Tribute paid to driver who died in Long Sutton crash

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Graham Carter
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Graham Carter's grandchildren knew him as 'Granddad Grumps'

The family of a man who died when his car was involved in a crash with a lorry said he would be "desperately missed by all who knew him".

Graham Carter, 67, from Lutton, near Long Sutton, died at the scene of the crash in Market Street, Long Sutton, on 1 February.

The 50-year-old lorry driver from Spalding suffered minor injuries.

Mr Carter's family said they had received hundreds of cards since his death.

'Sense of humour'

In a statement, they said: "His grandchildren knew him as Grandad 'Grumps' but all who knew him will recognise Graham's rich sense of humour in that title."

They said they had received cards from young people he inspired through his work with the cubs.

Mr Carter played the bugle and the E-flat Cavalry trumpet for the six years he was in the Kings Troop Royal Artillery and often played The Last Post at ceremonial events and funerals, his family said.

They spoke of his pride when, in 2007, he shook hands with the Queen when he was involved in a parade in Hyde Park.

Mr Carter worked for the MoD Police for 29 years, where he was promoted to the rank of sergeant. When he retired he played bowls, becoming a coach and an umpire.

His family said: "Graham was an active, enthusiastic fun-loving man who many idolised. His death has left a big hole in our lives."

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