Toby Wheatley, an auctioneer at Pearsons in Hedge End, near Southampton, has died aged 56.
Wheatley had 40 years’ experience as an estate agent in Hampshire and launched the auctioneering sector of Pearsons.
He has a wife and three children. His funeral was held at the church where he got married and where his father was vicar.
The firm is headed by Roger Parsons.