05 am

    We worked with sid at wiscassett in Albemarle before he went to concord great guy will be missed

  • Andre Lopez Posted September 26, 2017 12:16 pm

    Our condolences from the Lopez Family. I’ve had the honor of knowing Sid for the past 3 years when I came to work for the City of Concord. He was very welcoming and made me feel like we knew each other for decades. So friendly and an all around good person. When ever I had the chance to go to the warehouse I would get excited just because I’d get to see him. He would always talk baseball with me and it truly was a highlight of my day. When he saw me he would say”How about those Cubs”. Then it would be 10 minutes or so about baseball. He knew I’m a diehard Yankees fan and would talk Yankees with me as well. I’m so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and yours. For Sid I will always cheer on the Cubs for you. You are loved and missed. Andre Lopez

    • Sheila Almond Posted September 26, 2017 12:31 pm

      I pray that in this time of loss,
      You’ll feel God’s love even more
      And that you’ll find your comfort
      In the presence of the Lord
      I pray God pours upon you,
      His sweet amazing grace
      And overflow your heart with peace
      As you live in His embrace.

  • Allen Scott Posted September 26, 2017 12:52 pm

    I have known Sid since he came to work with the City of Concord and our friendship as continued following my retirement. Sid was a true friend, always willing to listen, to help find solutions, and quick to share a humorous story to lift your spirits. Sid was kind and encouraging to everyone he met. I will miss our visits over lunch and hearing him speak lovingly of his family and his church. Sid was indeed a Christian gentleman in every way. My thoughts and prayers are with Paula and family, and I trust you will feel God’s presence, love and grace during this time of loss.

  • Ron Ferrell Posted September 26, 2017 1:13 pm

    When I heard of Syd passing away my heart hurt. Syd and I started with the City of Concord about the same time and are the same age. We worked on committees together and became friends quickly, but then again how could anyone not be a friend with Syd as soon as you met. His smile was infectious along with his personality and his strong witness of Jesus Christ. I will definitely miss him as I know everyone who ever worked with him or knew him will. May God rest his soul and give peace and comfort to his family.

  • Lorry R Stegall Posted September 26, 2017 1:56 pm

    We worked together her at the City of Concord, and will miss him terribly. He has always been a good spirited man, always smiling, even when he was covered in work or hectic scheduling. Funny, I just seen him and have talked with him just In the past few days til his passing. Sid, you will be missed by me and a lot of other people, coworkers, friends and most of all your family. Your in Gods hands now and he will take care of you. We will miss you. My condolences to your family. Lorry Stegall, Customer Care Specialist at the City of Concord

  • Will Barnes Posted September 26, 2017 3:08 pm

    Sid was a great man with only nice things to say. I have enjoyed my time at the city of concord getting to know him. My thoughts and prayers for the family.

  • Ryan LeClear Posted September 26, 2017 4:05 pm

    It is truly a blessing to have known and worked for Mr. Talbert. He made the world a better place. I am going to miss him dearly and think about him often. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of his family and friends.

  • Jana Churchwell Scott Posted September 26, 2017 7:06 pm

    What an incredible shock to learn of Sid’s sudden passing. My thoughts and prayers are with the Talbert family. Sid, you will be missed by all who knew you.. and those who did, have been truly blessed by your presence and friendship; your uplifting spirit and great humor touched so many in such a warm way~ Rest In Peace, My Friend~

  • David and Sarah Fisher Posted September 26, 2017 7:44 pm

    Paula, I worked at Wiscasset Mills and got to know Sid when he was working there and the City of Concord as well. Sid had the character and integrity that all of us should want in our own lives. He was Christian example to his family and friends alike in the community in which he served and lived. I thanks God for the privilege to have known him and call Sid my friend . Our deepest condolences and prayers to you and your family in the coming day.

  • Mandy Smith-Thompson Posted September 27, 2017 11:54 am

    Sid made the City a better place to work. He was a friend to everyone, full of jokes and kindness. I’ll never forget the time he called to say the recycle bin piggy banks I ordered had arrived at the warehouse but there had been a mistake – they were all full size and there was no room to store them and what did I want him to do with them. He had me going and got a real kick out of it. His passing has left a hole in our coworker family, and we all miss him.

  • john morris Posted September 27, 2017 12:01 pm

    Prayers for the family. Sid was a great man he will be truly missed by everyone he was always nice and only had nice things to talk about. I will miss his positive outlook at the city.

  • Danny Herrin Posted September 27, 2017 1:53 pm

    It was hard to hear about the sudden passing of someone so full of life. When I received the phone call about Sid, my heart just sunk. I have known & worked with Sid at the City of Concord for many years. Not a day went by that we didn’t joke & kid around with each other. It has been a difficult week at work & will be for quite some time to come, especially going to the warehouse expecting to see him there at his desk with a smile to greet you. But he was a good friend as well as a co-worker. You could talk to Sid about anything. He always would ask me about my mom, especially in the months before her passing in June & would always tease me wanting to know what exactly she used in her garden to grow such HUGE cucumbers every year!! He has been & truly will be missed. My wife Cyndi & I are keeping you, Paula, along with the kids & grandkids & all your family in our thought & prayers. May God Bless & comfort you all.

  • James jc owen Posted September 27, 2017 2:26 pm

    When we worked at wiscasset he had a skunk under his house so he set a trap caught it he had a funny look on his face I ask him if he figured out the mistake he laugh a little dropped his head and said he had a hard time getting it out it sprayed when it was caught and he couldn’t get close enough to get it out. I have missed him for a long time great guy

  • Judy Hemric Quesinberry Posted September 29, 2017 5:31 am

    My heart is so heavy and sad to hear of Sid’s passing. He was such a joy to work with at the City. Always a smile, a joke, and always accommodating. There was just a special light in his eyes that made you glad to see him. My sincere condolences to the family for this most difficult loss. Peace and Love.
    Judy Quesinberry
    City Manager’s Office/Retired

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