George Albert Bacon

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The funeral service for George Albert Bacon, aged 92 years, was held at Lincoln Crematorium.

The Rev Michael Cartwright officiated at the service and arrangements were by J Marshall of Market Rasen.

George, whose father Harry worked on the railway, was born at the Gatehouse on Walesby Road, Market Rasen, and went to school in the town.

He had an elder brother, John, who was a builder at Wickenby.

During the war years George was employed by the Ministry of Defence at various RAF camps, carrying out camouflage duties.

He met his late wife Nesta and they married at Tealby in 1939. They lived in Market Rasen and had a daughter, Dawn, and a son, Clive.

George supported Market Rasen in many ways. He was a town councillor and an active member of the Festival Hall – there were occasions when he could be seen putting bulbs in the lights on Christmas morning.

He was a member of the Chamber of Trade and also assisted Nesta with her various Royal British Legion duties.

He was a dedicated and well-respected painter and decorator in Market Rasen and the surrounding area, where he earned a good reputation.

George was for many years the president of the Guild of Master Painters and Decorators.

In leisure time, George and Nesta enjoyed ballroom dancing and caravanning, where they would visit various nature reserves.

George was a big supporter of Cadwell Park and for many years also went to the Isle of Man TT races.

Above all, George was always a very supportive and caring family man and will be greatly missed.

Family mourners were: Dawn and Gordon Brooks (daughter and son-in-law); Clive Bacon (son); Neil and Mandi Brooks (grandson and wife); Iain Brooks and Theresa (grandson and partner); Sean and Nicky Oliver (grandson and wife); Neal Baker (grandson); Bev Brooks and Jenny Walsh (granddaughters); Robert and Simon Oliver, Connor Brooks (great-grandsons); Lauren Brooks (great-granddaughter); Eileen Schankin (sister-in-law); George and Jenny Jackson (cousin and wife).

Friends at the service were: Sylvia Baker; Carol and Phillip Boothright; Ray and Ruth Todd; Susan Bryce and Carolyn Brader (also rep The Laurels, Holton-cum-Beckering); Michael Watson; Ray Gell; John and Pauline Pinkney; Lorraine and Des Goulsbra; Brian Marshall (also rep the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal); Jane Riddle; John Woolley; Shirley Sanderson; Janine and Edward Epton; Edward Epton; John Codd; Brian Ward; Christine Tye (also rep Christopher).