The funeral service for Royce Louth of Coronation Road, Corby Glen, took place at Grantham Crematorium. The Rev Ian Williams officiated and Charles Louth read the lesson.
Royce died unexpectedly at Grantham Hospital after a short illness. He was 79.
He was the son of William and Annie Louth and was a lifetime resident of Corby Glen. He was married to Norah for 49 years and they spent the whole of their married life in the same house.
On leaving school he did farm work before completing National Service. He then worked on the Ironstone drilling rigs, particularly in Exton Park and that area, before moving on to Fiat Allis at Essendine and then, until his retirement, at Christian Salvesen at Easton Cold Store.
His interests included bowling, gardening and holidays when he and Norah would take nieces and nephews for beach holidays all around the country. Latterly, Royce and Norah have enjoyed coach holidays both in the UK and on the Continent.
Donations in Royce’s memory, amounting to almost £500, were collected for the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance.
Family mourners included: Norah Louth, Ruth Ward, Jean Cowperthwait, Charles and Margaret Louth, Amy Louth, Adam Dewhurst, Margaret and Charlie Thorley, Bob and Iris Brittain, Charlotte Ward, Toni, Kevin and Richard Reader, Dawn Cowperthwait and Tom, Adrian and Valerie Louth, Samantha Austin, Kevin, Sue and Kimberley Challen.
Sympathisers included: William Dotson, Graham and Anne Musson, Bill Meads, Judith Gardner, Freda and David Schofield, Michael and Margaret Lyon (representing Vikki and Claire Lyon), John and Celia Pearson, Doris Bee, Judith Joyce and family (Vera Middleton), Colleen and Trevor Pell (Freda Louth, J and M Goodacre, John and Nancy Simpson), L Clayton, M Clayton, R Lyon, John and Jackie Gregory, Andrea Kiely, L Johnson, Anne and Tony Collins, David and Helen Porter, Bryan and Christine Grantham (CG Horticultural Society, E Houghton), Ray and Pegg Taylor (Jane Hicks, Margaret Durno), Maurice and Joan Vinter, Christine Williams, Desmond Adcock, Eileen Whitmarsh, John Joyce, Kathleen Ceney, Brian Walsingham (Jill), Audrey Lamming, Peter and Sheila Footitt, John and Sue Dawson.