Pershore Abbey overflowed as friends and family said their goodbyes to a man who “lived life to the fullest”.

Hundreds of people attended the funeral of Jobie Haynes, who died in a car crash earlier this year, aged just 26.

Pallbearers and friends wore pink suits or bright colours and there were floral tributes from the family. 

The service, officiated by Revd Alma Organ, began with a tribute written by Jobie’s father, Paul Haynes.

“Jobie really did live life to the full in every way,” said Ashlea Hooman, who read the tribute on her step-father’s behalf.

“He enjoyed travelling, motor vehicles and concerts, but most of his enjoyment came from his huge circle of friends.

“He did not waste a moment in his life.”

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Worcester News: Friends and family shared their memories of Jobie during the serviceFriends and family shared their memories of Jobie during the service (Image: Newsquest)

Jobie, previously of Ombersley but latterly of Strensham, died in a crash along the B4082 near Pinvin on Sunday, March 26.

He only returned to the country two weeks prior, having spent several months travelling Australia and Southeast Asia.

Paul’s tribute continued, thanking Jobie’s mother and step-father, Sue and Steve Tustin.

“Thank you to Jobie’s stepfather, Steve.

“You made him the man he was and for that I will always be grateful.

“He admired and respected you.

“Sue, you were the best mum a son could have wished for.

“Trust me, he knew how lucky he was.

“The love you both gave him was second to none.”

Worcester News: Jobie's coffin was carried by the pink-suited pallbearersJobie's coffin was carried by the pink-suited pallbearers (Image: Newsquest)

At the funeral on Friday (May 19), a eulogy written by Jobie’s mother was read by Ed Craven-Smith, the best man at Sue and Paul’s wedding.

“Where oh where do we begin,” it started.

“He came out like a rocket and that set the pace for the next 26 years.

“How do you sum up our son? Unique, full of fun, a great son and a brother to many.

“If love could bring you back then he would be here today.”

Worcester News: Jobie was just 26 when he diedJobie was just 26 when he died (Image: Newsquest)

The eulogy continued, reflecting on Jobie’s childhood and working life, including one job he had for just two hours.

Several humorous memories were shared, such as one involving an overflowing shower and another of a meeting with Father Christmas in Lapland.

After friends were given the chance to share their memories, the service came to a close before a wake at the Vale Golf and Country Club.