Ricky Lee Knapp

Ricky Lee Knapp, son of Donald and Floye Knapp, was born on May 29, 1953 in Springfield. He departed this life on Sunday Dec. 22, 2019 in Cox Hospital at the age of 66.
On April 7, 1972 he was united in marriage to Janice May Hicks. Together they shared 47 years and lovingly raised their three children.
His father preceded him in death.
Knapp is survived by his mother Floye of Springfield, his wife Janice of the home, his children , Joe Knapp (Tracie) of Phillipsburg, Angela Knapp (Mark) of Springfield, Daniel Knapp (Kristen) of Ash Grove. Also surviving are his seven grandchildren, as well as four great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his two brothers Michael Knapp (Pamela) Racine, Wisc. and Thomas Knapp (Tamara) Gainesville, Fla., as well as a number of nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
Knapp was raised in Kansas City where he gradu- ated from Park Hill High school in 1971. He served his country faithfully in the United States Army from 1976-1980.
Knapp worked in various trades over the years including cabinet making, home construction, com- mercial tile, electrical panel wiring, machine repair and maintenance for the Greene County Library, where he retired.
Visitation was from 10-11 a.m. Dec. 27. The service followed. In lieu of flowers, Knapp’s family requested memorial donations be made to Shriner’s Hospital for Children in St. Louis at 4400 Clayton Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110.


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