Ron Hallam, of Parkfield Road, Ryhall, died at John Van Geest Nursing Home, Stamford, aged 82.
The funeral service took place at Marholm Crematorium the Rev Patrick McKee officiating.
Born in Ryhall to Clara and Walter Hallam, he was educated at Ryhall Primary and Casterton Schools.
On leaving school he worked on a farm in Essendine for Bay Parkinson and later for H E Parkinson as a shepherd until he retired.
He married Thelma in 1954 and they went on to have four children.Ron was an outdoor person who liked nature and wildlife, and loved his working border collie Ben, who retired with him.
In latter days he loved nothing more than having his family around him, in particular his seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
He leaves his widow Thelma and children Garry, Jasmine, David and James.
Family mourners included: Thelma Hallam (widow), Garry and Angela Hallam, Jasmine and Josh Sorbi, David and Christine Hallam, James and Sue Hallam, Joelene Sorbi and Sean Laurence (representing Harriet), Juliette and James Taylor (Sophie and Charlie), Richard Sorbi, Abi Tyler, Ashley Hallam, Becki Procter, Jonelle Hallam, Rob Telfer, Zoe Hallam (Steven Hall), Katie Hallam, James Cuccio, Wendy and Bill Brader, Paul Hallam, Pam and Ted Baker, Ian and Nina Hare, Eily and Noel Marshall, Pauline and Allister Marshall (Doris Thompson), Neil and Julian Marshall (families), Vera and Ray Allen (Brian Barnes), Clare , Tara and Sam (families), Colin , Malvyn and Carl Brader, Karen Newland, John Sentence, Kylie , Tracey and Mark Newland,
Ian Steele (Susan Steele), Francis Steele (Ros Whittome and family), Monty and June Burton.
Sympathisers included: Sandra and Peter Wilson (Wink Wakefield), Charlotte Wilson (Tom Wilson), Marzie Crane, Ann Fenn,
Nigel and Janet Aitken, Christine Van Geersdael (Julian, Laura and Alice), Nicki Smith, Steve Jessop, Lyn and David Lynas,
Robert and Monica Lynas, Diana and Eugene Kidd (Barbara Haynes), Paul Chappell, Herbert and Elizabeth Parkinson (Janet and Alec Bradley), Richard Parkinson (Katy, Charles and Connie), Mr T Curtis (Mrs A Curtis), Graham and Ann Smith and Simon,
Jim Hollingworth, Brian and Wendy Burkitt, Anthony Carr, Sharon and Declan (Carr family), Kath Hughes (Mr and Mrs Stainsby),
Don and Jane Sismore (family), Ray and Jean Williams (Eileen Pattinson, Wally Eckworth), Ellen and Dereck Thorold, Chris and Liz Thorold (Isobel and Kiera Thorold, Julian and Nicola Laybourn), Joan and Gary Dale (Lee, Adam ,Nicola, Charlotte), Rose Busby (family), Roseann Wright (Peter Wright), Pat and John Bothamley (Nancy), Gladys Charity (family), Anne and David Harrison,
Jayne Brandrick (Malcolm and Leanne Brandrick, Richard and Hindmarch family), Julie Maltby (Steve and Becky, Kevin and Pam Boor , Wyn Peck, Stella and John Smith), Patrick and Rachel Harris, Sylvia Rawlings (family), Martin and Claire Tabram, Ralph Tabram, Margaret Atkin, Lorna Thorley, Peter and Eileen Couzens, Mr and Mrs W Bagley (family), Mr and Mrs P Almond, Mr and Mrs T Martin, P Mears, Gordon and Maureen Matthews, Mr and Mrs N Clipson, Dave and Miranda Amies, Wal, Sue Alice and Grace Carpenter, Brenda and Chalky White (Mark White, Francis Court), Rosemary Krezwell and family (Ann Norris, Susan Alexander), Leonora Walton (family), Martyn Couzens (Carol, Emma and Mathew), F Alexander (Rodger and Mary Birch), Shaun Alexander (Rosemary Alexander), Bernard Couzens (families), Bruce Couzens (family), Geoff Bull, Victor Mapletoft (Sandra) .