Retired refuse foreman, Edmund Harvey, of Elm Close, Oakham, died at his home aged 79.
Son of Elsie and Nicholas Harvey, he was educated at Oakham Central School and before retirement worked for Rutland District Council.
His interests included Border canaries, fishing and gardening.
He leaves his widow Jean and sons Steven, Craig, Paul and David.
The funeral service took place at Marholm Crematorium, Mark Oxley officiating.
Mourners included: Steven, Jeannie, Craig, Jill, Paul, Julie, David, Sally (sons and daughter-in-law), grandchildren - Christopher and wife Becca, Stefan, Harriette and Eliotte; John, Monica and Marcus, Peter, Richard and Nicholas, Devi and Sam, Sue and Peter Smith, Eric and Alison Bussingham, Lucy Rogers, Michelle Rawlings, Chris Went, Lee and Melanie Woods, Sue and Bernard West, Sylvia and Aubrey Minkley, Len and Anne Walker, Phil McDonell.