Today Oxford United will say farewell to a club Legend.
Joey Beauchamp signed as a YTS trainee in 1987 having been a ball boy at the Milk Cup Final in 1986 as part of the Summertown Stars side. He is currently 10th in the Oxford appearances table with 428 games, and fifth in the all-time Oxford goalscoring chart with 80.
Joey's funeral service will be held at St Mary's Church, Kidlington today at 12.00pm, followed by a private committal.
The cortege will leave Kingsway Drive, Kidlington at 11.30 and travel along Bicester Road, Evans Lane, Mill Street and Church Street to arrive at the church at 11.45
Fans are invited to say their goodbyes along that route although the actual service is likely to be exceptionally well attended and the family therefore request that respect is shown to the family and close friends of Joey and the capacity of the church.
Provisions will be in place for all those unable to get a seat on the day to watch the service from the overflow areas and outside.
Former players, Managers and staff will be joined by Karl Robinson and the current players as well as Dan Harris and Academy staff.
With this in mind the Training Ground, club offices, Club Shop and Ticket Office will be closed throughout the day to allow staff to attend.
After talking to Joey's family we will not be covering the funeral on club channels or social media but the service will be live streamed and the details for this can be requested by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Flowers in Joey's memory can be sent to C.S. Boswell Independent Funeral Services, 7 Bicester Road, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 2LA by 10am on the day
As well as being one of the club’s greatest ever players, Joey was first and foremost the proud father of daughters Jessie and Bella.
Both the club and his family are raising money in Joey's memory to place into trust to support the future and well-being of his girls, leaving a true legacy for future years.
If you can. please help. The fundraising page can be found HERE