TRIBUTES have been paid to a "loving husband" and "devoted priest" who died after being found in his car off the A303.

The Reverend Father Garry James Humphryes SSC, of Amesbury, was pronounced dead at the scene of the incident on June 4, shortly after police officers were called by a lorry driver to report a vehicle located down a steep bank off the busy road.

When emergency services attended the scene, just off the westbound carriageway of the A303 – before the junction with Solstice Park, Father Humphryes' white Vauxhall Corsa was discovered.

It is understood no other vehicles were involved.

Salisbury Journal:

Now, in tribute to him, his family have said: "Garry was a loving husband, a wonderful step father, a caring son, and brother.

"He was a devoted priest and cared deeply and passionately about the welfare of his soldiers and fellow Chaplains.

"He will be greatly missed by all."

Born in London in 1962, he grew up a keen cricketer and cross country runner competing to county level. He worked as a printer, before training as an Anglican priest.

He was appointed vicar of St Barnabas church, Morecombe, in 2004, and joined the local territorial army unit.

He joined the Royal Army Chaplain's Department in 2008, serving overseas and in the UK.

Rev Humphryes was described as a keen country sportsman, also enjoying football and cricket.

He is survived by his wife, Pam, and daughter heather.