Tributes to Warsop and Shirebrook’s Mick the Butcher

Michael Smith.
Michael Smith.

Mr Michael Smith, aged 76, of Manor Road, Old Church Warsop, was cremated at Mansfield Crematorium, following a service in the chapel.

His ashes were later interred at Warsop Cemetery.

Born in Warsop Vale and a resident of Old Church Warsop for 15 years, Michael retired in 2001 after running his own butcher’s shop for 36 years in Shirebrook. He was known locally as “Mick the Butcher”.

He loved watching all sport, particularly horse racing and football. He loved to draw wildlife and spend time with his family.

Michael, who passed away at home on October 25, 2017, with his family around him, leaves his wife Rita, daughters Andrea Maclennon, Michelle Bell and Lisa Smith, six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Mourners were Mrs R.A. Smith, Mr and Mrs D. Maclennon, Mr and Mrs R. Bell, Miss L. Smith, Miss C. Place and Mr J. Darn, Miss H. Place and Mr D. Webb, Miss J. Fish and Mr R. Henderson, Mr J. Fish and Miss B. Varsani, Mst J. Gilmore, Mr R. Maclennon and Miss S. Mason, Mr D. Maclennon; Mr and Mrs B. Sims (rep family); Mr C. Sims (rep family); Mrs D. Etches (rep Mr D. Etches and family, Mrs S. Clarke); Mrs J. Harris (rep Mr J. Harris and family), Mrs M.E. Etches, Mr J. Etches and Mrs J. Savage, Ms C. Clark, Mr and Mrs B. Allsop, Mr D. Allsop, Mrs K. Beilby and Mr B. Hubbard; Mr and Mrs S. Beilby (rep Mr and Mrs C. Beilby); Ms S. Mapletoft (rep Mr and Mrs R. Mapletoft), Mrs M. Armson, Ms T. Mapletoft and Mr J. Griffiths, Mr and Mrs K. Blinstone, Mr T. Lambert, Mr and Mrs D. Bilzon; Mrs J. Brooks (rep family), Mr and Mrs R. Garrett, Mr and Mrs J. Waite, Mr A. Hall, Mr D. Hall, Mr and Mrs L. Mellors, Mr and Mrs J. Bramwell, Mr and Mrs D. Straw, Richard, Mr and Mrs D. Reeves, Mr and Mrs B. Hawley, Mr C. Hawley, Mr and Mrs P. Fox, Mr G. Oakden, Mr L. Warriner; Mr C. Lofley (rep Lofley family), Mr and Mrs J. Smith, Mrs J. Horner, Mrs V. Gillings, Mr S. Greenwood, Mrs E. Makin, Mrs P. Boyer, Mrs E. Simpson, Mr and Mrs M. Place, Mr M. Fish, Miss R. Briggs, Mr M. Smith, Mrs L. Plant, Mrs L. Jackson, Mr I. Hazelton, Mr F. Elliott, Mr and Mrs L. Holmes, Mr J. Whatmore, Mrs S. Warren (Shirebrook District Nurses), Mrs D. Reed, Mrs S. Alsop, other mourners also attended.

Floral tributes were from family and donations received in lieu of flowers were for the British Heart Foundation.

The service was conducted by Miss Pat Brewin and arrangements were by GA Townroe & Son.

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