Hundreds turn out for 'Mr Lympstone' funeral

PUBLISHED: 13:34 22 December 2008 | UPDATED: 10:13 10 June 2010

SCORES of mourners have said farewell to the man known locally as Mr Lympstone.

SCORES of mourners have said farewell to the man known locally as Mr Lympstone.

Former plumber David Stone died earlier this month after he fell into the Underhill brook close to his home.

Hundreds filled Lympstone Parish Church to pay their respects to the 67-year-old - known also by his childhood nickname of Boney - who police believed slipped into the brook on his way home from the pub.

David's friend Graham Wills read a moving tribute at his friend's funeral, saying his friend was an 'uncomplicated' man.

"Boney was a wonderful, loving and honest guy, " said Mr Wills.

"Boney to many of us was Mr Lympstone. He loved this village and the people in it."

Mr Stone lived at Church Path Terrace and for the last five decades had links with Lympstone Football Club.


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