A MAN who devoted much of his life to his home village has died.
After 95 years of life in Wilshaw, Honley and Meltham, Maurice Crampton died peacefully at Holme Valley Memorial Hospital.
His funeral was held at Huddersfield Crematorium and Mr Crampton was given a salute befitting a war veteran.
It was made by his grandson, Jeremy, a member of the Territorial Army.
The service was followed by a celebratory memorial service at Wilshaw Parish Church.
Mr Crampton had served with the RAF throughout the second world war.
He joined up after working at Meltham Mills and was a vital member of a ground crew unit in both India and Egypt.
After leaving the RAF, he spent all his career at Brook Motors, Huddersfield, as the wages manager, becoming a member of the 25 year club. He retired from the company in 1980.
He was a keen golfer and a member of Meltham Golf Club, which he represented as a committee member on the Halifax, Huddersfield and District Union of Golf Clubs, where he enjoyed both officiating and watching.
But he was best known for his voluntary work in the Wilshaw area. Having been brought up in Wilshaw, Maurice was a lifelong member of Wilshaw Parish Church, not only as a parishioner, but also on the church council. He was a church sidesman, treasurer, secretary of the Alms Houses Trust, member of Wilshaw Village Institute, auditor and a school governor.
He leaves his wife of 64 years Doreen, three children, eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.