A FUNERAL will be held for a Kidderminster man who delivered The Shuttle for 30 years.

Adam Cox was a familiar face around Oakfield Road, where he lived all his life and delivered The Shuttle each Thursday for the last 30 years.

As well as delivering papers, the 44-year-old was a full-time carer for his mum Sheila.

Paying tribute to her son, Mrs Cox said: "He did everything for me - he was my whole world.

"Adam never had a bad word to say to anyone. He used to do my shopping for me seven mornings a week.

"He lived for music and he would always have the papers stacked up neatly ready to be delivered each week.

"Everyone around here would tell you he was a lovely lad. He was very quiet but nothing was too much trouble for him."

Mrs Cox said Adam passed away in June after slipping over in the bath while she was in hospital.

A post-mortem examination concluded that he died from natural causes, therefore no inquest was held into the cause of death.

A funeral is set to be held at St John's Church in Wolverley on Friday, November 15.