The sister of a man who died following a fire at a Brentford care home has paid tribute to the 'larger-than-life' joker known for his love of bright clothes.
Ian Morley died aged 57 on Friday, August 1, the day after being badly burnt in a blaze at Greenrods Place, in Clayponds Lane , where he lived.
His funeral is due to take place next Friday (August 22) in Hanworth and mourners have been asked to wear brightly-coloured ties or other accessories in a nod to his flamboyant dress sense.
"He was a larger-than-life character, with a great sense of humour, and he was known for his brightly-coloured clothing, especially his Hawaiian shirts and Bermuda shorts," said his sister Jayne Chilton.
"He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. All gentlemen are asked to wear brightly coloured ties to his funeral and ladies are asked to wear at least one item of bright clothing."
Mr Morley grew up on the Sparrow Farm estate in Feltham and attended Feltham Comprehensive School, as it was then known.
The father-of-four, who had two grandchildren, worked as an import manager for the courier company DHL before retiring as ill health took hold.
The sports enthusiast, who was a big Manchester United fan, lived at Wooldridge Close, in Bedfont, until moving to sheltered accommodation at Greenrod Place in March because he struggled to cope on his own with multiple sclerosis and diabetes.
* Ian David Morley's funeral will be held next Friday, August 22, at 2pm, at South West Middlesex Crematorium, in Hounslow Road, Hanworth. It will be followed by a wake. His family have asked for donations to be made in his memory to Multiple Sclerosis Society UK .