MR Kenneth Mitchell, of Dillhall Lane, Church, died at home on Sunday, December 13, aged 66.
Mr Mitchell had been a union member all his life and had worked as a maintenance manager and night shift superintendent for 15 years in Schlumberger, Great Harwood.
He also spent eight years working at Eastham Hall caravan park in Lytham.
Mr Mitchell was the first person to lead apprentices out on strike in the ship yards of Wallsend and Tyne and Wear.
He enjoyed music, caravanning, pub meals, and attending local working men’s clubs.
He leaves wife Wendy, daughter Heather, son in law John, and grandchildren Bianca, Chloe and Abi.
He also leaves brother Ray, sister-in-law Julie, and mum Edna.
His funeral will be held at Accrington Crematorium today, (18 December), where Humanist minister Eddie Joyce will lead a service from 11am followed by cremation.
Donations are welcome for Marie Curie.
Funeral arrangements: Wolstenholme Funeral Service, Accrington.