Obituary: Norman Dennis Barker

The funeral service for Norman Dennis Barker, aged 87 years of Nettleton, was held at the parish church, with a committal at Grimsby Crematorium.

The Rev Canon Judith McMann officiated at the services and arrangements were by J Marshall of Market Rasen.

Norman was born in Methyr Tydfyll, Wales.

During his National Service, he was based in India.

Norman’s career was spent as design, display and marketing manager for Batchelor’s Foods in Sheffield.

He retired at the age of 64.

Norman was a generous supporter of the animal charity SPANA, the donkey sanctuary, the RNIB, Cancer Research UK and the RSPCA.

Family mourners were: Joyce Barker (wife of 61 years); Claire Hair (daughter); John Hair (son-in-law); Mr and Mrs David Dowding (nephew); Chiara and Dan, Daniel Dowding (nephew’s family); Mr and Mrs A Lloyd (wife’s second cousin); Mr and Mrs Andrew Dowding (nephew’s father).

Friends at the service were: Church Wardens - Dennis Hicks, Joan Hicks, Richard Alderson, Julie Salmon; Mr Bilbeway; Mr and Mrs R Perry; Mrs G Rawlins (also rep North Kelsey WI); Amanda Taylor; Margaret Flippance; Dorothy Woodcock; Mr A Casajuana (also rep Emily); Gwen Bain (also rep Walter); Rachel Yates (also rep Steven); S Favill (also rep Derek); Sally Iremonger; Jean Childs (also rep WEA); Ann and Andrew Dowding; Mr and Mrs Dent; Rebecca Pipe; Mr and Mrs B Sheardown; June Hall (also rep Rob Hall); Heather Manning; Bruce Clark (also rep Alison Clark).