A FUNERAL has been planned after the tragic death of a young dad.

Gareth Jones, aged 36, had been making plans to marry his fiancée before he passed away in his sleep on Monday.

His family have announced details of his service which will be on Friday, February 22, at 1.30pm, at Bolton Parish Church, in Churchgate, before travelling to the West Chapel at Overdale Cemetery, at 3pm.

Later there will be an event to celebrate the Gareth's life at the Roundhouse, in Halliwell.

Family of the father-of-three described him as an entertainer who loved telling jokes and making people laugh and, although he had a lifelong struggle with epilepsy, never let it hold him back.

Gareth had been making plans to marry his fiancée, Lisa Booth, while continuing in his duties as doting father to three teenage boys — Alan, 15, Jake, 18, and Leroy, 19.

He grew up in Halliwell, attended Sharples School, and was a popular member of the community as well as being a keen Bolton Wanderers fan.