Devastated family pay tribute to an "amazing father" and "shining light", Greg Flowers
A DAD who died while riding his motorbike has been described as an "amazing father" by his son.
Forty-year-old Gregory Richard Ness Flowers died while riding his motorbike on the A4109 between Crynant and Aberdulais on Wednesday morning.
In a touching and heartfelt tribute, his family have expressed their devastation of his death.
Greg's eldest son, Kyle, aged 20 said: "My father was an amazing father and a positive influence on my life, together with my sisters' lives."I would describe our dad as our best friend as well as being our light and strength.
"He was the shining light for all the family."
Greg's mother, Ann, said: "Greg was the sunshine of my world, always happy and helpful. No-one will ever replace him in this world. He gave the best hugs on numerous occasions, any time of the day and night.
"Being a mother to Greg and his brothers has been the best job in the world.
"I have been privileged and lucky to have had Greg in my life for 40 years."
In a tribute, Liwsi Callard Flowers, wife of Greg, said he was a loving father of three children, Kyle, Kira, 17 and Carys, 13 and was a loving husband of the late Angela Flowers.
She said: "Greg was a close brother to Andrew, Alan and Matthew, son of Neil and Ann, grandson of Phylis and the late Gwyn Thomas, also grandson to Nancy and Harold Flowers.
"My husband was a loving and caring person who was larger than life, always smiling and loved by every person who came into contact with him."He was well-known in our local village and places he worked as a prison officer and later a probation support officer.
"Greg's hobbies included fishing, playing on the PlayStation, supporting his much loved Liverpool football club, together with having the occasional pint at the local."
Richard and Sarah Callard Preedy, Greg's father and mother-in-law, added: "Greg was always fun and would be smiling any time of the day or night. I could not have wished for a better son-in-law and husband for my daughter. He was the best person anybody could meet.
"Our lives will never be the same without him but I cherish the memories I have of him. His only let-down was that he knew more about football than rugby."
Heartfelt tributes have also been paid to Mr Flowers, by colleagues, friends and the magistrates he worked in his role as a probation officer, most recently at Neath Magistrates' Court.
The incident took place at 8.25am on Wednesday. Mr Flowers was riding a blue Suzuki motorcycle on the A4109 road between Crynant and Aberdulais.Two other vehicles, a blue Renault Clio and a white Skoda taxi, travelling in the opposite direction were also involved in the collision.