THE funeral service for Alfred Wells, of Dovecote Estate, Rippingale, took place at St Andrew’s Church, Dowsby, Anna Sorenson officiating. Mrs Hill was organist.
Mr Wells died at Peterborough City Hospital, aged 82.
Son of William and Annie Wells, he was educated at Bourne Abbey Road School, and worked as a general labourer for the electricity board.
He served with the Army in the Royal Leicestershire Regiment, reaching the rank of sergeant.
He was a keen follower of many sports, including snooker, cricket, football and boxing and also enjoyed gardening and fishing.
During his Army career his sporting activities included boxing, water polo, cross country and swimming.
Bereaved are his widow Joan, daughters Ann, Jane and Jackie and son Paul.
Family mourners included: Joan Wells (widow), Ann Wells, Mickey Wildmore, Jane Wells, Jackie and Mick Anderson, Paul and Samantha Wells, Tara and Olly Proctor, Alan Cliffe, Gary Gray.
Sympathisers included: Shirley Dawson (representing Glenn, Lucie, Debbie, David and Rachael), Scott Dawson, Fiona Scotney, Sue Atkinson (Eben and family), Andrew, Sally and Shane Flatters (Mark), Mr and Mrs Suddaby, Hilary and Frank Pell (Audrey and Nobby Gray, Marjorie McDonald), Mr and Mrs G Gray (Karl and Stacey Gray), Jenny and Roy Coley (Sezanne, Speyer and Parkside Spalding Tenants), Diane Thurston (Peter and Tom), Florrie Clark, Mrs R Doncaster, Pat Taylor (Gordon and Lorraine and family), Eileen Bampon (Norman Hildred), John Todd (Ivy), Tracey Ritcher Clingo, Iris Clark (Richard), Jackie Clark and family, Ian, Valerie, Lucy Cooke, Helen Brewster, Paul Luckett, Michael Wade (Chris and Cherry), Amanda Stubley (Andy Stubley), Sid Allsopp, Stuart Spizer-Burr (family), Mr and Mrs L Spizer, Alan Todd, Sean and Robert Todd, Mrs Gillian Smith, Mr Roy Newsome, Mr and Mrs R Bradford (family), Mr and Mrs J Twell, Geoff, Liz, Macauley and Hayden Flatters, Eric and Maxine Jessop and family, Norman and Kathleen Christian (family), Bill and Marilyn Todd (Cheryl and Fiona King), Peter Newcomb (Sandra, Jamie, Matthew and Shaun Newcomb), Mary Pullen, Mark Pullen (David Pullen), Shirley Temple, Robert Temple, Jackie Carvath (Shaun Stubley), Sheila Stubley, Mr and Mrs P Carvath (Mrs Pauline Lea), Joanne and Samantha Carvath, Mrs Jill Gray, Susan and David Thorpe, John Cobbley (family), Mark Anderson (Jacqui and family), Charlotte Deprez, Sandra and Steve Wildmore, David and Shona Wildmore.