Mr JD Yoxall
The funeral took place on 5th February of Mr John “David” Yoxall, of Congleton, who died on 12th January at home, aged 72.
Mr Yoxall was born in Biddulph, in 1947. He moved to Congleton and attended St Peter’s School and then went onto Congleton Senior Boys’ School, later joining the ATC.
Mr Yoxall worked tirelessly throughout his career to support his family. He started his working career at Berisford’s where he met his wife, Valerie.
He then moved careers and worked at Chatterley Whitfield Colliery and then the Cementation Company at Kidsgrove before moving back to Berisford’s. His job at Berisford’s took the family to Cape Town, South Africa in 1972 where he worked in textiles for various companies, working his way up into senior management.
In 2002, they moved back to Congleton and Mr Yoxall worked at International Trimmings for a while before moving onto Airbags International, later retiring.
In his spare time, he enjoyed various outdoor activities including barbecues with family and friends. He also enjoyed drives through the countryside and even dabbled at metal detecting. He loved visiting the local market, hoping for a bargain.
He also supported his fellow neighbours and family members by taking them to appointments or shopping.
Ultimately his life and passion were for his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mr Steve Hodgkinson conducted the service and cremation at Macclesfield Crematorium where Time To Say Goodbye by Sarah Brightman was sung entering the crematorium, the hymns All Things Bright and Beautiful and Abide With Me were sung and Aufweidersein Sweetheart by Jim Reeves was played on exit.
Mourners were: Mrs V Yoxall (widow, rep Mr and Mrs H Stubbs, nephew and family in Australia), Mrs S Selkirk (daughter, rep Mr A Selkirk (son-in-law from South Africa), Ms L Blackmore (daughter) and Mr B Quinlivan (rep Mr and Mrs A Blackmore, family from Canada, and Mr M Blackmore, grandson from South Africa).
Mrs R Lee (daughter) and Mr V Lee (son-in-law, rep Miss S Yoxall, sister and Yoxall family from the USA), Mrs C Sutton (daughter) and Mr K Sutton (son-in-law, rep grandchildren).
Mrs S Hilton (granddaughter, rep Mr M Hilton and great-grandchildren).
Mourners who met at the crematorium included: Miss J Van-Der-Kraan, Mr J Moores, Mr P Moores (rep Claire, Brandon and Shannon), Mr A Park (rep Mrs E Park), Mr F Bradshaw, Mr J Harding, Mr and Mrs B Machin, Mr and Mrs D Copestick (rep Miss C Copestick), Mr S Bailey, Mrs KA Bailey, Mrs D Lacey (rep Mr L Lacey, Mrs N Hancock and Mrs S Byrom), Mrs N Wilkinson, Miss K Whitehurst (rep Miss J Snelson), Mr P Yoxall (rep Mrs D Yoxall).
Mrs P Hancock, Mr S Unwin, Mr J Cross, Mr S Hulme, Mr and Mrs A Townley, Mrs M Hallett (rep Mr and Mrs D Van-Der-Kraan), Mr T Shufflebotham (rep Mrs J Shufflebotham), Mr N Chaddock (rep Mrs J Chaddock), Mr R Barton (rep Mrs Y Barton and Mr J Barton), Mr J Yates, Mr and Mrs R Pointon (rep Mr and Mrs B and G Stubbs), Mrs H Lomas (rep Mr S Lomas), Mr and Mrs G Cope, Mrs J Yoxall, Mrs K Broadhead, Mr J Yoxall, Miss K Yoxall, Mr D Yoxall, Mr T Yoxall, Mr and Mrs JA Mulley.
Mr J Cutts, Mr T Sandbach, Mrs V Lines, Mrs A Phillips (rep Mrs D Mathers), Mr R Edwards (rep Mrs P Edwards), Mr G and Mrs M Rathbone.
Messrs Alan Finneron Funeral Directors, of West Street, Congleton, were in charge of the funeral arrangements and provided bearers.