KNIGHTLY, Russell P. "Russ,"Jr. departed this life on April 4, 2013. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Ruth Gwaltney Knightly; his daughter, Janice G. Knightly; son, Russell P. Knightly III; two granddaughters, Danielle and Stephanie Knightly; a great-granddaughter, Kiley; and Ms. Kaye Knightly. Mr. Knightly was preceded in death by his brothers, John and Bob; and a sister, Mrs. George (Beth) Degnen. He was a graduate of Benedictine High School and Mount St. Mary's University. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was an active member of St. Bridget Catholic Church since its inception. For many years he participated in Fast Pitch Softball as a pitcher, was involved in the Boy Scouts as Troop Committee Chairman, for 15 years he volunteered as a tax preparer for AARP. Mr. Knightly was a longtime member of Richmond Country Club and its Senior Men's Golf Association, the Knights of Columbus Council #395, 4th Degree #1165 Richmond Assembly and American Legion Post #84. His remains rest at Blileys-Central 3801 Augusta Avenue, where the family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. with a Christian Wake at 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 7, 2013. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Monday, April 8, 2013 at St. Bridget Catholic Church, 6006 Three Chopt Road. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Bridget Catholic Church or Benedictine College Preparatory. The family would like to thank Henrico Doctor's nursing staff and Hospice of Virginia for the loving care they provided.
This obituary was originally published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.