The death occurred on Tuesday morning of Mr William Henry Fewkes, eldest son and child of the late Mr and Mrs Benjamin Fewkes, aged 69.
The deceased had been for many years a sufferer from diabetes, but only actually gave up work a few months ago. A builder by calling, Mr Fewkes was apprenticed to his father and worked in his native place for upwards of 50 years. He was responsible amongst other things for the granite front of the Baptist Chapel at Mountsorrel, which was recently struck by lightning, and in which he took great pride.
Mr Fewkes was twice married and leaves a wife and two daughters by his second wife, there having been no children by the first marriage. A keen amateur musician, he was at one time a member of the Parish Church choir, and even after he left it his mellow bass voice was to be heard in the congregation. He was also no mean pianist and related with gusto how he on one occasion journeyed to London with scanty financial aid, in order hear a recital by the famous Rubenstein.
The funeral will take place at Quorn Church on Saturday at 2.30.