HE was a man who devoted time and energy to others.
Allen Turner, who died of cancer, was involved with numerous sporting and community organisations in Huddersfield.
He was perhaps best known for his work with Honley Show, where he was president, but was also a keen sportsman and a school governor.
Mr Turner was born in Huddersfield in January 1951.
At school he excelled at cross country and kept this up later at Longwood Harriers, where he was appointed captain of the team.
One of his strengths was that he would encourage others to participate in many athletics events, while he would cover any running distance necessary.
Longwood Harriers competed in the Northern Championships and travelled to Gateshead for many meets. Mr Turner trained hard and ran the London Marathon in 1985.
He was also a footballer for many years.
He played District League soccer for various teams including Holmbridge and then Berry Brow, and was a member of the Holmbridge team when they won the Groom Cup.
He also had a spell turning out for a Sunday League team, Brighouse Town.
Mr Turner helped to run the junior team at Holmbridge and was the referee for all their home games, sorting out the junior players and the parents!
He was very proud to play in the same team as his son Lee in the colours of Berry Brow. He was a keen supporter of the local cricket team, Hall Bower.
He always said it was the best place to be on a sunny day and the worst place to be on a cold day. He helped to run the bar there and spent many afternoons watching with a pint in hand.
He also supported Huddersfield Town as a season ticket holder for many years.
One of his sporting highlights came in August 2012 when he and his wife Sheila were very fortunate to get tickets to Super Saturday at the Olympics and were there to see Jess Ennis, Mo Farrah and Greg Rutherford win their gold medals.
He worked at Holset, now called Cummins Turbo Technology, for 28 years.
He travelled extensively, mainly to the USA and India for the company, finding and developing new suppliers.
He was involved with Honley Show for over 20 years, first as show manager and then as president since 2009.
He loved to see a farmer’s field transformed into the showground which entertains and educates so many people.
After retiring in 2009 he became a governor and then chairman of governors at Almondbury High School.
Mr Turner underwent a bowel cancer operation in March 2010 but the cancer returned this summer.
He leaves a wife of 20 years Sheila, son Lee (34) and his partner Katie with Ava (five) and Lila, and sons Andrew (19) and Chris (18).
A funeral service was held at Huddersfield Crematorium.