THE funeral service for George Crampton, 82, of Cresswell Drive, Cottesmore, took place at St Mary the Virgin Church, Greetham, Diane Creasey officiating. Interment in the churchyard followed. Donations were shared between DLRAA (air ambulance) and the British Heart Foundation.
He was the son of Ernest and Julie Crampton, and was educated at Greetham School and Cottesmore Central School.
Mr Crampton worked as a lorry driver for RAF Cottesmore; Charlie Turner and Bullimores.
He served his National Service as a supervisor at the docks and railway sidings and spent time in Germany.
A churchwarden and bell ringer, he also loved cars. When he was younger he played football and was a keen Arsenal supporter. Later in years he enjoyed his garden and growing flowers.
Bereaved are his daughter Patricia and son Mark.
Family mourners included: Pat and Peter Jibb, Richard Jibb, Mark and Lisa Crampton, Alison and Tom Mytton (representing Ellie May Mytton), Robert Jibb, Mrs Deana Kettle (Gladys Crampton), Barry and Jackie Marriott.
Sympathisers included: Mr and Mrs Coggan, Mrs Anne Bland (Andrew and family), Yvonne Shewring, Mrs Marion Sharpe, Andrew Sharpe, Mrs B Walker (Mr and Mrs T Harrison), Mr and Mrs R Walker, Mr Andrew and Louise Smith (Emily and Daniel Smith, Viv Butcher), John and Ann Childs, Jan Whittaker (Donna Irvine, Rutland Social Services), Nora Wallace, Katie Coupland and girls, Mrs Carol Stafford, Stephen and Barbara Hodges, Keith and Veronica Wand, Darren Harbour, Sheila Sands, Matthew Harbour, Simon Harbour, Margaret Croson (Malcolm and Donna), Peggie Butcher and family (Ann and Trevor Wild), Margaret and Sid Dalby, Maurice Rippin (Jane Rippin, Shirley Bentley, David Bentley), Heather Young (Win and family).