Mr George Herbert Tinkley has died in the Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham. He was 85.
Mr Tinkley was born in Redmile, one of eight children.
He attended school in both Redmile and Bottesford.
After school he began working for a local farmer, Douglas Hempshall. Mr Tinkley became a lorry driver and worked for Belvoir Grass Driers. He later worked for Kontak in Grantham until being made redundant at the age of 62.
He met and later married Margaret and they had a daughter, Jennifer. Sadly his wife died aged 57.
Mr Tinkley and family enjoyed holidays in Sutton on Sea and later travelled to Malta with his daughter and family.
He enjoyed spending time with his grandsons, John and Mark, gardening on his allotment and playing dominoes in Barkestone le Vale.
Later in life he became close to Freda and they went on holidays together, later sharing a home and moving to Bottesford in 1999. They enjoyed dancing lessons and attending local whist drives.
Mr Tinkley later moved to Aslockton Hall Nursing Home, Aslockton, Nottinghamshire.
The funeral service was held at St Peter’s Church, Redmile, Conducted by Judith Wells. Burial followed in the churchyard.
Family mourners included: Jennifer and Ken Oakes, John Oakes and Wendy, Mark and Laura Oakes, Sheila Sharp, Sally Sharp, Jacky Sharp, Freda Stanley, Rosemary and Bruce Baxter, Rodney Stanley, Dennis Stanley and Kim Greene, and Rebecca and Stuart Clarke.
Other mourners included: Kenneth Brammer, P. Widger, Mary Morley, Muriel Cooke, Kirsten Hughes, Tanya Mackley, Mr D. Welbourn, Mr P. Moulds, Mrs C. Minter, Brenda Bailey, Rita Oates, Monica Bonser, Elaine Rawlins, Joyce Rawlins, E. Joan Dakin, Claude and Margaret Watchorn, David Dobney, John Wright, Derek Barrand, and Pat Newcombe.
Funeral arrangements were by William Roberts and Sons, Devon Lane, Bottesford.
Donations for Diabetes UK amount to £107.81 to date.