Obituary: Mr F. L. Lyon

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Mr Francis Leslie Lyon, of Corby Glen, has died at home. He was 86.

He was the son of the late Cecil and Minnie Lyon.

He leaves his wife, Joan, and three children, Michael, Rosemary and Richard.

Educated at Corby Glen School, he later became a motor mechanic and during his career he had worked at Aveling Barford in Grantham, Fox Garage on the A1, Tuck Brothers in Bourne, and Blackstones in Stamford.

Mr Lyon had been a retained fireman for 29 years and had received the Fire Brigade Long Service Award.

After his retirement he became caretaker of the Ron Dawson Memorial Hall in Corby Glen.

He was a keen gardener.

The funeral service was held at Grantham Crematorium Chapel, conducted by the Rev Ian Williams. A guard of honour was formed by crew from Grantham Fire and Rescue.

Family mourners included: Joan Lyon, Michael and Margaret Lyon, Rosemary Lyon and Neil Gregory, Richard and Ingrid Lyon, Vikki Lyon, Claire Lyon and Andy Pattinson, Mark Lyon, Paul and Sarah Lyon, David Lyon, Becky and James Urquhart, Russell Lee, Richard Taylor and Maggie Donnelly, Robert Taylor, Kathleen and Paul Lyon, Derek and Bet Scotchmer, Nicky Hawkins, Barry and Elizabeth Parsons.

Other mourners included: Nick Davis (Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue), Bryan Lynch (Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue, Corby Glen), Ben Selby (Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue), Andy Harwood, Tim Harwood, Helen and David Porter, David Fowler and Angela and Michael Atherton (all ex Corby Glen firefighters), Jill and Brian Walsingham (Corby Glen firefighter), Anthony Mahone, Anne and Graham Musson, Malc and Jackie Bowden, Sheila and Peter Footitt, Mr and Mrs Manterfield, Brian and Sandra Johnson, Mr and Mrs B. Boyfield, Tom and Lesley Selby, Mrs M. Selby, Jackie and John Gregory, Larry Clayton, Terry Clayton, Pat and John Schorah, Jo Baines, A. Houghton, Daphne and Gareth Thomas, Dr Ann Surtees, Dr Sandy Surtees, Patricia and Peter Reichelt, David Washington, Josie Washington, Lee Washington, Geoff and Mary Ward, Helen Ward, John Dawson, Richard Allitt, Ernie Davey, Chris and Dennis Pridmore, Royce and Norah Louth, Sue Woodman, Carol Tointon, Nev Tointon, Mike and Rita Bremner, Mr G. W. Meads and Mrs J. Meads.

Funeral arrangements were by E. Walsingham and Son, Funeral Directors, 8 Church Street, Corby Glen.

Donations were received for the Market Cross Surgery, Corby Glen, and the firefighters’ charities.