Mr D. J. Beck

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MR Darrel James Beck, of Long Street, Great Gonerby, has died in Pilgrim Hospital, Boston. He was 61.

Born in Grantham in January 1951, he was the son of the late Jim and Ada Beck.

He was the loving partner of Bridget, devoted dad to Sally and Tracey and a wonderful grandad to Stacey.

He was brother to Terry, Rodney, Kevin, Peter and Jennifer, father-in-law to Colin and Keith and brother-in-law to Neville, Maggie, Margaret, Glynis and Susan.

Mr Beck was educated at St Hugh’s Secondary Modern School.

He started work at Aveling Barford, where he served his apprenticeship as a welder, and he worked there for many years. He had also worked for other companies including Walkers Steel, CMTC, Bell and Webster and Armstrong and Holmes.

His interests included all sport, especially golf and football. He also loved to spend time at his caravan on the East Coast.

Robert Holland conducted the funeral service at St Sebastian’s Church, Great Gonerby. Burial followed in Hill Top Cemetery, Great Gonerby.

Family mourners included: Bridget, Sally and Tracey, Stacey, Terry, Rodney, Kevin, Colin, Neville, Maggie, Susan, Nicola Beck, Michael Beck, Carrie Beck, Ian Beck, Tracy Bryan, Louise Lowe, Aaron Pigott, Diane Beck and Emma Beck.

Other mourners included: John and Zenda Dempster, Min Shingler, Derrick Chambers, Dave Curtis, Chris Armstrong, Linda Skinner, Pat Vintner, Jane Jones, Chris Cranfield, Mick Smith, John Henson, Philip Squires, Jim Mason, Mr E. Tyler, Gerald Saddington, John Auckland, Claire Parker, Mick Durkin, Les Hill, Ricky Kershaw, Pat Kilgallon, Sue Woods, Neil Coates, Clare Streets, Colin and Pamela Weston, George Ford, Roy Botherway, Russell Clements, Matthew Price, Graham Wilson, Ken Jameson, Rob Jameson, Mark and Angie Wilson, Colin Sneasby, Stu Wilson, Tony Joyce, Jean Hall, John Hall, Marie Baxter, Bill Gent, Royston Kilgallon, Tracy and John Fowler, Stephen Kilgallon, Shane Allen, Vivienne Smith, Andy Bond, Ian Makevit, Eric Pashley, Martin Proctor, Martin Newcombe, Richard Guest, Capt and Mrs Oliver Lynch, Trevor Lappage, Margaret Procter, Phil Edwards, David Procter, Mr P. Jones, Mr and Mrs C. Doughty, Clive Atter, Colin Pulford and J. Husband.

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

Donations were received for Cancer Research UK.