A tribute has been paid to a lifelong Wrexham AFC fan who died last week. 

Shaun Jones was 47 years old when he sadly passed away from a heart condition on Wednesday, October 19. 

Shaun was the husband of Joanne and dad to Olivia and Emily. 

He lived in Nantwich, had a career in logistics and transport, and had a lifelong love for football, especially Wrexham AFC. 

The Leader: Shaun Jones and Lee Chamberlain at the Racecourse. Shaun Jones and Lee Chamberlain at the Racecourse. (Image: Lee Chamberlain)

Shaun was a season ticket holder at the Racecourse and would watch Wrexham home and away alongside one of his best mates, Lee Chamberlain, who has paid tribute to him. 

Lee said: "He was the life and soul of the party, you always knew he was there and he was a proper joker. His death has hit a lot of people hard. 

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"We met playing football in the 90s, then we worked together for years and eventually became best mates. 

"Shaun was a proper football man, he played and coached at a number of teams in the Wrexham and Flintshire area. 

"He loved football that much that everyone will be wearing football shirts at his funeral. 

"He was just a brilliant character."

Following Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds's takeover, Shaun and Lee got season tickets to follow the Reds as they aimed to get out of the National League. 

Something that Shaun was convinced would happen this season. 

Lee added: "Shaun was sure we were going to go up this season, we had the hotels booked in Torquay for the final game, so it'll be really bittersweet if we do go up and my mate isn't sat there beside me.

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"We sat in the Mold Road stand and we absolutely loved it, I'm going to really miss him."

For tonight's game against Halifax Town, Shaun's daughter Emily, who is also football mad will take her dad's seat at the Racecourse to cheer the Reds on. 

As a mark of respect, Shaun's family and friends are hoping to have a minute of applause in the 15th minute of tonight's game. 

Shaun was born on March 15, so it is hoped the applause can pay tribute to him at a place he loved to be.