Former team-mates of Barry Stobart joined his family and friends to pay tribute to Wolves’ FA Cup winning midfielder at his funeral at St Peter’s Church in the City Centre today.
Barry, who passed away recently at the age of 75, was one of Wolves’ heroes of the 1960 FA Cup Final win against Blackburn having more than justified his position at Wembley as a surprise inclusion by boss Stan Cullis.
The funeral cortege stopped at Molineux enroute to the church on Thursday morning, with office staff from Wolves gathering outside the stadium to pay their respects.
Guests at the service – led by Wolves chaplain and Rector of Wolverhampton David Wright – included Ron Flowers,Ted Farmer, John Richards, Mel Eves, Fred Davies, Gerry O’Hara, Phil Parkes, Graham Hawkins and Jim Barron.
Wolves' CEO Jez Moxey also attended the service, along with club historian and programme editor John Hendley and club historian Graham Hughes.
After his playing career came to a close Barry was also a manager, guiding Willenhall Town to the FA Vase Final in the 1980/81 season, and many of their squad were also present today.
The order of service, in true cup final traditions, included the congregation singing ‘Abide with Me’.
Barry's coffin was carried into church by pall bearers, grandson Joshua Stobart, nephews Josef Hawkes and Christian Broadhurst and brother-in-law Alan Hawkes.
Grandson Jacob Stobart walked behind the coffin sporting a Wolves shirt with '8' and 'Stobart' on the back.