The funeral was held on Tuesday afternoon of Greenisland pensioner, Eddie Girvan, who was found dead earlier this month at his home.
Crowds gathered to pay their respects during the service at Mulholland’s Funeral Home in Carrickfergus.
Reading the eulogy to Mr Girvan (67) was his long-time friend, John Milligan.
“I’d known Eddie for about 30 years; he was a friendly guy, very easy to talk to,” Mr Milligan said.
“He had a good heart and was always there to help anyone in trouble.”
A retired plumber, Mr Girvan developed a lasting interest in mechanics and engines during his youth.
“Eddie was very good at anything he turned his hand to,” Mr Milligan added. “He was into antiques as well and loved going around the antique shops in the area.”
Mr Girvan was interred at Victoria Cemetery in Carrickfergus. He is survived by his two daughters, Martina and Mandy.