Shropshire

Jeffrey Blundell: Tributes to Shropshire businessman

Jeffrey Blundell
Image caption Jeffrey Blundell renovated pubs in Shropshire

The family of a businessman killed in a car crash have paid tribute to a "wonderful" man.

Jeffrey Blundell, 57, from Clive, north Shropshire, was formally identified on Thursday.

He died when his black Peugeot 307 was involved in a collision with a lorry on the A49 near Preston Brockhurst just after 01:00 GMT on 29 November.

Mr Blundell is survived by his wife Carol, son Phillip, 28, and daughter Sarah, 25.

His sister Carole Hawtin said: "Jeff was a wonderful man who was both big in stature and in personality.

'Sorely missed'

"He was a kind, generous loving husband and father."

Mr Blundell was a design engineer but 15 years ago he moved to Shrewsbury where he renovated the Four Crosses pub and restaurant at Bicton and the Fox and Hounds at Shawbury.

Ms Hawtin said: "He will be sorely missed by all those who knew him and the world is a sadder place without him."

Police are continuing to investigate the collision and have renewed their appeal for witnesses.

An inquest is expected to be opened by the coroner for Mid and North Shropshire, John Ellery, early next week.

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