The eulogy to the football great came at a private family service which followed remarkable scenes in his home town of Ashington, Northumberland, where thousands lined the streets to pay respect to “Wor Jack”.
After the service, the family added: “We’d like to thank people who turned out on the streets of Ashington, we were all overwhelmed and he would have been thrilled by the outpouring of kindness.”
Charlton died earlier this month aged 85.
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The former Republic of Ireland manager, who won the World Cup playing for England, died on July 10 aged 85 Photo: PA
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Wife Pat (centre) outside West Road Crematorium, in Newcastle arriving for the funeral of Jack Charlton Photo: PA
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Brother Tommy Charlton outside West Road Crematorium, in Newcastle arriving for the funeral of Jack Charlton Photo: PA
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The coffin of Jack Charlton is taken into West Road Crematorium, in Newcastle for his funeral Photo: PA