In his childhood Stuart attended New Lane CE Junior School before moving up to Accrington Grammar School. He did his National Service in the RAF and was based at Bawtry near Doncaster. He then went on to work for the National Coal Board as a pay clerk at the Altham Coke Works and later moved to Blackburn Council in the works department, again as a pay clerk.
Stuart’s most favourite past time was sport, in his younger years he was a keen cricketer for Oswaldtwistle Immanuel Cricket Club and held the league batting record for the most runs in a season and still holds the record to this date. His passion for cricket still remained although now it was from watching it from the side lines and enjoyed both the Lancashire League and Ribblesdale Leagues. He found a new sporting love this being Crown Green Bowling, playing for Immanuel Bowling Club.
In his spare time he liked watching TV and loved going away on holiday both in the UK and abroad.
He sadly leaves behind his dearly loved brother Gordon, his dear sister in law Marjorie, his nieces Dawn and Helen, nephews John and Paul, his great nieces Carly, Abbie and Katie and his great nephews Jack and Eli and also his great-great granddaughter Eva.
His funeral service will take place at 11.00am on Wednesday 26th July 2017, at Immanuel Parish Church, New Lane, Oswaldtwistle, prior to interment in the churchyard. Family flowers only please but donations are welcomed in memory of Stuart for Cancer Research UK, further enquires please to Paul Barton at Barton & Hallworth Funeral Service, The Old Foxhill, 136 Union Road, Oswaldtwistle. Tel: 01254 390542.