To everyone who knew him, Jack Logan was the man with a friendly smile constantly fixed on his face.
Even to his last moments, he remained "completely content and peaceful", his eldest son Bruce recalls.
The elder Mr Logan had lived in Wagga since retiring from the Soil Conservation Society in 2001, after 55 years' work.
Until 2019, he lived at Riverina Gums Retirement Village, where he served as the residence group secretary.
He died on August 29th at RSL LifeCare Remembrance Village in Wagga, just weeks after his 96th birthday on August 13.
"[Dad] was there for only nine months but he made a lot of friends and received excellent care," Bruce Logan said.
"He passed away peacefully in his sleep, so that was God's mercy."
When the younger Mr Logan visited his father for his 96th birthday, he recalls seeing that he was "frail but not sick".
"He was cracking jokes and still making everyone smile," Mr Logan said.
"A few weeks later, he took sick and there was nothing that could be done."
A regular to the morning church service, he became known as one of the friendliest men at Wagga Baptist Church.
"He was always looking for new people to introduce himself to and that meant that he was very well known," said his son.
A week ago, the family hosted a funeral at the church. But owing to the COVID-19 protocols, the send-off was far smaller than they would have liked.
Jack's only daughter, Judy, her five children and nine grandchildren were not even able to make it to the funeral, because they live in Victoria. In fact, she had not seen her father since April.
"That was quite distressing," Mr Logan said.
"She said it was very hard. She said, 'I just want to hug him'," Mr Logan said.
Inside the church auditorium for the funeral were Bruce's five children and 14 grandchildren as well as Jack's other son, Philip and his three daughters.
"It was very unusual. We had our families in the main auditorium and then his friends had to watch from the next room," Mr Logan said.
"I really don't know how many others came. We couldn't mingle with anyone."
Though his funeral was understated, Jack Logan's life was far from, and this, his son hopes, will be his lasting legacy.
"Everyone knew him. He was such a good friend," he said.
He is survived by his three children, 13 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. He will be buried beside his late wife Grace, who died in 2013.