Farmer Dennis Mayhew took his final journey on a trailer towed by a Massey Ferguson tractor, and he was accompanied all the way by his devoted dog Lilly.
Dennis, known as Denny, was still working on the land months before his death aged 84.
Mr Mayhew, who lived in the Marham and whose funeral took place at the village church, leaves daughters Christine Eves and Tracey Jackson along with four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Mrs Eves, who lives in Swaffham, said: “It is very fitting for him to be transported to church on the back of a trailer. I think he would have approved.
“He was a farmer from the age of 13 and was still working up to three months before he died.”
Mr Mayhew moved to Marham 50 years ago to work for David Wales.
He retired at the age of 65 but he loved the job so much he was soon back at work.
He was married for 50 years to Freda, who died seven years ago.
Mrs Eves said: “He was a very considerate man. He used to pick up papers for people when the village shop was open.”
He adopted three-year-old Lilly when she was 15 months old.