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Wednesday, 27 January 2021 13:34

William C. "Bill" Knott

William C. “Bill” Knott died peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on January 26, 2021. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonide Clayton Knott and Charles L. Knott, and his brother Charles Lewis Knott, Jr. He is survived by his beloved wife, Else Breitstadt Knott, his two children, William C. Knott, Jr. and Stefanie Ryan Knott, and his sister, Margaret Knott Harrison. Bill was born, raised and spent the vast majority of his life in Dinwiddie, Virginia. He attended Dinwiddie Public Schools and the University of Richmond. He served in the Army from 1958 to 1961, spending two years in Germany where he met his lovely bride. He held jobs in both the public and private sector, working as a loan officer fresh out of the Army, then as County Administrator of Dinwiddie County from 1970 to 1987, and finally as an insurance agent from 1988 to 2007. Bill loved everything about Dinwiddie and was heavily involved in the community. He was a member and past Commander of The American Legion, Dinwiddie Post 149, worshipped and taught Sunday school at Lebanon United Methodist Church, was a member of the Dinwiddie Ruritan Club, and was the voice of Dinwiddie General’s Football for over 50 years. Bill was an avid gardener throughout his life. For many years he would have a very large garden and take his harvest around to the elderly and others in the community so they could have fresh vegetables and conversation. Finally, Bill was a self described sports fanatic and always rooted for Dinwiddie High School Athletics, Richmond Spiders Athletics, Washington Football Team football, and Detroit Tigers baseball. A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 30, 2021 at Southlawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to The American Legion, Dinwiddie Post 149 or Lebanon United Methodist Church. Services by Williams Funeral Home & Crematory of Lawrenceville, VA.
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12 comments

  • Comment Link Susanne carmichael Thursday, 04 February 2021 20:33 posted by Susanne carmichael

    We are so sorry to hear of Mr. Bill’s passing dear Else. Sending peace and love to you and the family.
    The Carmichael’s

  • Comment Link Lankey and Dorothy Walker JR. Wednesday, 03 February 2021 13:41 posted by Lankey and Dorothy Walker JR.

    My Husband Lankey Walker JR.and I wish to express our sincere condolences to The Knots Family,he have been friends to the Walkers in Dinwiddie for years,he will truly be missed.May God watch over his family.

  • Comment Link Jim Andrews Friday, 29 January 2021 16:43 posted by Jim Andrews

    Else, I was so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. He meant an awful lot to me over the years, as have you. Bless you and your children in these trying times.

    - - Jim (Butch) Andrews

  • Comment Link Patriciabeasley Friday, 29 January 2021 13:56 posted by Patriciabeasley

    Sending prayers from the Clanton family

  • Comment Link Steve and Carol Duke Friday, 29 January 2021 08:26 posted by Steve and Carol Duke

    Our sympathies to the Knott family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Steve and Carol Duke

  • Comment Link Nicole Taylor (JCP) Thursday, 28 January 2021 20:11 posted by Nicole Taylor (JCP)

    I'm so sorry for you and your family's loss, Else. Much love and prayers for comfort to you.

  • Comment Link Wanda Bridgeman Thursday, 28 January 2021 14:05 posted by Wanda Bridgeman

    An outstanding Dinwiddie citizen all his life. It was an honor and a privilege to have known him. Rest In Peace.

  • Comment Link john thrift Thursday, 28 January 2021 11:43 posted by john thrift

    “My love and deepest sympathies to you and your family.”
    “May you take comfort in loving memory and the friends and family that surround you.”
    “May the pain you feel now be nothing compared to joy found within the memories of Bill.”
    “I can’t express how much I loved and cherished Bill. Our deepest condolences for your loss.”
    “I'm praying for your family and take comfort that Bill is at peace and watching over us all.”
    “How lucky is it to have someone so wonderful that it makes saying goodbye so hard. You and your family are in my thoughts.”

    John Thrift

  • Comment Link Charlie and TheElla Taylor Thursday, 28 January 2021 11:40 posted by Charlie and TheElla Taylor

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We will continue to keep you in our prayers.

  • Comment Link Brenda Sexton Thursday, 28 January 2021 11:38 posted by Brenda Sexton

    So sorry for your loss. My prayers and condolences to the family

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