Dave Edwards, 73, who owned and ran The Rose and Crown pub in Montague Street, Worthing for more than 20 years, sadly died on March 30.
Well-wishers bowed their heads and some had a shot of Port outside the pub on Friday, as the cortege passed through the streets before arriving at Worthing Crematorium.
His daughter, Victoria Daly, 48, said she put a post up on Facebook inviting people to come and pay their respects – but only expected about 20 people to turn out.
“There were about 150 people,” she said. “It was emotional – to think that all these people came out for your dad and to see how many people’s lives he touched.”
Read more in today’s Worthing Herald (Thursday, April 22).