The funeral service for Michael John Davey, aged 70 of Market Rasen, was held at St Thomas’s Church.
The Rev Geoffrey Spencer officiated at the service and arrangements were by J Marshall of Market Rasen.
Mick was born at Little Cawthorpe, Louth; the second child of Henry and Alice, brother to Violet.
He left school at 15 and immediately started working on the railway.
He started as a tea boy, before progressing to the ticket office at Louth, Market Rasen and Cleethorpes.
He was then promoted to conductor; both he and Joyce moved to Bessacarr, Doncaster for him to fulfil this role.
Mick was proud he’d travelled on the Royal Express and kept his letter to show everyone.
On his retirement, Mick and Joyce returned to Market Rasen, where he could continue his hobby of horse racing.
He was a member of nearly every racecourse in the country and travelled every single week, on the train, to one meeting or another.
He was often seen during Royal Ascot week catching the train at Market Rasen in his top hat and tails.
Unfortunately, his Royal Ascot, Royal Enclosure ticket for this year has just arrived in the post.
Family mourners were: Joyce Davey (wife); Brenda Lewry, Rachel Bailey (step-daughters); Diane and Ralph Larder (step-daughter and husband); James Bailey (step-son);Alex Larder and Katie Coldron (step-grandson and girlfriend); Zoe Bailey, Alison Lewry (step-granddaughters); Ashley Bailey (step-grandson).
Friends at the service were: James Oley; Dawn and Gordon Brooks; Mr and Mrs Edwards; Neil Bennett; Jackie Hildred (also rep Jenny and Shane and also Keith Hildred); Mark Flear (also rep Mrs S Flear, Mr M Barker); Keith Fridlington; Dave Golt; Angie Finn; Pat Hall (also rep Tony Hall, Little Cawthorpe, the Coopers, the Burnett family, the Osbourne family); Ralph Coulson (also rep Sue); Wilf and Sue Johnson and Sandra; Mrs C Lancaster; Ian Lyall; Mr Shearer; Mrs R Smith (also rep the Lambie family); Mr S Fullard; Janet Longstaff (also rep Malcolm Portas); Helen Uden; B Bonner; Pam Reaney; M Caslie; Dick Conway; Tom and Jean Heys; J Holden (also rep Garry and Lesley); Brian and Shirley Ward; Peter Wilson; Martin Wilson; Alex Hick; Lynn Naylor; Philip Naylor; Pauline and Fred Harrison; John Lawson; Bob Taylorson; Eric Bennett; John Stewart; John and Keith Poiser; Sharon Marsden; Geoff Hutchinson; Tony Musolf; Andrew Mullholland; David Marris; Jenny Butler; Janet Jenkins.