Mr William Frederick Berridge (Willy), of Canterbury Close, Grantham, has died at home. He was 68.
He was born at home in 1944, the son of Ada and Ted Berridge and brother to Eddie. He lived in and around Grantham all of his life.
At the age of 16 he began an apprenticeship as a painter at Foster’s. Five years later he went to work at Syddall’s Roofing Company, where he stayed for five years.
In his mid-20s he became a self-employed roofer, working alongside Bellamy roofers.
Mr Berridge had many feathers to his bow and while being a self-employed builder, he became the odd job man for Caddy Castings.
In later years he took care of his mother, Ada Berridge, until her death in October 2013.
Mr Berridge was a keen Manchester United Football Club supporter. He also liked to play darts, dominoes and cribbage, he was three times winner for the inter-town trophy.
The funeral service was held at Grantham Crematorium Chapel, conducted by Ernest Fytch.
Family mourners included: Eddie and Val Berridge, Mark, Donna and Tom Berridge, Nigel and Lynn Graham, Sue Berridge, Dave Berridge, Mr and Mrs Roe and Sharon Smith.
Other mourners included: Peter Robinson, Paul Smith, Edward Moore, Ollie Storey, Tara Storey, Lee Dalglish, Mr and Mrs C. Bland, Mr N. Bland, Jim Carr, Mark Hickling, Claire Gilpin, Kate Hipkiss, Mark Dalglish, Andy Glackin, Ann Gilbert, Eileen Cunnington, Kim Jesson, Jennifer Johnson, Jane Johnson, Gwendoline Johnson, Mr A. Dures, Jean Hayby, Patrick Williams, Bob Gardener, Jenny Dalglish, Peter Love, Brian Squires, Jim and Jackie Kent, Vera and George Hall, Susan Lemon, Toni Lemon, Marion and Ray Wright, Mr and Mrs B. Roberts, Colin Eames, Terrance Wells, Pete Eaton, Malc and Brenda Tilford, Mick Tilford, Mary Winfield, Kevin Winfield, Mr H. Alexandra, Rick Gardener, Lisa Gardener, Hugh McGhee, Nev Squires, Mr Curry, Colleen Brennan, Russell and Lyn Booth, Miss N. Taylor, Noel Wallace, Trevor Leeson, Mrs G. Lenton, Dave Knight, Peter and Ann Beard, Jo Manley, Melissa Swan, Brendon Swan, George Swan, Heather and Tony Winfield, Mr T. Williamson, Mr and Mrs A. Taylor, Joan Winfield, Shirley Smith and Mr and Mrs R. Taylor.
Funeral arrangements were by Co-operative Funeralcare, Bridge End Road, Grantham.
Donations for the British Heart Foundation amount to £200 to date.