Don Lock’s funeral procession leaves mourners emotional

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WITNESSES to today’s (August 12) funeral procession of Don Lock have paid their own loving tributes to the 79-year-old great-grandfather.

Hundreds of cyclists, friends and those simply wishing to pay their final respects to Mr Lock joined the procession from Broadwater Green to Worthing Crematorium.

Procession of cyclists, including members of the Worthing Excelsior Cycling Club, accompany the coffin of great-grandfather Don Lock ahead of his funeral at Worthing Crematorium. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday August 12, 2015. Lock, a keen cyclist, was stabbed to death in an alleged road rage attack following a collision involving his car and another vehicle on the A24 at Findon, near Worthing, West Sussex, on July 16. See PA story FUNERAL Lock. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Procession of cyclists, including members of the Worthing Excelsior Cycling Club, accompany the coffin of great-grandfather Don Lock ahead of his funeral at Worthing Crematorium. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday August 12, 2015. Lock, a keen cyclist, was stabbed to death in an alleged road rage attack following a collision involving his car and another vehicle on the A24 at Findon, near Worthing, West Sussex, on July 16. See PA story FUNERAL Lock. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire

About 800 people gathered at the crematorium for Mr Lock’s funeral.

And as the cortege made its way north from Worthing, Herald readers were left touched by the outpouring of sympathy from the community towards Mr Lock’s devastated family.

Many have taken to social media to pay their own tributes.

Speaking on the Herald’s Facebook page, Annette Holdaway said it was ‘an amazing sight, nothing more than he and his family deserve. Respect to all’.

Cyclists, including members of the Worthing Excelsior Cycling Club, gather at Broadwater Green ahead of accompanying the coffin of great-grandfather Don Lock for his funeral at Worthing Crematorium. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday August 12, 2015. Lock, a keen cyclist, was stabbed to death in an alleged road rage attack following a collision involving his car and another vehicle on the A24 at Findon, near Worthing, West Sussex, on July 16. See PA story FUNERAL Lock. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Cyclists, including members of the Worthing Excelsior Cycling Club, gather at Broadwater Green ahead of accompanying the coffin of great-grandfather Don Lock for his funeral at Worthing Crematorium. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday August 12, 2015. Lock, a keen cyclist, was stabbed to death in an alleged road rage attack following a collision involving his car and another vehicle on the A24 at Findon, near Worthing, West Sussex, on July 16. See PA story FUNERAL Lock. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Jill Haynes was also touched by the procession. She said: “I watched from the side of the road in Findon Valley. R.I.P Don Lock a very sad day but was glad to pay my respects to you and the family.”

Kerrie Hopkins also extended her sympathies, saying: “Thoughts with family and friends especially today.”

Whilem Marlene Smith added: “What a wonderful send off for Don Lock shows how much he was loved and respected. My thoughts are with the family and friends xx.”

To read about the funeral service, which saw hundreds of people in attendance, click here

For a further report about the procession see here.

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