A MAN who devoted much of his life to a Ravensthorpe church has died.
Former joiner Richard Procter, 64, died after a five-year battle with leukaemia.
He gave an enormous amount of time to Ravensthorpe United Reformed Church, where was baptised and married.
He also had his children and grandson christened at the church.
Mr Procter, of Mirfield, grew up in the Ravensthorpe area and joined local firm J F Fligg as an apprentice joiner.
He and a colleague later took over the business.
Much of the work he did was at Dewsbury District Hospital, where he was later to receive some of his treatment.
He also did a lot of charity work for the hospital, raising more than £2,300 for its cancer unit and for leukaemia charities.
Mr Procter spent many years in Ravensthorpe Boys' Brigade and was a captain of the local unit.
He leaves a widow, Mary, three daughters - Sarah, Rachel and Emma - and a grandson, George Richard.
His funeral service was at Ravensthorpe United Reformed Church.