The funeral service for Gerald Tomlinson, aged 82 of Market Rasen, was held at Lincoln Crematorium.
The Rev Steve Johnson officiated at the service and arrangements were by J Marshall of Market Rasen.
Gerald was born at Awsworth in Nottinghamshire. From leaving school, aged 14, Gerald was employed in the hosiery business.
He worked his way up from knitter to knitting machine mechanic, retiring in 1998.
Family mourners were: Marjorie Tomlinson (wife); Jill and Sam Appleyard (daughter and son-in-law); Angela Shaw (niece); Ian Shaw (great-nephew); Kevin and Karen Tomlinson (nephew and wife, also rep Mary); Gail and Alan Fretwell (niece and husband); Paul Hutchinson (nephew); Janet Beardsley (niece); Peter Beardsley and Ann (nephew and partner).
Friends at the service were: Angela Shaw; Ian Shaw (also rep Jonathan Shaw); Gail Fretwell; Alan Fretwell; Mr P Hutchinson; Janet Beardsley (also rep Chris Beardsley); Mr and Mrs N Crane; Mr and Mrs I Horstwood; Ann and Tony Ward.