Fleetwood Town stars of past and present pay respects at Ted Lowery's funeral

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Fleetwood Town FC stars of past and present paid their respects to club legend Ted Lowery at his funeral this morning.

Town chairman Andy Pilley, head coach John Sheridan and the whole of the current first team where joined by stars from across the ages as they bade farewell to Lowery, who passed away after a short illness aged 87 last month.

Ted Lowery

Ted Lowery

The first team and staff formed a guard of honour at the club's Highbury base for the vice-president's hearse as he made his final journey to Carleton Crematorium.

Lowery's favourite player Jon Parkin joined club captain Nathan Pond and current players Ash Eastham, Bobby Grant, Cian Bolger and Chris Neal in carrying the coffin into the crematorium.

Mourners including ex-boss Graham Alexander and his old assistant Chris Lucketti joined Fleetwood fans and Lowery's family in a packed crematorium to hear club chaplain reverend George Ayoma lead a service remembering his life.

They heard how the long-serving volunteer, who had been involved at the club for more than 30 years will forever be known as Mr Fleetwood Town.

The guard of honour

The guard of honour

See The Gazette tomorrow for more from Mr Lowery's funeral.

Ted Lowery

Ted Lowery

Ash Eastham, Nathan Pond, Cian Bolger, Jon Parkin, Bobby Grant and Chris Neal carry the coffin

Ash Eastham, Nathan Pond, Cian Bolger, Jon Parkin, Bobby Grant and Chris Neal carry the coffin