The funeral service for Roger Frederick Smith, aged 66 years of Nettleton, was held at St Andrew’s Church, Kirkby cum Osgodby.
The Rev Geoffrey Spencer officiated at the service and arrangements were by J Marshall of Market Rasen.
Born at Brigg, Roger was the fourth of nine children.
He attended Middle Rasen Primary School and Market Rasen Modern School.
After leaving school at 15, he went to work at West Rasen for Charlie Smith on the farm and then went on to work for Balmakewan Farms at South Gulham, Owersby, until the farm was sold.
Ill health prevented further employment for Roger.
He lived at South Gulham Owersby and then moved to Braemar Close in Middle Rasen, until ill health forced him to move ti Nettleton Manor Care Home.
Family mourners were: Tony and Carol Smith, Michael and Rose Smith (brothers and sisters-in-law); Pat and Ken Kirk (sister and brother-in-law, also rep Karen Kinghorn, niece, and family); Jim Smith, Steve Smith (brothers), Andrew Smith (brother, rep Julie, Vicky and Josh); Pam and Tony Schofield (sister and brother-in-law); Chris Drury (sister, rep Keith, brother-in-law, Nicholas, nephew, Gillian and family)); Lorraine Gasden (niece, rep Darryll and family); Darren Schofield (nephew, rep Emma and family); Heather and Glenn Davidson, Simon and Emma Drury, Rachel Smith (nieces and nephews); Lauren Smith (great-niece).
Friends at the service were: John Bennett; Jonathan Brant; Heather Muddiman; Mark and Joe Wilmot (also rep Eileen Wilmot); Alf Spark (also rep Eric Carver); Shaun Spark; Neil and Linda Surfleet; Mr and Mrs D Whitwell (also rep Bernice Locking); M J Bradford; R H Bradford; Mr and Mrs G Thorpe; I Young; S Dawson (also rep Diane and also Equip); C J Trafford (also rep Mrs B Trafford); Mr and Mrs J Burks (also rep the family); Mrs M Wilkinson; Mrs A R Davidson (also rep the family); Mr and Mrs W Davidson (also rep the Davidson family); Roland and Christine Smith; Joe Coulson (also rep Brenda, Richard and David Coulson); Dave Boyles; Geoff Smith; Philip Smith; Jane Ranby (also rep Michael Ranby); Keith Smith; Ivor Anyan; Diane Mitchell; Diane Pawson; William Reek; Alan Reek; Maggie Thompson; Alan Smith; Trevor Silcock; Ann Simons; Ruth Simons (also rep Ben Simons); Ian Spark; Mr G Wilson; Mr and Mrs R Plewes (also rep Andrew Plewes); Mr and Mrs Alan Wilson; Bill Marshall (also rep Cyn Marshall); Diane Marshall (also rep the Robinson family); David Brumby; S Johnson (also rep Dick and Joan Parker); George Pickering (also rep Pearl Pickering); Hedley Smith (also rep Sandra Smith; Sandra Chambers; Ian Wilmot; Sandra Ross).