The funeral service for Percy Tindall, aged 81 years, was held at St Thomas’ Church, Market Rasen.
The Rev Michael Cartwright conducted the service, during which Percy’s two sons gave moving tributes to their father.
Percy was born at Rothwell, one of six children.
Throughout the war the family lived close to Binbrook airfield, and he often spoke about those times.
At 18 he was called for his National Service in the army, after which he married Alma at North Willingham Church.
The couple had two sons and two daughters, expanding the family over the years with 18 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Last year Percy and Alma celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary.
When they were first married, Percy did farm work and then went on to Nettleton Mines for a time.
After moving to Market Rasen, he worked at Osgodby Geriatric Hospital for more than eight years until it closed.
The next 25 years were spent working at Wragby and Market Rasen plastic factories until his retirement.
Always a keen gardener, Percy spent much time and took great pride in his garden.
He is greatly missed by all his family.
Family mourners were: Alma (wife); Michael and Susan Tindall, Mervyn and Jackie Tindall (sons and daughters-in-law); Christine Baxter (daughter, also rep Ron Nowland); Sharon and Mark Flear (daughter and son-in-law, also rep Benjamin, Katie and Sophie, grandchildren); Matthew and Hayley Tindall (grandson and wife); Anthony Tindall and Michelle Butler (grandson and partner, also rep Chrissie-Leigh); Michelle and Jason Stanley (granddaughter and husband, also rep Ethan and Harry); Simon and Jenny Baxter (grandson and wife, also rep Lewis); Andrew and Lissie Baxter (grandson and wife, also rep Luke and Sam); Marie and Richard Bakin (granddaughter and husband, also rep Charlotte and Amber); Helen and Carl Martin (granddaughter and husband, also rep Aiden and Summer); Daniel Tindall (grandson, also rep Ashley, Alex, Thomas and Becky); Sonya Lewin (granddaughter, also rep Gavin Lewin, Shelby, Elsie and Brooke); Chelsea and Jasmine Tindall (granddaughters); John Tindall, Eric Tindall (brothers); Keith and Sandra Tindall (brother and sister-in-law); Barbara McWeeny and John Codd (sister and partner); Joan and Brian Wass (sister-in-law and brother-in-law); Derek and Lorraine Tindall, Colin and Rachelle Tindall, Mr and Mrs C Fisher, Paul and Tracey Fieber, Ingrid and Brian Dales, Jennifer Ryan (nephews and nieces); Carol and Marie Stevens (niece and great niece); Tim Dalton (also rep Rachelle, niece); Sadie Tindall (great-niece); Joyce and Bob Richardson (cousin and wife); Peter Tindall (also rep Gill, cousin); Mrs C Tindall (also rep Robert Tindall, cousin).
Friends at the service were: Mr and Mrs R Chambers; Mary Bell (also rep Jean Waite); Kath and Tom Bunford; Betty Pyttlik; Mr and Mrs B Sales (also rep Pauline Sales, Neil Friestone); Janet Sales; Mrs C Sims; Mrs M Mannion; Marie Wootton (also rep St Barnabas); Frank Mumby; Lance Dales; Mr P Stanley (also rep Mr C Stanley); Mr and Mrs L Webster; Mrs J Sellars; Richard Broughton; Mrs P Hall; Miss S Jenner; Mrs E Pattison; Miss C Turner (also rep Mrs A Turner, Mr P Turner); Mr G Mansfield; Alan Baxter.
Funeral arrangements were by J Marshall of Market Rasen.