MR George Victor Leverett, of Chelmsford Drive, Grantham, has died at home. He was 80.
Born in Peterborough, he moved to Grantham at the age of four with his parents, Vic and May, and older siblings.
He leaves Shirley, his wife of 53 years, having married in 1958 and made their home in Grantham. He was father to Susan, David and Sally, grandfather to Mark, Jenny, Alistair, Duncan and Pauline and father-in-law to Dave and Kim.
After leaving Grantham Boys’ Central School, he completed his apprenticeship with Aveling Barford, before entering into the Royal Air Force at the age of 21. He served for four years and spent two-and-a-half years serving at RAF Fayid in Egypt.
In 1955 he returned to Aveling Barford for a further 32 years. He spent the last seven years of his working life very happily as caretaker at St Mary’s Catholic School, Grantham.
Mr Leverett was a passionate sportsman and took part in many sports. Football was his first love and one at which he excelled, and through which he made many friends playing for local teams, in particular Grantham St John’s. He also played for the station team at RAF Fayid, travelling throughout Egypt, Malta and Cyprus to compete.
In later life he enjoyed art, Scrabble and indoor and outdoor bowls, where he also made many friends.
The funeral service was held at St Wulfram’s Church, Grantham, conducted by the Rev June Rowland, followed by cremation at Grantham Crematorium.
Family mourners included: Shirley Leverett, Susan and David Bundy, David and Kim Leverett, Sally Leverett, Mark and Pauline Bundy, Jenny Bundy, Alistair Leverett, Duncan Leverett, Joyce Leverett, Richard and Pam Leverett, Peter Boizot, Wendy Allen, Doreen Hitchborn, Beryl Leverett, Francis and Gloria Leverett, Steven and Heather Leverett, Michael Leverett, Mark Leverett, Peter and Caroline Leverett, Joy Jones, Jenny and Neil Wells, Elaine and Roland Gosbee, Mary Cooke, Joan and John Verdon, David and Jenny Quincey, Keith and Susan Jones, Andrew and Jane Jones, Steven Jones, Joyce Bundy and George Hammond.
Other mourners included: Jane Brisco, Jean Topps, Anne Slater, Amanda Sharpe, Rita Baxter, Elizabeth Udo, John Ramsden, Pam and Dennis Gibson, Mavis and Chris Palmer, Doreen Fardell, Mrs H. Whatley, Mrs B. Patten, Chris and Dennis Pridmore, Jenny Twycross, Mrs M. Ellis, Audrey Guy, Jill Hallam, Rex Pearson, Di Woods, Mr J. Lewis, Ken Logsdon, Allan Newton, Tony Hook, Brigadier Wulfram Forsythe Yorke, Mrs M. Forsythe Yorke, Mrs J. Green, Dennis Morgan, John and Audrey Little, Mrs P. Palmer, Mr R. Brazil, Beryl Hutchinson, Anthony Gostick, John Morris, Pat Bird, Joe and Barbara Kime, Terry and Chris Bond, Mrs M. Goodchild, Mr and Mrs D. Rear, Roy and Rosalind Anderson, Jean Woods, Paul Schofield, Julia Schofield, Mrs R. Pacey, Maureen and Geoff Caunt, Peter and Mary Cooper, Barbara and Roy Smith, Helen Orbell, Janet Saunders, Sandra Armstrong, Bill Gent, Mr and Mrs B. Crunkhorn, Jane Lyon, Pete and Shirley Dowson, David Valerio, Joe and Margaret Dodwell, Mr and Mrs D. Cook, Bette Whittle, Norman Baxter, Rosemary Caunt, Judith Mik, Nancy Drought, Rosemary and Graham Walker, Sheila Finch, Karen Shelbourn and Sally Smith.
Funeral arrangements were by Robert Holland, St Catherine’s Road, Grantham.
Donations were received for Marie Curie Nursing and St Barnabas Hospice, Grantham.