A Bridlington haulage company owner and well known personality around the town and beyond who sadly passed away in early January will be remembered by family and friends during a funeral procession around town.
Barry Read, who drove and owned several trucks under the business name BB Read, passed away 10th January after a short illness.
Barry was aged 82 and he and his wife Sandra have three children, Kevin, Frances and Joanne.
Barry drove trucks throughout his career all over the U.K. and into Europe and beyond. He was the proud owner of a Goldwing motorcycle and owned several bikes during his lifetime.
He also wrote an autobiography of his life entitled ‘The Road Ahead – My Way’ which detailed his fascinating childhood and adult life in and around Bridlington.
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, numbers have been strictly limited for the funeral service at Octon on Thursday 4th February.
His family has asked that anyone who would like to pay their respects in person to stand on a extended route around Bridlington the funeral cortège will take.
The route arranged for 4th February commencing at 11.30am is as follows:
Martongate, Viking Road, Limekiln Lane, North Marine Drive, St Anne’s Road, Flamborough Road, Promenade (town centre), Bridge Street, South Marine Drive, Kingston Road, Kingsgate, Avocet Way, Mallard Court (where his wife Sandra is cared for), Kingsgate, Carnaby Industrial Estate, Carnaby village, Bessingby Hill, Easton Road and onwards to Octon Crematorium.
In a statement to the Echo, Barry’s family said: “Unfortunately, if you haven’t been invited to the service (only 30 allowed) due to Covid-19 restrictions please share this to as many people as you can who knew our dad. It would mean the world to him and us if the people who knew him could stand along the route.”
The family added: “If anyone would like to follow the procession on their motorbike – dad’s second passion after trucks – then please do so. Once at Octon we have been asked not to stay too long as respect for the funerals either side of Barry’s ceremony – and again due to social distancing We hope to see as many you to make dad’s celebration of his life perfect.”
“This is not the send off he would have wanted. If you knew dad, you would know he loved attention! Dad was a character, a one off and loved this town, his home since birth.”
Do you have any memories of Barry? If so please leave your tributes in the comments section for his family and friends to view.