Mr Charles Stanley Faulks, known as Stanley, late of Harby, died in Nottingham City Hospital on June 19 aged 84.
He was born at Colston Bassett, the second of four children at his parents’ and grandparents’ farm.
After attending the village school, he moved to Hose to live with his aunt while he attended school at Melton Mowbray.
He worked with his brother Alfred on the dairy farm before working as a farming contractor in his late 40s.
During this time he moved to Harby and continued to work in and around the Vale of Belvoir until he was in his early 80s.
He loved country pursuits, following the hunt, and attending farm sales, local shows and Melton cattle market.
He also enjoyed driving around the countryside, visiting Norfolk and his niece in Caistor, Lincolnshire. He also enjoyed spending time with his wider family and days out with his sister, Peggy.
The funeral service took place at St John the Divine Church, Colston Bassett, followed by burial in St Mary’s Churchyard, Colston Bassett. The service conducted by the Rev Bronwen Gamble.
Family mourners included: Margaret Mettam, Jacqui Shepherd, Nicholas Mettam, Alison Yaxley, Tracy Mettam, Gillian Faulks, Tina Lidamore.
Other mourners included: Pam Faulks, Richard Faulks, Jill Faulks, Diana Faulks, Mick Faulks, Christine Lineker, Jessica Faulks, Billy and Amanda Kevan, David Groves, Margaret Palmer, Beryl Crabtree, Chris Marston, David Marston, Sheila Trafford, Joyce Gray, John and Celia Wallwin, Bunty and John Fletcher, William Handbury, Tony Makin, Mr and Mrs M Scarborough, Eileen and David Fowler, Don and Betty Yaxley, Sandra Payne, Val Newton, Maureen Sharpe, Charles Newton, Michael and Elaine Stokes, David Maclaren, Gill Cross, Maggie Mould, Evelyn Wagstaff, Janet Singleton.
Funeral arrangements were by William Roberts & Sons, Bottesford.
Donations for Cancer Research amounted to £184.