The funeral service for John Robert Sutton, aged 75 years of Lincoln, was held at the Central Methodist Church.
The Rev Chris Jewitt officiated at the service and arrangements were by J Marshall of Market Rasen.
John was born in Serpentine Street, Market Rasen.
After leaving school, he went to work at Cottingham’s bakery.
After completing his National Service, he went to work for Theodore West and then, in the early 60s, for British Rail Parcels at their Lincoln depot.
John especially enjoyed race days at Market Rasen, as he was assigned to collect the Tote, meeting the train at Central Station and transporting to and from the racecourse.
BR sold out to National Carriers and, later, to Lynx Express, where John returned to his routes on the Rasen, Caistor and Louth route.
While living in Market Rasen, John had a love of football and played as a goalkeeper, until injury cut short his career.
He also helped out with running a side briefly.
John was also a member of the Social Club and played darts for a while, before moving to Lincoln.
Family mourners were: Mavis Sutton (widow); Gary Sutton (son); Karen Sutton and Anton Petty (daughter and Partner); Dylan and Connor Petty (grandsons); Jane and Derek Cram (sister and brother-in-law); Daron Cram (nephew); Lillie Cram (great-niece); David Cram; Peter and Pamela Petty.
Friends at the service were: Gwen Cook; John Cook; Enid Newport; Olive Justice; Ian Green; Wilf Abbott; Mrs Woods; John Halpenny; Kim Strawson (also rep Mr K G Strawson); Dora and Ron Hought; Pat Rampton; Esme Handford; Dorothy Richardson; G Dodsworth; Phil Needham; Christine Lincoln; Ray Purdy; Ray Houlton; Gordon Sergeant; Bob Blades; Steve Godfrey; Mick Firth; Mr and Mrs R Lockwood; Mr B Lockwood; Mr and Mrs Goulsbra; Avril McDermott; Mrs S Dowlman; Miss Spilman; Mrs J Oxborrow (also rep Mr B Oxborrow); Mr and Mrs Jackson; Mrs T Clarke; Mr and Mrs M H Davies; Mr and Mrs Oakley; J Wheat; Helen Wilson; G Bowen; Mr and Mrs Balding; Mr A Moorse; Mrs R Fawcett; Mr and Mrs Southward.