Mr Ron Thorogood, of Langdale Crescent, Grantham, has died in St Edmunds Nursing Home, Worcester Road, Grantham. He was 81.
Mr Thorogood was born in Hawkwell, Essex.
He was the father of Andrew and Linda, husband of the late Jo Thorogood and grandfather to Katrina, Douglas, Hugh and Megan.
He served in the Royal Air Force for 36 years, rising to the rank of Warrant Officer in charge of the Motoring Transport section at RAF Cranwell.
Mr Thorogood was a DIY enthusiast and could make or mend anything with his hands. He was also a keen gardener, who kept the family supplied with fruit and vegetables for many years.
The Rev John Bruce conducted the funeral service at St John’s Church, Manthorpe. Cremation followed.
Other than the immediate family, mourners included: Beatrice and Alan Taylor, Mary and Pete Hutchinson, Eileen Treacy, Mick Cupit, Di and Gerry Kirwan, Jill Hawkins, Mandy Angeloni, George and Alma Hayward, Gillian and Alec Jardine, Geoffrey Green, Pepi Halliday, Helen Lane, Harriet Lane, Andy and Terri Cruickshank, Anne and Bill Smith, Jenny Blackmore, Graeme and Nicky Reynold, Sarah Jane, Isabel Sheard, Mr and Mrs Evans, Amanda Fox, Tarrer Marshall, Mr and Mrs Brown, Craig Allen, Alan Short, Barbara Lonsdale, Malcolm Vickers, Tim and Patricia Thorpe, John Merrin, Nader Khalifa, Linda Jones, Rita Williams, and Tony and Daphne Jacques.
Funeral arrangements were by Robert Holland, St Catherine’s Road, Grantham.
Donations were received for Cancer Research UK.