SYDNEY Sharp, of Willow Road, Stamford died at Kettering General Hospital, aged 74.
He was the son of the late Robert and Charlotte Sharp and was educated in Louth, Lincolnshire. During his National Service he met his future wife, Esther, while stationed at Barnard Castle.
They later married and settled in Finkey Street, Oakham, where Sydney worked for several years on Bally’s farm, until he became a bus driver for Bartons Buses.
Later he joined Wilkinsons T ransport, who later changed their name to Federal Express.
Following this he worked for Burley Appliances for a few years until joining Genco Generators.
He continued working there until retirement at the age of 63, due to ill health.
His hobbies and interests included gardening, fishing, woodwork and going to classic car and agricultural shows.
He also enjoyed holidays with his family and friends.
Sydney was a loyal and devoted husband to Esther and also loving father to Philip, Paul, Marina and Mathew, grandfather to Kevin, Leanne, Michael, Adam, Robert, Nathan, Ben and Ryan and great grandfather to Savannah, Freya and Jayden.
The funeral service took place at Stamford Cemetery Chapel.
Family mourners included: Esther Sharp (widow), Philip Sharp, Paul and Julie Sharp, Marina and Keith Sisask, Mathew and Louise Sharp, Kevin Sharp, Leanne Sharp, Michael Sisask, Adam Sisask, Robert Sisask, Nathan Sharp and Charday, Ben Sharp and Emma, Ryan Sharp, Betty and Les Snook, Arthur Sharp, Roy Sharp and family, Jonathan Snook, Paul and Helen Knight, Julie, Steve and Chantelle, Amanda, Nicholas Sharp, Heather Clark (representing Jean Hammond), Anthony Sharp (Gordon and Kulviir Sharp), Christine Sharp (Sharon and Steve Water), Elizabeth Yare, Mandy Snook (Victor Snook).
Sympathisers included: June Walker and family, Stephen Bailey (Stephen and Susan Wade and family), Pat and Dennis Flynn, Gary and Karen Berridge (family), John and Jackie Gregory (family), Trudy Smith and family (David and Richard Walker and families), Maureen Stafford, David and Shirley Miller, Carolyn Sisask (Kevin Sisask), Mrs J Tilley and family.