The late Graham Taylor OBE Funeral Today in Watford St Marys Parish Church


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A service in memory of the football legend was held at St Mary's church in Watford, the town whose team he took to the top of the game.

 

A thousand mourners and stars from the world of football attended the funeral of former England, Watford and Aston Villa manager Graham Taylor.

 

Sir Alex Ferguson, Arsene Wenger, Former England players John Barnes, Luther Blissett and David Platt and Watford captain Troy Deeney were among those who gathered at the funeral in Watford.

 

Former England star John Barnes Former England star John Barnes

 

Sky Sports presenter Adam Leventhal with Burnley manager Sean Dyche Sky Sports presenter Adam Leventhal with Burnley manager Sean Dyche

 

Tommy Mooney, Chris Kamara and Tony CotonTommy Mooney, Chris Kamara and Tony Coton

 

Former England player Lee Dixon Former England player Lee Dixon attends

 

Tim Sherwood and Chris RamseyTim Sherwood (left) and Chris Ramsey (right)
Tim Sherwood came through the ranks at Watford under Taylor

 

The Family arrive with the hearse arrived at 1pm

 

The service was be relayed via Big video screens to those outside the St Marys Church on the high street.

 


His coffin was brought in by six pallbearers, with flowers reflecting the colours of Watford Football Club.

 

The first hymn - Lead Us Heavenly Father Lead Us - was sung at his wedding to wife Rita, whom he first declared his love for aged 13.

 

Joanne the daughter of Graham Taylor spoke a funeral giving her memories and what she lived about her dad.

 

The Union Flag covered his coffin, on which his OBE was placed. The Union Flag covered his coffin, on which his OBE was placed.

 

BBC commentator John Motson read a tribute from ex-Watford owner Sir Elton John who was not at the funeral.

 

We were like Batman and Robin: Sir Elton John pays tribute to ex-England manager Graham Taylor as the game's greats including Sir Alex Ferguson and Trevor Brooking pay their final respects

 

Church Service ends and Graham Taylor's coffin brought out

 

Fans Applaud Family in respect for the great graham Taylor

 

The "Golden Boy" is remembered at The One Bell pub in Watford

 

For those who are not present on the day, a tribute event is in the planning stages to be held at Vicarage Road in the summer - shortly after the conclusion of the Premier League season, which finishes on May 21.

 

 

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