A great grandad who was a truck driver for over four decades has made his final journey – on the back of a lorry.
Frank Jameson spent his whole working life sat in the driver’s cab, and had always said that being taken to his funeral on the back of a wagon would be the perfect send-off.
Much-loved Frank, of Earl Street, Clayton-le-Moors, died on April 15, aged 75, and his funeral was held at Accrington Crematorium on Monday.
The coffin, draped in a Union Jack flag, was taken to the crematorium from his son’s Lancaster Drive home, along with a funeral car carrying his family.
The unlikely cortege was also flanked by Hummers, provided by son and limousine hire business owner Roy, carrying Frank’s grandchildren.
It stopped briefly outside the Clayton Conservative Club, where he was a member and liked to spend much of his time socialising.
Frank worked for most of his life at Ironfields before retiring from Reeds through ill health some 15 years ago.
But even in retirement he used to go for days out in other driver’s lorries.
Frank’s daughter-in-law Julie said: "We’re sending him off in true style. He always said when he went he wanted to go on the back of a lorry and we’ve made his wish come true.
"He was well known as a lorry driver and had the nickname ‘Trammer Jammer’ because when he wanted to come out of a junction he would, even if everyone had to stop."
Husband to Isabella, Frank was the father of Roy, Sandra, Donald and the late Shirley.
He also leaves five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.