He graduated high school at Central High in Little Rock.
Lawrence and his wife moved to Hot Springs in 2006. He was born on January 1, 1924 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas to the late Dewey Edward Allen, Sr. His birth mother died when Dewey was very young, and he was reared by his step-mother, Margaret Laxton Allen.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Hot Springs, and attended the Scouting the Divine Sunday School Class. His survivors include his wife Elizabeth Ann Fuhrman Alderman to whom he was married on January 29, 1967; his children, Louis Alderman (Cassie) of Bryant, Arkansas, and Simon Alderman (Cynthia) of Thomasville, North Carolina; two grandchildren, Zane Clayton Alderman and Rebekah Smith; a sister, Carrie June Harper of Monette, Arkansas; sisters-in-law, Raquel Alderman, Lillie Fuhrman and Betty Fuhrman; brothers-in-law, Larry Fuhrman (Correne), Leland Fuhrman (Marian), and Gary Fuhrman (Sue), and a host of nieces and nephews. Dewey joined the Army Air Corps in 1942 and, after training, flew on a B-17 bomber for combat duty over Italy. Dewey was awarded eight medals for his service in World War 2.
An avid hunter and fisherman, he also loved to play golf, and was a member of the Silver Springs Country Club in Benton. Mike was a Saline County Constable from 2008-2010, and was an honorary deputy sheriff for Saline County.
He was a member of United Missionary Baptist Church in Benton.
At her request, her body was cremated and there will be no services. Lawrence Clayton Alderman, age 71 of Hot Springs, died Monday, May 2, 2016 in Mabelvale, Arkansas.