MR Alan Bellamy, of Cold Harbour Lane, Grantham, has died in Lincoln County Hospital. He was 77.
Born in Melton Mowbray, he was one of 11 children and spent most of his childhood at Tippings Lodge, Croxton Kerrial and attended Bottesford School.
In 1960 he married Ann and they made their home in Grantham. He was father to Stephen and Colin, grandfather to Carly, Ian, Ryan, Jake, Lewis and Sarah and great-grandfather to Polly.
At the age of 16 he joined Chandlers of Grantham, where he served his apprenticeship as a mechanical engineer. Aged 21 he served his National Service, returning to Chandlers aged 23 to continue as an agricultural engineer. He remained there until he was 31. Mr Bellamy then began work at Aveling Barford as a mechanical engineer and remained there for many years, continuing with Wordsworth Holdings, until his retirement. He made some true and loyal friends throughout his working life.
Mr Bellamy was a very keen motorsport fan. In his early days he enjoyed motorcycling and he visited the Isle of Man TT Races on several occasions with his brothers and friends. He was also a keen gardener, enjoying growing his own fruit and vegetables on a nearby allotment.
He and his wife Ann enjoyed ballroom and Latin dancing at the George Croft School of Dancing, where they achieved a high standard of dancing and won many medals over the years they participated. In later life he enjoyed watching and listening to all kinds of sports covered by television and radio.
Robert Holland conducted the funeral service at Grantham Crematorium Chapel.
Family mourners included: Ann Bellamy, Stephen and Kelly Bellamy, Ryan, Jake and Lewis Bellamy, Carly and James McKeown, Colin and Helen Bellamy, Bernard and Joyce Bellamy, Simon and Polly Bellamy, Shaun Bellamy, Michael and Pauline Bellamy, Shirley and Ray Cox, Gemma Wright, Julie O’Neil, Ian and Glenis Bellamy, Philip Brumby, Sarah Brumby, Dave Brumby, Kim Pearson, June Bellamy, David Bellamy, Sharon and Derek Gray, Amanda Hodgkin and Stephen and Lindsey Stonehouse.
Other mourners included: Mavis Glenn, Stephen Glenn, Chris Glenn, Les and Gwen Tate, Mary Smith, Andrew and Linda Kemp, Sheila and Alec Cox, Philip Willows, Mavis and George Johnson, Michael Johnson, George Croft, Betty Rouse, Rose Bellamy, Kirsty Dowsett, Lee Williamson, Rex Pearson, Jo Fisk, Geoff and Polly Claxton, Hazel Peckham, Betty and Les Hodgson, David Lane, Bill Jackson, Rex Wilcock, Pat and John Gascoyne, Jane and Harold Martin, Gill and Kay Harrison, Mr and Mrs J. Lewis, Keith and Teresa Peel, Abbie Williamson, Betty Bellamy, John and Lorraine Loosemore, Doreen and Vic Burgess, Mr V. M. Gill, Andrew Jablonski, Mr D. V. Hammond, Teresa Owen, Tracie Smith, Beryl Bradley, Roger Hays, Anne Ropson, Stephen Brown, Sylvia and Richard Lewis, Vicky and Clint Newton, George Anderson, Yvonne Williamson, Cyril and Brenda Brown, Sue Wood, Mr and Mrs Blakey, Jean and Bernard Maslin, Alan Young, Tim Gadsby, Andrew and Lisa Burgess, Heather Baker and Fred Slater.
Funeral arrangements were by Robert Holland, St Catherine’s Road, Grantham.
Donations were received for Marie Curie Cancer Care nurses.