Mr J. E. Tinkler

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MR John Edward Tinkler (Ted), has died at his home in Stathern. He was 76.

Born at Colston Bassett, he had three brothers and one sister.

He attended school in Stathern.

Mr Tinkler began his working life at Clamp’s Farm. He then worked as a lorry driver.

He was married to Dorothy and they had four children, John, Val, Ann and Gill, followed later by 10 grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Mr Tinkler enjoyed the simple pleasures in life - his garden, animals, especially dogs and particularly corgis. He also enjoyed taking friends’ dogs for a walk.

He liked to watch horse racing on a Saturday afternoon and meeting his friends for a drink on a Sunday lunchtime.

He was an independent man, a real joker and always ready to help other people.

The funeral service was held at St Guthlac’s Church, Stathern, conducted by the Rev Dr Mark Smith. Cremation followed in Grantham.

Pall-bearers were Derek Meadows, Scott Meadows, George Marriott, Mick Smith, Alan Topp and Kevin Beardsley.

Family mourners included: Dorothy Tinkler, John and Pip, Ann and Mick, Alan and Gill, Val and Derek, Scott, Kim, Gemma, Sam, Ellie, Harry, J.B, Evie, Joe, Jack and Reece.

Other mourners included: Dawn (Tinkler) and Jamie Lough, Andy Tinkler, Freda Tinkler, Paul Tinkler, Rachel Rickwood and Amelia, Sue, Sylvia Hardy, Les and Mandy Childs, Herbert and Eileen Plummer, Mr and Mrs R. A. Carter, Mr K. Carter, W. E. Jopling, Margaret Shipman, Brenda Cox, Mr and Mrs J. Flowers, B. H. Marriott, Mr and Mrs G. Marriott, Bingham Lads, Alison Meadows, Jim and Eileen Codrington, Victoria Waldron, Pauline Pickup, Sally Fagan, Keith Partridge, Tony Partridge, Adrian Jury, Janet M. Jopling, Kay Booth, Ann Hicks and David, B. E. Janney, Tony and Julia Buckley, Ray and Joy Portess, Joy Widdowson, Stephen Wilson, David, Rebecca Solway and Michelle Hardy, Elizabeth and Gerry Hourd, Peter and Pansy Hickling, Keith Meadows, Cyril, Janet, Leslie Darby, Win and Peter Hackett, Colin and Nina Clayton, Jenny Wilkinson, Janice Coleman, Ian Exton, Tracey Doubleday, Graham and Frances Crooke, Mr K. L. Walker, Ray Ward, H. Shipman, Matthew Smith, Graham Smith, Ian Shipman, Alec Hubbard, R. Walker, Nick and Jayne and Flynn, Gordon Davis, Helena Pryor, Mary Sherwood, Ann and Steve Barber, Eleanor Saywell, Helen Jackson, Peter and Mary Briant, Mark Freeman, Paul and Denise Course, Alec Coy, Henry and Peggy Coy, Howard Coy, Bert Tinsley, Melanie Stapleford, Yvonne and Eric Sharpe, Gillian and John Deave, Jill Vann, Neil Rawlings, Peter and Katharine Jordan, Beccy Allen and Julie Baker, Erica and Graham Tranfield and Mary Robinson.

Funeral arrangements were by William Roberts and Sons, Devon Lane, Bottesford.

Donations for Long Clawson Medical Practice amount to £400.71 to date.