funeral service for George William (Bill) Baxter, aged 86 years of Friesthorpe was held at the parish church.
The Rev Charles Patrick and Cynthia Bunch officiated at the service and arrangements were by J Marshall of Market Rasen.
Bill was born in Market Rasen.
He worked as a lorry driver for Thomas Walkley at Snelland, Edgar Stamp of Market Rasen and Lincolnshire County Council at Willingham Hall.
He retired in 1992 and then spent all of his spare time gardening and maintaining village grass verges and the churchyard.
Bill also loved to go down to the farm and help out as required repairing machinery.
Villagers also relied on him to service their lawnmowers - he could turn his hand to anything.
Bill will be sadly missed by his family and everyone who knew him.
Family mourners were: Joy Baxter (wife); Linda and Rob Turnbull (daughter and son-in-law); Paul and Liz Baxter (son and daughter-in-law); Nicholas and Janet Baxter (son and daughter-in-law); Keith and Noreen Baxter (brother and sister-in-law); Lindsay and Paul McUnch, Rachael and Michael Gladwin, Rebecca and Darren Fabris (granddaughters and husbands); Rob and Steph Turnbull (grandson and wife); Kimberley Baxter and Simon (granddaughter and partner); Catherine Baxter, Courtney Baxter (granddaughters); Mchenzie Baxter (great-grandson); Julie Graythorne, Mandy Smith, Lesley Johnson (nieces).
Friends at the service were: Mrs S Boardman; John Moore (also rep Mr C Moore); Colin Mitchell-Smith; A D Pitchforth; Mr and Mrs S Howard; Mr and Mrs E Roach; Mr G Smith (also rep Jenny, Lorna and Kat Smith, Brian Bonner); Tom Walkley; Alan Bancroft; Mr and Mrs Cartwright; Mrs Spilman; Mrs Rawlins (also rep the Rawlins family, Mrs Heath); K Langley; Vivian Ward; Mr M Stamp; Mr and Mrs B Carter (also rep the Carter family); Jennifer Smith (also rep Tony and Sarah); Jean Faulkes; Mrs E A Johnson; Wilf and Sue Johnson; Mr and Mrs K Johnson (also rep B Coulson); J Pitchforth; Sarah Kinsey; Mr and Mrs Daubney; Philip and Zara Spilman; Brown family; Tom Rawlins; Peter Daniels (also rep Joyce Daniels and family); Mr P C Smith; Ray Gilliatt; N Chambers (also rep Lindsey Chambers, Kath Chambers); Mr and Mrs Moore; Paul and Lindsey McUnch (also rep George Bycroft); Gemma Mitchell; Pete and Julie Cook; Linda Turnbull (also rep Marion Tompkins).