Mr Alan Young, of Barrowby Gate, Grantham, has died in Grantham Hospital. He was 67.
Born in Rainham, Kent, he was the son of William and Adelaide Young and the seventh child of 13.
He was married to Christine and was father to Russell and Louis.
Mr Young joined the Army at the age of 15 and served for 15 years, rising to the rank of Major.
He then ran a Territorial Army Centre in North London.
Mr Young loved gardening and took care of his own garden and that of his son, Russell, and he enjoyed looking around open gardens. He also liked to socialise.
For the past five years he devoted his time to his son, Louis, who was badly injured in a road accident.
The funeral service was held at Grantham Crematorium Chapel.
Family mourners included: Christine, Russell and Louis Young, Bill Young, Philip Young, Peter Young, Jean Young, Shirley Rayment, Michael Rayment, Michael Springett, Anne Springett, Sue Daniels, Anne Young, John and Sharon Young, Tina Young, Michael McKeown and Sharon.
Other mourners included:Michael, Wendy, Rachel and Sarah Smith, Allan, Yvonne and Aimee Smith, Steven, Christopher and Ashley Smith, David Stevens, Bernie Shaw, Joan Miller, Alan Corton, Mick Pickwell, Mark Kyme, Pete Hoyes, Les Tindale, Sue Costello, David Fenney, Edwin Clark, Janet Goodley, David Kettle, Glenis Riley, Mark Riley, Colin Oakes, Marianne Oakes, Barry Oakes, Jack and Judy Heald, Mrs M. Lorne, Rex Pearson, Anne and Neville Smith, Paddy Montgomery, Brian Spencer, Mr and Mrs Singleton, Brian Church, Chris and Dave Lewis, Simon Lewis, Mr and Mrs Greensides (sister), Jackie Whatley, Sarah Taylor, Brenda Welby, Mary Wilson (sister), Diane Wilson, Gareth Wilson, Simon Lewis, Steven Lilley, Kelly Higgins, Pam Higgins, Sarah Higgins, Dylan Thomas, Sophie Bertie, Maurice Rolfe, Diane King, Peggy, Anne Abbott, Pamela Stonehouse and Steve Bramley.
Funeral arrangements were by Robert Holland, St Catherine’s Road, Grantham.
Donations for the Ashby Rehabilitation Ward, Lincoln Hospital, amount to £397.65 to date.