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Obituary: Mr Francis Thomas Symonds


Mr Francis Thomas Symonds, of Wong Gardens, Barrowby, has died in St Barnabas Hospice in the Hospital, Grantham. He was 75.

Mr Symonds was born in Langham, Rutland. He had two brothers, Derrick and John.

He married Sylvia in 1962 and they had two sons, Mark and Martin. Their family grew with the addition of daughter-in-law Karen and granddaughter Summer.

Mr Symonds served in the Royal Air Force for 22 years, attaining the rank of Chief Tech. He had also worked at Walkers Steel and Parker Steel.

His interests included darts and support Leicester City Football Club.

The funeral service was held at Grantham Crematorium Chapel, conducted by the Rev Peter Hopkins.

Family mourners included: Sylvia Symonds, Mark Symonds, Karen Symonds, Martin Symonds, Summer Symonds.

Other mourners included: Tony Watson, Sue Allen, Angus McLardy, Malcolm Hardingham, Lyndsey and Jack Gardner, Elizabeth Gardner, John Haddock, Mr and Mrs Green, Marie Jones, Doreen Upsall, Glenys Eatch, Andrew Garton, John and Audrey Little, Arthur Full, Linda Wink, Terry Steptoe, Brian and Judy Hales, Andrew Taylor, Peter and Sandra Coleman, Sharon and Mick Scoffield, Janet and John Harley, Nathan Symonds, Jo Symonds, John Symonds, Anne Symonds, Chris Symonds, Richard Summerfield, Dave Campbell, Ken and Kate Wallace, Dean Lawson, Charlene Hodson, Alan Smith, Lindsey Haart, Adam Symonds, Kevin Beardsley, Christine and Stuart Normington, Jan Barbar, Mr A. Sharp, David Williams, Nicola Bullimore, Joel Bullimore, Peter and Sherry Humphrey, Caroline Gardner, Curtis Gardner, Jazzmin Kelsey, patrick Clarke, Keith Hitch, Wendy Squires, Laura Hitch, Marlene and David Jackson, Steven Baker, Andrew Gadsby, Vicky Gadsby, Clare Gadsby, Barbara Gibbons, Anne Sutherland, Susan Gadsby, Gloria Rowarth, Adi Rowarth, Margaret Short, Brian Short, Diane Milne, Bev and Andy Johnson, Dave Swatton, Debbie Crisp, George Freestone, Janet Freestone, Lisa Freestone, Mark Freestone, Nigel Webb, Mr and Mrs Jackson, Joan Lee, Derrick Symonds, Paul and Rachel Newell, Ken and Margaret Williams, Don Jones, Jim Freeman, Joan and Jim Heardman, Lynne and Pete Mason, Sophie Baxter, Neil McMillan, Viv Cairns, Eddie Plant, Rhonda Spackman, Maddie Giles, Jim Kershaw, John Fairhurst, Roy Hempsall, Paul Donnelly,

Funeral arrangements were by Robert Holland, St Catherine’s Road, Grantham.

Donations were received for St Barnabas Hospice in the Hospital.


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