A request to wear red at funeral of popular Earl St Vincent pub boss Sticky

Funeral service for Sticky of the Earl St Vincent

The funeral service for a Ramsgate pub landlord who was “the life and soul of the place” will be held on Friday, August 26.

Derek Bailey – best known as Sticky – was landlord of the Earl St Vincent pub in King Street and, for some 15 years, had lived above the premises.

He was a familiar face to punters as a long-time customer of the pub as well as the man at the helm.

The dad-of-eight and grandad-of-11 sadly passed away on August 3 aged just 57.

Daughter Kirsty Bailey said: “Sticky was running the Earl St Vincent and he was the life and soul of the place. If anyone knew how to party it was definitely him.

Family man

“He loved everyone and most of all he loved all eight of his children and 11 grandkids. They were the most important to him.”

The funeral will be held at Thanet Crematorium at 10.45am on August 26. The pub will be open from 9am and the procession will leave from there at 10am with people welcome to follow behind.

Kirsty added: “The wake will be back at the Vincent pub afterwards to celebrate his life in Sticky style.

“There will be no flower  but any donation towards the funeral would be much appreciated through Twyman and Holmes or there will be a pot on the bar at the Vincent pub.

“Can people please wear something red as this was Sticky’s favourite colour but no Liverpool shirts as it’s only his children that are wearing those.

“Anyone following who would like to add anything red to their cars would be more than welcome.

“We want to give Sticky the best send off.”