Many attended the recent funeral of Anthony Marshall at St Lawrence Church, Bardney. He was 76.
Tony was born in Market Rasen on January 12, 1938 and spent his childhood at the family home, Foundry House in Jameson Bridge Street. He attended Market Rasen Primary School, followed by De Aston Grammar School.
However, he left aged 15 to take up an apprenticeship with Market Rasen building company Scupham and Son.
A wide-ranging and varied career would see Tony become a shopkeeper, long distance tanker driver, driving instructor and become part of Marshall and Hall Mobile Millers, based on Gallamore Lane in Market Rasen.
He later went on to run his own building company for many years and also owned and managed The Bards public house in Bardney.
Tony achieved a life ambition during the 1980s when he studied for and earned his private pilot’s licence and went on to own and fly a number of aircraft from Sturgate Flying Club.
In 1989, he embarked on the first of two journeys around the world along with his wife Dorothy.
Together they travelled to Australia and the Far East, as well as spending many months travelling the length of Europe.
It was on their return from their first trip around the globe Tony and Dot bought The Bards pub and restaurant at Bardney and built up a superb reputation for their warm welcome and good food.
Much to the disappointment of their regular customers, they sold the pub in 2001 and moved to Benniworth, but returned to live in Bardney five years later in 2006.
Tony died on August 22 at St Barnabas Hospice in Lincoln.
He leaves his beloved wife Dorothy (Dot), his five children and 12 grandchildren.
Family mourners were: Dorothy Marshall (wife); Jeanette and Alec Desforges (daughter and son-in-law); David and Marianne Marshall, Peter and Janet Marshall, Tim and Annie Marshall (sons and daughters-in-law); Becky and Stuart Cook (daughter and son-in-law); Alyssa, Jess and Alex Craig, Harry Marshall, Joshua and Juliet Marshall, Izabelle and Freddie Marshall, Holly and Harvey Cook (grandchildren); Roy and Lynn Marshall (brother and sister-in-law); Judy and Harry Quinn (sister and brother-in-law, also rep Jane and Robert Dangerfield); Cynthia Marshall (sister-in-law).
Other mourners were: David Brumhead; J W and D Burrell; Malcolm Taylor (also rep Andy Todd); Frank Bates; Mr and Mrs Rowley Clark; Chris Lancaster; Vicky Thompson; T Thompson; Joanne Poole; A Marshall; D Marshall; Dennis and Joan Hall; Mrs I Cook; Mrs S Cook; David Leonard; Karen Leonard; L Jackson (also rep Sara); Derek Clarke; Wendy Clarke; Richard Schmitt; Paul Schmitt; Sue Schmitt; Tom Schmitt; Emma Schmitt; Aileen Codd (also rep Sue); Mark Codd (also rep Samantha); Kate and Des Thomas; Chris Small; Philip Peck; Joanna Pickard; Julie and Stuart Jackson (also rep John and Karen Poucher); Andrew Dyson; Mr K Devlin; Miss V Pacey; Kevin Burton; Paul Wilson; Adrian Tutty; David Cooke; Shirley Hodson; Sam Dickinson; Ben Dickinson; Kisby Dickinson; Ray New; Diane New (also rep the New family); Marcus Hall; Dale Hall; Denise Hall; Dave and Bet Quincey; Jim Knowles (also rep Joyce); Sarah Dyson (also rep Pete and Wendy Dyson); Paul Stanley; Mark Flear; Frank Fieldsend; Brian Marshall (also rep Mrs M Noon and J Marshall); Andrea and Jason Hayes; Karen and George Schwec; Lesley Chambers (also rep Bud and family); Simon Gouldburn; John Audis; C Audis; Jane Flintoft; C Oxley; Peter Johnsonp; Carol and John Hoath; Lee Jackson; Brindley Winch; Darrell Cotterill; Andrew Todd; Julian Lintin; Mr K Fridlington; Mr J and Mrs G Shaw; John Kissane and Sheila; Philip Ward (also rep Diane); M Page; M Schwec; Harry and Gwenda Burgins (also rep Keith and Christine Burgins); David and Barbara Shaw; Paul and Jean Cotterill; Julie Lee; Mark Lee; Teresa Sellars; Stephanie and Don Westman.
Funeral arrangements were by J Marshall Funeral Directors, Market Rasen.