Family, friends and colleagues paid tritbute to a ‘great guy’ today after he was killed in a road accident with his best friend.
Jamie Dickson, 35, who lived with his father, Douglas, at Bamber Bridge, died at the scene after his car was involved in a head-on collisiion late on Wednesday night.
He was travelling towards Preston on the A674 at Feniscowles with Kevin Evans, 34, who was formerly of Euxton.
A statement from the family said: “Jamie was sadly taken away from his family and will always be remembered as a fun-loving, caring, kind and young driven man who had high expectations in life.
“He was a great son, brother and uncle who will never be forgotten.”
Colleagues at Lunar Caravans in Preston, where Jamie had worked for the past three years, were devastated by news of his death.
Ken Lawrence, purchasing manager at the company on Sheardley Road, and also a family friend, said: “He was a very valued member of our team and will be sorely missed.
“He worked in our cabinet shop and all his colleagues have been very subdued since they heard the news.
“I spoke to him only at the end of last week and feel absolutely devastated, not just because he works here but because I know his father as well.”
Work colleague Ashley Raey, 24, said: “He was an inspiration. He lifted up all up and never had a bad day.”
Staff at the Ley Inn in Clayton-le-Woods, which Jamie and father-of-two Kevin would often visit together on weekends, said the two men were best friends.
One, who asked not to be named, said: “They were inseperable, and would refer to each other as brothers, even though they weren’t.
“They’ve been coming in here for about 10 years so this has left a real hole in the community.”
Sergio Nogueira, a waiter at Halfway House in Clayton-le-Woods, also said Jamie’s niece, 16-year-old Talisha, worked at the restaurant.
He said: “She would often talk about her uncle and how great he was.
“He was very friendly guy who would chat to staff at the bar.”