1945 - 2016 Russell Joseph Knott, 71, of Hemphill, formerly of Nederland, died Sunday, September 18, 2016. He was born on February 11, 1945, in Arnaudville, Louisiana, to Marie Meche Knott and Valex Knott. Russell was a United States Air National Guard veteran. He retired as an operator from Lyondellbasell Industries after forty-two years. Russell enjoyed fishing, playing games with family and friends, taking joy rides in his boat, and working in his garden/fruit trees. He was well known for his craftsmanship in carpentry and unique ability to help solve those unsolvable home improvement projects that friends and family struggled with. Russell was very mechanically inclined and will be remembered as a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Survivors include his wife of forty-eight years, Sharron Knott of Hemphill; daughters, Christy Smith and her husband, Jeff, of Port Neches and Jamie Reddell and her husband, Wade, of Houston; grandchildren, Blake and Brooke Smith and Karli and Kinley Reddell; brother, Rickie Knott and his wife, Cathy, of Nederland; and sisters, Janice Horn of Nederland; Lisa Pipak and her husband, Joe, of Dallas; and Kayla Lee and her husband, Keith, of Nederland. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Oren Knott. A gathering of Mr. Knott's family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with a Rosary recited at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 20, 2016, at Broussard's, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 21, 2016, at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 2006 Nall Street, Port Neches, with his interment to follow at Oak Bluff Memorial Park, Port Neches. Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Knott's memory to
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Sept. 20, 2016