Mr Cyril Doughty, of Avon Close, Grantham, has died in Grantham Hospital. He was 87.
Born in Manthorpe, he was the son of Harry and Lizzie Doughty and the second youngest of nine children.
He lived in the village for the majority of his life, moving to Avon Close three years ago, where he was made to feel welcome by his neighbours.
He married Eileen Dable in December 1947 and they have one daughter, Christine, two grandsons, David and Matthew and three great-granddaughters, Siobhan, Georgia and Tyla.
Mr Doughty did his National Service in the Fleet Air Arm.
By trade he was a television engineer and had worked at various shops in Grantham, including Westmorelands, Granada, Singers and Woodhouses.
His final employment was at Ogden Landscape Gardeners and this proved to be his favourite job.
Mr Doughty enjoyed gardening, family life, and making things out of wood, including bird tables and toys for his great-granddaughters. In latter years he enjoyed doing crossword puzzles.
The funeral service was held at Grantham Crematorium Chapel, conducted by the Rev June Rowland.
Family mourners included: Eileen Doughty, Christine Doughty, David Ellerby and Sharon Walker, Matthew and Karolina Doughty, Siobhan Ellerby, Georgia Ellerby, and Tyla Ellerby.
Other mourners included: Wendy Berry, Andrew Faulkner, Muriel and Bernard Goodchild, David Goodchild, Kenneth Smith, Barbara Smith, Gwen Bombroffe, Eric and Lucy Doughty, Valerie and David Harrison, Graham, Marilyn and Andrew Henton, Rachel Astbury, Elsie Astbury, John Everett, Jayne Taylor, Phil Doughty, Mr J. Dawson, Martin and Jo Doughty, Leigh and Carol Brewin, Russell and Tracey Doughty, Glenis Fytche, Margaret Rowbotham, Terry Shelbourne, Harry Smith, Judith Podesta, Sarah Perkins, Sheri Rawdon, Marie Rawdon, Brian and Betty Cade, Colin and Joan Doughty, Hazel Griffiths, Brian Read, David and Penny Lowe, Ivan Lawley, and Carole and Trevor Measures.
Funeral arrangements were by Robert Holland, St Catherine’s Road, Grantham.
Donations were received for the British Heart Foundation.