THE devastated family of a 43-year-old man who died in a collision in a Wrexham village have paid tribute to him.

Paul Williams, of Stryd-Issa, Penycae, died following an RTC near Bronwylfa Hall on Saturday, June 22. 

Mr Williams' family said: “Paul was a real character, full of life, fun, loving, very popular and his smile would light up any room.

“He was a devoted daddy of Macey, 10, and Ezme, 4. They loved spending time together, having fun, going on trips and adventures.

“He was a loving son of Liz and (the late) Phillip Vaughan Williams, little brother of Lee, loved brother-in-law of Joanne and “Naughty Uncle Paul” of Evan, Huw and Cadi.

“He enjoyed tinkering with motorbikes, cars and Volkswagen campervans at his friends’ garage, he loved going on holiday, eating out and socialising.

“He was great company, had lots of friends who loved him and will miss him dearly.

“Paul was taken from us so tragically. No words can describe the pain of losing him.

“We are completely devastated and heartbroken by his sudden loss. He will be truly missed by all of us.

“May you now rest in peace. Nos da cariad, love you always, from all of your loving family.”

* An inquest was opened today (Monday, July 1) at County Hall in Ruthin into Mr Williams' death and adjourned pending a full inquest at a later date.