Mr F. Smith

Obit - SMITH.
Obit - SMITH.
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MR Frank Smith, of Newton House Care Home, Grantham, has died there. He was 97.

Born in Grantham, he was the youngest of nine children and is predeceased by his siblings.

He was married to Violet, who died in 1975 aged 57. They had four daughters Janet, Ann, Judy and Maureen. He also leaves 10 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

For most of his working life he was employed at Aveling Barford. During the Second World War he was in a reserved occupation so was in the National Fire Service and was sent to Coventry to help out during the bombing of the city.

Mr Smith enjoyed watching television, horse racing and football. In his younger years he enjoyed gardening and had an allotment.

Robert Holland conducted the funeral service at Grantham Crematorium Chapel.

Family mourners included: Janet and Barrie Cox, Ann Tinkler, Judy and David Maltby and Maureen and Barry Adams.

Other mourners included: Susan and Roger Marjoram, Debbie and Nick Cox, Lauren Cox, Philip Tee, Ann Britton, Mrs S. Pular, Joanne Pritchard, Rachael and Michael Maltby, Sean Murphy, Lisa Murphy, Evie and Billy Murphy, Ian Cox, Stephen Cox, Claire Cox, Abi Cox, Jacob Cox, Liam Bainbridge, Robert Rutt, Margaret Rutt, Jan and Don Tinkler, Riky, Hannah and Tina, Betty Thomson, Sue Clarke, William Platts, Mr and Mrs Johnstone, Betty and Ray Smith, Eileen Wallis, Dawn Adams, Jason Harrison, Tony Winfield, Fred and George Bower, Pauline Gibbs, Sarah Knight, Adie Cox, Neil Tinkler, Debbie Tinkler, Rachael Tinkler, Judy Newcombe, Adam Tinkler, Karen Kitchen, Patricia Johnson, Martin Johnson, Diane and Robert Edwards and Susannah and Paul Cox.

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

Donations for the Watergate Unit at Newton House amount to £297.52 to date.