Obituary: Mr T. R. Baker

Mr Baker.

Mr Baker.

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Mr Terence Richard Baker, of South Parade, Grantham, has died in Martin Hall Nursing Home, Martin by Timberland, Lincolnshire. He was 78.

Born in Aisby, the son of Charles and Alice, he was the second eldest of four children.

He married Doris and they had two children, Michael and Trevor. He has two grandchildren, Kerry and Bradley and two great-grandchildren, Shannon and Lucie.

After his National Service, his main job was as a draughtsman at Barpak, where he completed over 20 years service.

Mr Baker was a keen gardener and pigeon fancier. He also loved football and he had played, captained and managed Ropsley Football Club. A big Nottingham Forest fan, he attended many games and followed them on European campaigns. In his later years Mr Baker loved watching his grandson, Bradley, play football.

The Rev Nicky Marshall conducted the funeral service at St John’s Church, Spitalgate, Grantham. Cremation followed.

Family mourners included: Doris Baker, Michael and Hayley, Michelle and Bradley, Margaret, Pat and Paul, Pop and Pat.

Other mourners included: Mr and Mrs A. Maples, Martin and Marie Watson, June and Paddy Rigby, D. Dennis, Alan Fisher, Tony Lemmon, Sheila Coleman, Janet Orrey, David Maples, Sabrina Simpson, Sean Simpson, Kevin Bond, Mark Mapletoft, Brian Plant, Melvyn Taylor, Vivien Charlesworth, Sharon Russell, Monica Johnson, Jayne Lewis, Marion Haas, Carole Lane, Drew Lane, Barry Lane, Pete Ballaam, Ian Hemming, Alfie Parker, Jim Ablitt, Peter Cox, Dave Curtis, Kate and Paul Lamyman, Colin and Mabel Lane, John and Ann Billing, Jean and David Newcombe, Alec and Sheila Cox, Mrs Exton, Mrs Betty Summersby, Lance Gilbert, Chris Lockton, Barry Grundy, Mrs D. Cobb, Barbara Topham, Graham Price, Joyce Peel, Mr and Mrs Redley, Mrs Franklin, Geoff Corton, Ken and Jean Logsdon, Terry Baines, Peter Harby, Annette Harby, Terence Wells, David Buxton, Mark Baker, Mr and Mrs Taylor, Roy Hempsall, Jay Watson, Beryl Watson, Paul Robinson, Tony Balfe, Gill Lenton, Mark and Sandra Toulmin-Rothe, Keith Meadows, Colin and Shirley Hammond, Anita Yeats, Mr and Mrs Watkins, Tony Brown, Mr Bristow, Mrs Bristow, Ms Chambers, John Plummer, Andrew and Pam Watson, Keith Paddock, Julia Paddock and Craig Pulfrey.

Funeral arrangements were by Robert Holland, St Catherine’s Road, Grantham.

Donations were received for St Barnabas Hospice.