Ralph Fisher, a retired stockman and farm worker, died at his home at Turnpike Road, Ryhall, aged 69.
Son of George and Eunice Fisher, he was educated at William Farr School, Welton near Lincoln.
He was a member of the RSPB and Lincolnshire Wildlife and also supported the charity for guide dogs.
He had a keen interest in all wildlife and birdwatching and enjoyed listening to music, canoeing, gardening and shooting.
He leaves his widow Angela, sons Stephen, David and Daniel and daughter Rebecca.
The Rev Martin Taylor officiated at the funeral service at St John’s Church, Ryhall.
Family mourners included: Angela Fisher (widow), Stephen Fisher, David Fisher, Daniel Fisher, Rebecca Fisher, Gemma Edwards, Amy Vernon, Lucy Rivers, John and Gill Fisher, Jean Zealand, Lesley Zealand, Mandy Hurdley (representing Shona Booth), Helen and Steve Dowse, Ted Spence, Ian and Dawn Spence, June Godfrey, Roger and Avril Godfrey, Stephen Godfrey, Clare Kendrick, Maxine and John O’Keeffe, John Paul O’Keeffe, Debbie Calloway, Theresa O’Keeffe, Matt Chatfield, Jackie Hinch, Marianne and Geoff Freestone, Joel, Jacob and Jameelah Freestone, Rosie Reid (Loren and Jordon), Bernard Godfrey (Sue), Martin Godfrey, Lee and Karla Godfrey.
Sympathisers included: Chris and Liz Thorold (Derek and Ellen Thorold), William and Katie Barker, Mr and Mrs B Burkitt, Mike Holdich (Doreen Holdich), Dick Pikett (Lynn Pikett), Neville Johnson (Lorna, Alistair, Lindsay), Michael Wharton, Alfred Seymour Limb (Slim), Jez Noonan (Karen Noonan), Tom Barker (Louise Barker), Richard Lamb, Robert Sharpe (Helen Sharpe), Philip Sharpe (Rayonne Sharpe), Bill Sharpe (Diane Sharpe), Tony and Marlene Fenn, James Fisher (Tania Macpherson), Stan Fuller, Jean and John Kelly (David Smith), F Alexander, Neil Alexander, Shaun Alexander (Sarah Wilkinson, Maisie and Lucy Alexander), Dave Edwards, Andrew (Digger) and Sue Lamb, Charles Barker, Sarah and James Forsyth, Terl and Pauline Bryant, Eileen Lee (Bob Lee), Win Peck and family, Marian Taylor, church warden; Sam Huddleston, Scott Diack, Paul Huddleston (Lorraine Frankish), Paul Seymour, Adam and Ashley Kaye, A Ealam, Colin Owen, Tim Brown, Craig Brindley, Ross Armstrong, David McFadyen (Kelly, Lia, Ewan, Conor).
Nick and Anete Stacy (Robert and Nina Randal), Richard Miller (Helena O’Sullivan), Angie Herniman (Paul, Robert and Victoria), Les Lickman, Terry Wallace (Nic Barker), Michelle Drake, Mrs J Achurch, Katherine Hardy (Co-op Pharmacy), Rob Saker, Mel and Paul Campbell and family), Bill Crane, Sallie Williams, Sue Rowton (David Rowton, Brian and Mary Sandall), Richard Hinch, Rosemary Hinch (Arthur Hinch), Sara Achurch (Gillian, Olivia and Fiona), Len Burwell, Jack Parsons and Wendy Taylor (Eileen Parsons, Susan Green, Sarah and Chris Fields, Lily, John and Sylvia Lewis), Anna and Danny Allen (family), Sally Shaw (Rob Shaw), Jenny Nicholls (Celia, Michael, Abigail), Rosemary Alexander, Neil Alexander, Andrew Woodhouse (Alan Long), Lawrence Davie, Ann Faithfull (Graham), James and Ingrid Richardson, Brooklyn Healey (Pamela Healey and family), Lynn Fletcher, Glynnis Bell.