Thomas Ian Hunt, 19, lived all his life in Woodhall Spa. He attended St Andrew’s School and Banovallum School, which encouraged him to develop into the Tom Hunt everyone knew and loved.
He then went on to Lincoln College to further his studies. In July he had just started an apprenticeship with Mick Toyne Engineering which he was thoroughly enjoying.
His main passion was his rugby in which Mr West and Mr Leary had encouraged him to pursue. He played for Banovallum School, Sleaford RFU, Notts, Lincs and Derby, which entitled him to be given two weeks playing rugby in South Africa and taking balls for poverty into the poorer townships where he had to raise the money for the trip himself through working at the Abbey Lodge Inn.
He also played for Lincoln RFU and Lincoln College where he got the opportunity to play for Midlands colleges. He also had a big passion for motorbike racing and visited Cadwell Park frequently in his spare time.
The service took place at St Peter’s Church, Woodhall Spa on Friday August 22, led by Sally Smithson and followed by cremation at Boston Crematorium. Bearers were Alex Hunt, Shane Grooby, Matthew Ashton, Joe Frobishire, Mr A Grooby and Luke Buckingham. The funeral director was Michael Sivill.
Many thanks to The Abbey Lodge Inn for their hospitality and refreshments. Donations raised approx £900.
Family mourners: Parents Ian and Diane Hunt, brother Alex Hunt and partner Rachael Smith, grandparents Brian and Doreen Hunt, aunt’s and uncles Ray and Slylvia Armstrong, also rep Stephen. Malc and Betty Armstrong, Michele Paddison. Cousins, Mark Armstrong, Theresa and Fred Clarke, also rep Rolland, Mary and Kevin Armstrong, Susan and Colin Burkhill, Gary and Jill Hunt, Sharon and Chris Stubbs, Deborah and Alan Mountain, Nick Hunt.
Other mourners present at St Peter’s Church, Woodhall Spa: James and Joanna Wilderspin, also rep Nicki Barnard, Bill Johson and Mick Toyne Engineering, Shirley Smith, Ben Hargrave, Mike and Sharon Kemp, Lynette Nutt, Kieran Bagwell, Lewis Cook, Jack Kimsey, Sharon Baxter also rep Liam Allen, Mrs Baxter, Mr and Mrs Cardwell, Mark Gilliatt, Sophie Bell, Hannah Dobson, Luke Dobson, Sharon Bullivant also rep Alec North, Beth Swift, Jessica Riddel, Jake Riddle, Mitchell Wildes, Dominic Severs, Debbie Money, Patricia Pick, Mr and Mrs Edwards, Ellie North, Julie and Bill Smith, Jo Evison, Sue and Luke Cushen, Mr and Mrs Herbert Parker, David Kisubika, Judy Carter rep St Andrew’s School, Robyn Burley, M Finley Daisy Hibberd, Rebecca Creasey, Peter Giddens, Annie Wood, Alan Bent also rep Simon Waite, Mr and Mrs Ian Finney, Bradley Scarcliffe, Lauren Lancaster, Graham Emo, Connor Bristow, Lynne Purdey, Jordon Millman, Tim Partington, Jake Harkness, Lisa Partington, Justin Clayton, Miles Hanson, Joe Neame, Joy Gomersall, Georgina Gibbs, Mr John Smithson, Stuart West, Ian Leary, Iona Murray, Corey Stones, Lauren Waterfield, Neve Horton, Stuart Reddington, Ross Frisby, Jaki Priestley, Jacque Richards, Peter Money, Sidney Cockerill, Sophie Price, Olivia Bowman, Emily Trimble, Louiza Chrysanthia, Joe Newstead, Connor Smith, Ollie Johnson, Lewis Jones, Jacqui Baxter, Tommy Mountain, Gary, Vanessan and Luke also rep Ross Buckinghom, Sam Lampard, Thomas Watson, Beth Mowbray Sarah Lawson, Hannah Sanderson, Taylor Whiles, Amy Westwood, Jean and Reg Sharpe, Danielle Rowland, Rebecca Nutt, Abigail Lee, Alice Tagg, Phil Soltys, Michael Whaplington, Edward Money, Victoria Stott, Emily Avison, Hayley Short, Yvonne and Mick Codling, John Woodhead, Amy Hick, Becki Johnson, Chloe Allchorne, Henry Tinworth, Andy and Sarah Simmonds, Matt Stodgler, George Wells, James Parkinson, Will Rawdon, Jackson Draper, Lucy Dormer, Sophie Lee, Jess Foster, Mandy Elmer, Nick Elmer, Chris and Emma Boddy rep The Abbey Lodge, Gordon Harris, Natalie Coupland, Charlie Bishop, Jasmine Roberts, Callum Lowe, Graham Jones, Ryan Jones, Grant Spears, Ian Carroll, Daniel Burn, Josh Burton, Connor Benson, Julie Charles, Ellie Laird, Ollie and James Olsen, Will Gibson, Emma Brown, Stewart Garner-Jones, Leah Roberts, Grant Fixter, Scott Baker, Harry Stroud, Joe Otway, John and James Woodley, Steve Carr, Amy Newbury, Jordon Major, Kate Frost, Jack Wright, Tom Cousins, Oliver Peers, Alex Grahams, Alex Spratt, Charles Clark, Daniel Elliott, Richard Dixon, Charlotte Johnson, Matthew Ashton, Darren Cooper, Joe Frobishire, Sayde Lee, Andy Chapman, Hayley Freeman, Dan Bell, Jemma North, Emily Freeman, Ray Jackson, Ptolemy Aspinall, Lucy Hill, Sarah Desmond, Adele Grooby, Chloe Grooby, Holly Blackburn, Lauren Morris, Mhairi Rennie, Luke Hobson, Ray Hobson, Tiger Urry, Jenny Smith, Jennifer Bolton, Tom Bird, Robin Hughes, Ryan Baudains, Joshua Bell, Jim Taylor rep Isle of Man TT, Lewis Anemaet, Oliver Fixter, Phoebe Leyland, Nicky Shaw, Amy Hill, Josh McCardell, Tim Clark rep Lincoln Rugby Club, Rob Kinsey rep Lincoln Rugby Club, Tim Wright rep Lincoln Rugby Club, Jasper Fost, D Potter, Adny Davis, William Tomlinson, Sarah Spencer, Natasha Broxholme, Stephen Eggleton, Emma Storr, Lara Baker, Lynda Barker, Norma Wright, Ben and Clare Armstrong, Neil Moore, Ryan Lacy, Jack Greshham, Walt Newstead, Karen Newstead also rep Andrew, Clarry Simpson, Emily Simpson, Jacob Hardy, Joe Epton, James Bland, Lauren Frow, Hayly Charity, Dorothy Hunt, Grace Hillsmith, Connor Sharp, Sharon Tasker, Katie Tasker, Steve Tasker, Gillian Sturland, Sue Storey also rep Neil and Isabella, Elaine and Stephanie Houldershaw also rep Jill and Lauren, Martin Penson, Ben Sykes, Chloe Greensill, Kathryn Bell, Paul Dobson, Rebecca Woodhouse, Kelly Nicholson, Sian Telfer, James Coulter, Nick Whiles, Emily Walker, Simon Elmer, Sheila and Derek Marshall rep Stephen and Lorraine Marshall, Vicky Rutter, Tom Elmer, Zoe Ingall, Maddie Gaylor, Lucy Taylor, Alice Turner, Ann Stodgell, Eddie Wright, Katie Seward, Sarah Hollingshead, Luke and Joel, Wendy Poole rep the family, and many others.