FORMER newsagent Denis Eastlake has died at the age of 82.
Mr Eastlake ran his paper shop in Highgate Lane, Lepton, with his wife, Mildred, for 43 years.
The couple retired in 1989.
Mr Eastlake was born and raised in Lepton.
Apart from a five-year stint with the RAF during the Second World War, he spent his entire life in the village.
He and Mildred attended the former Church School in Wakefield Road, both starting on the same day.
Mr Eastlake left at 14 to become a cloth finisher in a mill.
He was called up for service during the Second World War and was part of the D-Day push through France and Germany.
He got married in 1943 at St John's Church in Lepton.
In 1946 he took over the paper shop where he had started work as a delivery boy at the age of 10.
Mr Eastlake was a keen golfer, being a member at the Crosland Heath club for 15 years.
He was a left-hander and often played with the Newsagents' Association squad.
In his latter years, he enjoyed travelling, particularly to the United States and Canada.
He leaves his wife, daughter Pam and two grandchildren.