Mourners pay respects to Lurgan scrap dealer Arthur Gentle

Well-known scrap dealer Arthur Gentle has been laid to rest after a funeral in Lurgan.

Saturday, 23rd April 2016, 8:08 pm
Updated Saturday, 23rd April 2016, 9:13 pm
Pacemaker press 23/04/2016 Pictured are family and freinds at the funeral of legendary Romany Gypsy Arthur Gentle. Arthurs funeral has taken place from his home in Lurgan then on to St Peters church Lurgan, Co Armagh. The much loved great great grandfather was well known all over Ireland and beyond. He dealt in horses, scrap metal and hand made gypsy waggon's. At his funeral mourner's came from as far as Spain,America, Australia,England and the south of Ireland. Picture Mark Marlow/pacemaker press

Mr Gentle, who died at Craigavon Area Hospital on April 20, was the husband of the late Margaret, of William Street.

A large number of mourners from far and wide paid their respects as Mr Gentle’s coffin was carried in a horse-drawn procession through the town.

The funeral was from his late home to St Peter’s Church for Requiem Mass. Interment took place in St Colman’s Cemetery.

A great, great grandfather, Mr Gentle was the father of Bridget, Ann, Arthur, Ada, Teresa, Agnes, Linda, Caroline and Isobel and the late Freddie and Ben.