A MAN who spent years as a wagon driver in Mirfield has died.
Mr Desmond Farrar, 68, of Towngate, Mirfield, was a familiar figure at the wheel of his blue lorry for Henry Wheatley's Hopton Mills.
He also worked as a driver for Mirfield- based James Holdsworth.
His wife, Daphnne, said: "Everyone recognised him as he drove through the town."
Mr Farrar was born in Batley, but moved to Mirfield in 1962.
After leaving school he worked in the railway signalboxes at Lower Hopton and Heaton Lodge before taking up driving.
His National Service saw him serve in the Kings Dragoon Guards in Germany.
Mr Farrar and his wife were married for 44 years.
They had two children, Stephen and Gill, and seven grandchildren.
Mr Farrar was a Freemason for 13 years. He was a member of the Mirfield Lodge, where he served for a time as Worshipful Master.
He was also a computer buff, earning a diploma at college. He was a keen sports fan, particularly rugby league and the Bradford Bulls.
His funeral was held at St Mary's Church, Mirfield, followed by burial in Roberttown.