A FAMILY has paid a moving tribute to a fanatical Southend United supporter who has died, aged 75.

Mike Davis, who lived in Kent, sadly lost his battle with the coronavirus last week.

And a statement from the family told of just how much he loved the Shrimpers.

It read: “Mike had supported Southend all his life, with his first game being in 1954.

“He followed in his father’s footsteps who used to watch the Shrimpers at the old greyhound site.

“He would always talk about his favourite memories and players, Sam McCrory, Derek Spence, Stan Collymore and David Crown to name but a few.

“His favourite games were the Liverpool game in 1979, Tottenham game in 1989, Manchester United in 2007 and Chelsea in 2009.

“He travelled from Rochester in Kent for every game and the family enclosure in the West Bank will be much quieter without his voice.

“But his daughter Sam and grandkids Jamie and Mitchell will be continuing in support on his behalf.

Mike was also a huge Elvis Presley fan.

And he worked tirelessly to raise funds for charity.

“Mike was also an avid Elvis Presley fan and founded the Elvis in Essex fan club with his late wife in 1983,” added the statement.

“He also worked for the nationwide Elvis Travel Service and raised over £50,000 for children’s charities while running this.

“He will be sorely missed by friends and family.

“He was a loving dad, grandad and great grandad.”