Estate agent Anthony Gregson, former partner at Weymouth firm Hull Gregson & Hull, has died aged 81, after a short illness.
The well-known agent and community stalwart was born in Bury and moved to the south coast town in his late teens.
After spending three years at RAF Gutersloh in Germany air traffic control, Anthony started work at Rebbeck Bros estate agency in Bournemouth, where he trained for four years.
He then joined Hull Gregson & Hull – at that time RE Hull – and became a partner in 1968, when the name of the firm changed.
Tributes have been paid by former colleagues and friends including Mark Bonnett (left), a director at Hull Gregson & Hull, who says: “I started working for Tony in 1983 and he was great to work for.
“He was like a second father and we will miss him terribly. He had a wealth of knowledge and will be missed by the whole town.”
Anthony was a big part of the community, taking a role in the Rotary Club of Weymouth, the Catenian Association and Weymouth Round Table, where he arranged for the Red Arrows to visit Weymouth for the first time.