MR Alan John Burrows, of Carlton Scroop, Grantham, has died in the William Harvey Hospital, Ashford, Kent. He was 81.
Born in Great Ponton, he was brought up by his uncle, William Townsend, and attended the village school in Great Ponton, followed by the Central School.
In 1955 he married Evelyn and the couple lived in Carlton Scroop for 40 years. He was a devoted family man and father of Linda and Peter and grandfather of William, Emma, Joshua, George and Charlie.
After leaving school he served in the Royal Air Force, before returning to Grantham and going into business with his uncle as a painter and decorator.
He also started taking on contract building work and this became the main part of the business. From the early 1970s he began building up his own property portfolio.
The funeral service was held at St Nicholas Church, Carlton Scroop, conducted by the Rev John Cook. Burial followed.
Family mourners included: Evelyn Burrows, Mr and Mrs P. Burrows, Mr and Mrs R. Lukies, William Dean, Emilia Dean, Emma Dean, Joshua, George and Charlie Burrows, Mr and Mrs M. Linde, Mr and Mrs A. Lukies, Mr and Mrs J. Lukies, Andrew Dean, Joan and Ken Bramley, Nadine and Kevin Geraghty, Janet and Derek Steele and Mark and Amanda Steele.
Other mourners included: Peter Manderfield, Elisabeth Naeem, Gordon and Dorothy Brown, Tony and Wendy Snarey, David Arnes, Paul Willoughby, Nicola Swaby, Trevor and Ann Pacey, John Spencer, Michael Taylor, Peter Wallwork, Pam Meadows, Ivan Birch, Denis Oliver, Mr and Mrs Valerio, Jan Howard, Tim and Sue Redmile, Geoff Fell, Janet Lawton, Katherine Tyler, Freda Dixon, Susan Hodgson, Andy Hodgson, Sheila Holland, George and Cherry Dewey, Graham Watkin, Ian Selby, Anita and John Selby, Charles Macmillan and Penny Macmillan, Mr and Mrs Nadin, Tom Selby, Dr Eric Stafford, Michael Stafford, Jacky and Ian Smith, Denise Archer, Eileen Widdowson, Karen Storey, Tracey Duggan, Imogen Phillis, Kishor Darbar, Robert Chatterton, Diana Lee, Frederick Widdowson, Trevor Johnston, Mary Williams, Alison Parker, Tim Wallwork, Peter and Helen Sears, Paula Caunt, Dee Harrison, Chris Harrison, Carole Pulford, Noel Baumber, John Hartwell, Basil Collin, Pepi Halliday, Sue Bowyer, Janice Smith, Esme and John Sutton, Ann O’Riordan, Twiggy, Ola Woods, Paul Dunham, Jean Warr, Philip Dixon, Mary Necklen, Lisa Moth, Lorraine Willoughby, Kate Francis, Henry Brown, David Brown, Julie Wright, Mick Thacker, Patricia Bramley, Dick Parker, Roger and Anne Blakeman, Alan and Margaret Newton, Peter Cochrane, Rachel Lawton, Barry Lawton, Maureen and Ray Durrant, Ernie Crawford, Jack and Brenda Lucas, Rita and Colin Smith, the Rev John Cook, Margaret Cook, Paul Norris, Keith and Gill Corner, Peter and Carol Collin, Andre Finney, Ann Hopkinson, David Hopkinson, Louise Porter, Lynne Broad, Joan Hotchin, Troy Pilgrim, Jerry Pilgrim, Diana Knapper, Chris and Nicola Farmer, Andrew and Jean Smith, Gregory and Micky Bowden, Derek and Beryl Joynes, Sandra Woodhouse, Judy Norden, Mr and Mrs A. Clough, David Williams, Bob and Mary Brownlow, Miss Clegg, Tricia Clegg, David and Janet Wilcock, Joan Lowther, the Christian family, Paul Poddar, Anne Beardmore, Mr and Mrs Spridgens, Jenny Johnson, Fay Brett, Denise Brett, Peter Geeson, Paul Southerington, Twiggy, Alex Hicks, Bridget Hawkinson, Derek Walker, Matthew Walker, Pastor John Ferguson, Mrs Ferguson, Michael Ellison, Frank and Caroline Bennett, Mr and Mrs Whiting, Nina Stevens and Sarah Stevens.
Funeral arrangements were by Robert Holland, St Catherine’s Road, Grantham.
Donations were received for Leicester Hospital Charities and the Seventh-day Adventist Church.