Crowds turn out to watch Sticky O’Rourke’s funeral procession through Falmouth

CROWDS turned out in Falmouth this morning to watch the funeral procession of Falmouth man Sticky O’Rourke.

People came out to pay their respects as the procession made its way to The Moor.

A horse-drawn hearse brought Sticky, whose real name was Terry Powell, through Falmouth one final time following his death on Monday, August 24.

The hearse took him from his mother’s home in Grenville Road down Dracaena Avenue and past Kimberley Park to The Moor.

Sticky’s sister Tanya said that a ‘vibrant’ service was then planned at Truro’s Penmount Crematorium.

Read more: Tributes to Sticky O’Rourke

The cortege left Grenville Road at 10am before making its way down to The Moor.

Sticky was a character known to a huge number of people both in Falmouth and Truro, where he had also lived.

At one point he was known by an extended version of his name, going by Sticky Squidget Mushroom Midget O’Really O’Reilly O’Rourke, but in latter years had simply gone by ‘Sticky’.

He split opinion through his life, having spent time in prison, but with a tribute page in his memory also receiving hundreds of comments after his death.