MR Stanley Walter Clark, of Highfields, Barrowby, has died in Lincoln County Hospital. He was 78.
Mr Clark was born in Willesden, London. During the war he was evacuated to Weston Super Mare and later moved with his family to Lincolnshire, settling in the Allington/Marston area. He attended Central School, Grantham, and when the Foreign Office sent his father to Germany he went to the British School in Wilhelmshaven.
In 1959 he married Moira. The couple did not have children but were devoted to their family of brother and sisters, nephews and neices.
After leaving school, Stan worked for George Wade, of Foston, and then joined the army for nine years, serving in the Royal Mechanical and Electrical Engineers. He was posted to Korea and Egypt. His last posting was to the Army Apprentices College in Berkshire, teaching apprentices to drive. When he left the Army he continued driving instruction with BSM and moved to their training school in Putney, London. In 1966 he started training as a Registered Mental Nurse and after 27 years retired to Lincolnshire where they lived happily for 17 years in Barrowby.
Mr Clark was an avid sportsman and played as goalkeeper (he was an Arsenal fan). He enjoyed squash, cycling, rugby league and green bowls. He learned to play the accordion and keyboard and started to compose his own music. He also enjoyed dancing, socialising and easy listening music.
The service was held at Grantham Crematorium, conducted by Robert Holland.
Family mourners included Moira Clark, Mr and Mrs B. Speed, Mrs L. Pellowe, Clare Thompson, Chris Thompson and Michelle Richards, Mr and Mrs M Berend, Nick Speed, Janice and Eric Davies, Mrs Helen Lloyd, Edwin Clark and Christine Clark, Elliott Clark, Godfrey Brown, Suzanne Lluch, Chris Brown, Pauline McGeown, Alice Betts, Nichola Bristow.
Other mourners included Alma and Joe McCarthy, Keith and Jill Harrison, Eileen Eggleston, Suzy Lee, Morgan Lee, Alan and Mary Tivey, Jacqueline Featherstone, Andrew Hardy, Gill Stanton, Marilyn and Ted Loynes, Jan and John Orrey, Chris Curtis, Sandra and David Burnett, Terry Boyle, Sheila Rogers, Anne Burton, Mr and Mrs Cullen, Shirley Dring, Brenda Wright, Rob and Chris Miller, Ann Parsons, Mr A. Cottrell, Mrs Paine, Mrs S. Edwards, David Costello, Michelle Richards, Steve Muxlow.
Funeral arrangements were by Robert Holland, St Catherine’s Road, Grantham.
Donations were received for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.