KEITH Crowther, of Hillfield Cottage, Hambleton, died at Leicester General Hospital, aged 79.
A retired storeman at RAF Cottesmore, he was the son of the late Wilfred and Edith Crowther.
His hobbies included gardening, bowls, horse racing and fly fishing.
He leaves his children Rod, Kevin, Sandra, Richard and Ian Crowther.
The Rev Brian Nicholls officiated at the funeral service at Hambleton Church, Rutland, cremation at Marholm followed.
Family mourners included: Margaret Harker (sister), Rod Crowther, Chloe Crowther, Kevin and Ann Crowther, Kerry Crowther, Sandra Crother, Ian and Sharon Crowther, David and Helen Cockerill, Paul and Kate Cockerill.
Sympathisers included: Susie Gibbeson (representing Bill Gibbeson), Sandra Martin (family, Gwen Clements, Carol and Jeff Bedford), Samantha, Timothy and Matthew Crowther, Mrs Tibbert (Mrs A Mathers, Mr R Crowther, Toff Crowther), Miranda Hall (PCC Hambleton), Sheila Hoare, Katie Salmon (Patsy Clapperton), Liz Tyler (Margaret Tyler), Martin and Julie Hearth (Rod and Cath Humphrey),