Neville Smith, who was born in 1932, grew up in Hoxne and Eye, coming to the area in 1938 from Fulham.
He attended Eye Grammar School and was also a choirboy at the parish church. Following school, he became a National Serviceman in the RAF.
During this time, he was employed as a medical orderly on troop carriers in the Korean War. This experience decided him upon a medical career.
After time at Norwich City College he entered the Medical School at Sheffield University, qualifying as a doctor in 1963.
He followed a career in general practice and hospital medicine in Sheffield and Nottingham, obtaining a higher qualification in medicine.
Neville always maintained his links with Suffolk and the Eye area. On September 8 his ashes were interred at Eye Parish Church.
Neville leaves a widow, Kay, three children and five grandchildren.