Mr W. D. Peasgood

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MR William Dennis Peasgood, of South Witham, has died in Peterborough City Hospital. He was 83.

Mr Peasgood was the youngest of nine children. He was married to Gwen for 51 years and was dad to Helen, Andrew and Michael, grandad to Becky, Mel, Sophie, Ella, William and Abigale and great-grandad to Tylor.

He lived in South Witham all his life, working at Craven Bakery, then in the shop. He bought the shop inn 1971 and retired in 1992, living across the road until his death.

Mr Peasgood played cricket, football, badminton and tennis in his younger days.

He was a member of the parish council and he took on the role of Father Christmas for the village hall, playschool and village school. He loved doing jigsaw puzzles.

Mr Peasgood carried out grass cutting for the church and local pensioners. He also made bird tables, trellises and many other things.

He will be sadly missed in the village as he always had a good word for everyone.

The Rev Tom Broadbent conducted the funeral service at St John the Baptist Church, South Witham. Burial followed in South Witham cemetery.

Family mourners included: Gwen Peasgood, Andrew Peasgood, Helen Yates and Paul, Michael and Claire Peasgood, Becky, Mel and Sophie Yates, Matt Clarke, Tylor Duke, Phebe and Richard Stace and Joe Peasgood.

Other mourners included: Brenda and Tom Wake, Martin and Shirley Wilkins, Carole Knight, Mr and Mrs Strutt, Mrs Bennett, Barry Briggs, Gwen Briggs, Linda Smith, Ian Smith, Julia Woodcock, Jemma Strutt, Mr and Mrs B. Selby, Margorie Death, Roy Dickenson, Colin Dickenson, Anne Fowler, Patricia Topley, Isabel Duffin, George Wing, Valerie Smart, George Geeson, Christine Harris, Mr Radley, Mr G. Wheat, Betty Bradley, Steve Crompton, Mr and Mrs Crompton, Mr M. O’Hara, Wing Cdr and Mrs G. A. King, Mrs P. Dedynski, Mr R. Selby, Mrs M. Hotchin, Mr C. Langton, Mrs C. Hodgkin, Mrs B. Hodgkin, Mr G. Andrews, Mrs J. Davey, Mr and Mrs Bell, Mr M. Selby, Mr and Mrs L. Selby, Mr and Mrs A. Bartram, Mr and Mrs V. Mitchell, Mr M. Bain, Mr and Mrs A. Smith, Mr and Mrs A. White, Mr F. Johnson, Mrs A. Oxtoby, Mr and Mrs M. Godbert, Mr and Mrs M. Hickling, Mrs J. Clarke, Mr and Mrs L. W. Stevens, Mr A. Stevens, Mrs G. Baines, Mrs D. Dickinson, Mr H. Dickinson, Mrs L. Elmoore, Mr and Mrs Joy, Mr and Mrs R. Grindley, Mr S. Stubbs, Mrs C. Crook, Mrs A. Botterill, Mr F. Stace, Mrs M. Warren, Mrs P. Hammon, Mr and Mrs G. Mapletoft, Mrs S. Hemstock, Mrs T. Butters, Mr and Mrs B. King, Mr and Mrs H. Spiers, Mrs R. Lyon, Mr and Mrs Taunton, Mrs W. Rounce, Mr and Mrs R. Geeson, Mr and Mrs Barrat, Mrs J. Adelsie, Mr and Mrs M. Fuller, Mr and Mrs Handley, Mr D. Baxter, Marie Mitchell, Glen Mitchell, Patsy McClellan, Mr and Mrs P. Marshall, Bob and Jean Frankland, Janet Shelvey, Mr Elson, Mr and Mrs Eudall, Bill Selby, Gladys Reynolds, Margaret Bellamy, Trish Barton, Dave Metcalf, Derek Burton, Charlie Gavan, Alex Van Straubenzee, Julian Cardew, Mrs H. Anderson, Mr and Mrs P. Ball, Mr R. Oliver Tasker, Mary and Bob Burgoigne, Brian Burgoigne, Jenny Keech and Bob and Mrs Russell.

Funeral arrangements wre by Co-operative Funeralcare, Bridge End Road, Grantham.

Donations were received for St Barnabas Hospice, Macmillan Nurses, South Witham Church and the village hall.