Tributes paid to father killed in M54 motorbike crash
A heartfelt tribute has been paid to a motorcyclist killed in a crash on the M54.
Gordon Nutt, who was from Wolverhampton but worked in Telford for many years, died when his motorcycle was involved in a collision with a car.
Today, former colleague Mark Lloyd paid tribute to Mr Nutt, describing him as a “pleasure to know”.
He said: “I send my heartfelt condolences to Gordon’s family at this very sad time.
"I had the pleasure and honour of working every day with Gordon from 1995 during his days at Federal Electric Ltd in Fordhouses, Wolverhampton through to his retirement in 2014 at Schneider Electric in Telford.
“In life and in the workplace, I always judged people by their total honesty, integrity, respect, kindness and selfless attitude towards other people, and I can say with pride that Gordon was a credit to humanity in every possible way.
"Gordon was one of life’s good, genuine people and he was a pleasure to know and a positive man to work with, as he told it respectfully straight, and with wisdom and truth, which is what everyone should strive for.”
He added: “On Gordon’s retirement day from Schneider Electric, I had the privilege of giving his farewell speech on behalf of all of his work friends and colleagues.
“There were so many positive and good things to say about Gordon.
“Gordon’s detailed knowledge of classic cars, bikes, music, local history, mechanics and indeed on any other subject matter were well known and very respected.
“Gordon’s humorous recollections of his visits to car shows, summer fetes, the seaside, and even to the National Lawnmower Museum were always told with a boyish enthusiastic glint in his eye.
“Life can be so very cruel and uncertain, but I am truly proud to have known Gordon for decades, and I, along with so many other people, will never forget this kind and honest man.”
Tributes have also been left to the 68-year-old father on Facebook.
Scott Wadelin described him as "a lovely and kind guy," while John Sheppard wrote: "Dear Gordon a champion lemon drizzle cake maker.
"Thank you for all the fun and laughter and your wonderful company. Irreplaceable in our hearts forever."
Robert Wadelin added: "Our neighbour and friend, a true gent. We can't believe it! Rest in peace."
Police are investigating the fatal crash, which happened in the eastbound carriageway between Junction 3 for Cosford and Junction 2 for Wolverhampton at around 11pm last Wednesday.
Anyone with information is urged to call police on 101 quoting incident number 990 of 11 July.