Funeral details have been announced for a young man from a Cheshire village killed in a road accident.
George Heath, 20, from Tarvin, was on foot when he was involved in a collision with a lorry on the busy A49 in Tarporley shortly before 8am on Friday (March 4).
He had been out with friends in Chester the evening before the fatal collision but went missing in the early hours, prompting a missing person’s appeal by his family on social media.
The funeral service will take place at 2.30pm on Wednesday, March 16, at St Andrew’s Church, Tarvin, followed by burial in the churchyard.
His family want the service to be a ‘celebration’ of the life of their loved one who was popular across the generations, passionate about karting, enjoyed playing football and was a Liverpool fan.
They are grateful to Rev Adam Friend, vicar of St Andrew’s, who has been supporting them throughout their ordeal. On the day, there will be family flowers with donations to the church.
It is likely the service will be followed by a gathering at The George and Dragon village pub where George used to socialise and had begun working in the past few weeks.
George, who was studying journalism at Staffordshire University but had hoped to change to a graphic design course this autumn, is survived by his parents Paul and Gaynor Heath and 22-year-old brother Harry with whom he always enjoyed ‘banter’. He was ‘uncle George’ to Oscar – Harry’s partner Sophie’s little boy who will be two-years-old in May.
George is sadly missed by his ‘wonderful’ girlfriend Polly Gentle whom he met at university and ‘cherished very dearly’.
Mum Gaynor said her son had a ‘positive’ outlook, adding: “He was warm, he was kind, he was funny, larger than life.”
Dad Paul commented: “People say they live life to the max, I think it’s fair to say he got every ounce out of life, out of every minute of the day. He never stopped. If you asked him to do anything, he would never say no. If anyone asked him to do anything, if he could help, he would.”
For safety reasons the family has politely requested for any flowers to be left outside the family home in Deans Way, Tarvin, rather than alongside the busy A49 where the accident happened.
Cheshire Police are investigating the accident and officers would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed anything in the run-up to the incident, or witnessed the collision itself.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Cheshire Police on 101, quoting incident 155 of 4/3/16.