Donald (Don) C. Knott, age 88, passed away peacefully on March 29, 2017 at his home in Lamar County, Mississippi, surrounded by his wife Edvige Hollingsworth Knott of 43 years, and family members. He was a member of the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Hattiesburg. He was a retired Sergeant First Class with the United States Army including two tours in Korea and two tours in Vietnam followed by Army Reserve duty. Following his last assignment as a Recruiter in Hattiesburg, he retired and became a Parts Manager for the Ford dealership and later, the Lincoln dealership in Hattiesburg.
A native of Indiana prior to service, he enjoyed a full life of many pursuits including an active rural life, including his horse and farm animals while rebuilding a small farm house in the Bellevue Commnity. An extremely active member of the VFW, he was a former Post Commander of the VFW Post 3036 and was awarded membership in the Military Order of the Cootie, the 'Honor Degree of the VFW in recognition of outstanding service to the VFW and its programs. He was a devoted husband and family member. He was predeceased by his parents Charles and Rowena Knott of Seymour IN., and one brother and two sisters. He is survived by his wife, Edvige Hollingsworth Knott, a sister Janet Walls of Seymour, IN., step-children Nelvil B. Hollingsworth and wife, Pat of Baton Rouge, Carol Martin and husband Treless, of Lamar County, Sara Sealy and husband Avery 'Butch, of Lamar County, Lisa Josleyn and husband Don, of Colorado Springs, CO, Lamar County grandchildren Bryan Swanson and wife Jane, Michelle Robinson and husband Dustin, Arthur Martin and wife Sonya, Major Rose Croshier and husband Scott on duty with the U.S.A.F ., and Joe Timberlake and wife Allie, of Colorado Springs, CO., And Many loving Grandchildren. Visitation will be held from noon until 2 p.m with a Service to follow at 2 p.m. in Hattiesburg on Thursday April 6, at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension with Reverand Susan Baer officiating, followed by a Procession to The Garden of Valor at Roseland Park Cemetery along with the presentation of the flag and Taps by the VFW Post 3036 Military Honor Guard with a motorcycle escort of The Patriot Guard Riders serving as Flag Bearers.
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