TRIBUTES are flooding in for Lockeridge couple John and Judith Woodget, who died in a car crash on Sunday evening.

They were travelling on the westbound carriageway of the A303 at Sutton Scotney, near Winchester, just before 5pm when their car collided with a lorry parked in a lay-by.

Sadly Mr Woodget, 64, who was the front seat passenger, died at the scene and 65-year-old Mrs Woodget died on Monday at Southampton General Hospital with family at her side. The lorry driver suffered minor injuries and was taken to hospital as a precaution.

Hampshire Police closed the road for several hours and have launched an investigation into the cause of the crash and are appealing for witnesses.

In a statement, the family said John and Judith were adored by their children, Matthew, Lucy and Sarah, and their grandsons Theodore, Maxwell, Sebastian and Miles.

“The hole left in the family is unfathomable. They were a hugely caring, fun loving and inspirational couple," they said in a statement.

“They constantly provided time, energy and help to so many people, from family and friends to the community and beyond.”

Friends have also spoken of their shock and how the couple’s death will be a huge loss to the village.

They lived at Dene Farm Cottages and took an active role in village life.

Mrs Woodget was best-known for her love of gardening, a passion she developed from a young age and her talent led her to run her own garden design business for the last 20 years.

She was also a heavily involved with Kennet Valley Primary School, serving on the governing body and helping to run its after school gardening club.

She was also a Fyfield with Overton parish councillor representing Lockeridge and championed a campaign to improve road safety in the village and stop it being used as a rat run.

Mr Woodget, who was a vintage car enthusiast, had a successful career working at Intel based at their Swindon offices as a worldwide managing director and director of marketing of Intel in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

He also worked tirelessly for the Wiltshire Community Foundation.

“We have lost a wonderful friend,” said chief executive Rosemary Macdonald. “John joined us as at trustee in 2009 and became our chairman in 2014.

“John was passionate about Wiltshire Community Foundation and about the charities and students we have funded over the years. He was amazingly generous with his time, knowledge and friendship.

“John retired in December so he could devote more time to his family and other interests. We were blessed to be one of those interests.

“He had indefatigable energy, an infectious personality and real vision.

“John and Judith made a great team, they enjoyed and embraced life. They will both be greatly missed.”

The family say tributes to the couple are welcome via donations to the John and Judith Woodget Fund at the  Wiltshire Community Foundation. Donations can be left via or by ringing (01380) 729284.