Roy Douglas Knott, 90, of Lone Oak, died Monday, January 2, 2017 at Southgate Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Metropolis, IL.
Roy was born in Dover, TN on June 12, 1926 to Proctor Lee Knott, Sr. and Murray Elizabeth Stimpson Knott. His legendary and well-respected work ethic began while living in Stewart County, TN-while manually clearing the "right of way" for TVA with a crosscut saw. Roy moved to Paducah in 1951, hoping to find more work. He spent the next 31 years with Modine Manufacturing before they closed. Not ready to retire, and certainly not having the ability to be idle, Roy began painting around the McCracken County area. Being a perfectionist, he mostly worked alone because he held himself to such a high standard. His business, known as "Roy Knott Painting Company", was born and kept him occupied until he finally decided to retire. His grandchildren became his primary focus, as well as gardening and "piddling". His children recall that he was never without a very sharp pocket knife, which proved useful and versatile. In addition, he was a faithful member of Lone Oak Church of Christ since 1951.
He is survived by two sons, Doug (Katie) Knott of Wickliffe, KY and Larry Knott of Metropolis, IL; grandchildren, Andy Knott, Adam Knott, Heather Shively, Laura Steinfeld, Amanda Moore, and Jordan Knott; and fourteen great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his wife, Cozye Lee Herndon Knott; ten siblings; and his parents.
Funeral services will be held at 1pm Wednesday at Lone Oak Chapel of Milner & Orr Funeral Home with Paul Wingfield officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will begin at 11am Wednesday at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to Lourdes Hospice; Lone Oak Church of Christ Building Fund.
Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 1:00pm, Milnor & Orr
Woodlawn Memorial Gardens