Friends, family and regulars of the Crown and Sceptre pub in St Marychurch, Torquay, gathered for the funeral of renowned landlord Roy Wheeler this morning.
There was standing room only at St Mary's Church, St Marychurch, for the service in honour of Roy, 74, who was fondly and famously known as the 'rudest' landlord in the town.
This was followed a wake at his pub, the Crown and Sceptre, which he ran for 38 years.
Friends paid tribute to Roy and described him as a 'genuine' and 'lovely man' who wasn't afraid to throw a few tongue in cheek insults into conversation.
Tracey Vine. who was a regular at the pub, said Roy always made her feel welcome.
"You couldn't fault him and he was lovely to by son Conor," she said.
"It was lovely to see the church so packed."
Terry Watkins, who had known Roy for 13 years, said: "Roy was straight to the point and wasn't afraid to say the odd nasty word.
"But he was a genuine, down to earth person who will truly be missed."
Kevin Unsworth met Roy more than 30 years ago.
"He was a gentleman with a cheeky humour and loved a bit of banter," said Kevin.
"He was a one off."
Ruy leaves Heather, sons Stuart and David and grandsons Aaron and Conor.