Richard N. Knoblock, 89, passed away on Good Friday, April 18, 2014. He was born on September 27, 1924 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He served our country in WWII in the Army and was a POW. Richard had a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Tulsa and worked as a consulting engineer for various oil companies for many years.
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Richard was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, and had a strong and present faith. He was very active in the Salvation Army-Tulsa, in 2009 he received the lifetime membership award (50 years). Among his greatest joys were being a pilot and helping others. These paired perfectly in his dedication to the organization, Angel Flight, which flew cancer patients to various destinations for treatment. Richard loved people and had a wonderful sense of humor.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. and Mrs. C. C. Knoblock; his first wife, Patti (Long) Knoblock; his sister, Rosemary (Knoblock) Denny and her husband, Dr. Bill Denny; and brother-in-law, Jack Long.
His survivors include: His wife of 18 years, Betty Owen Knoblock of Bartlesville; daughters, Jane Hoover of Rhinelander, Wisconsin, and her husband Jim; Susan Suggs of Tyler, Texas, and her husband Jerry; Trish Goldsand of Scottsdale, Arizona, and her husband Rich; sons, Jim Owen of Topeka, Kansas and, his wife Jane; John Owen of New Canaan, Connecticut and, his wife Laurie; David Owen of Dallas, Texas and his brother-in-law Bill Long of Hawaii and his wife Judy. Also surviving are 9 grandchildren, 1 great grandson, various nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A memorial service will be held at The First Presbyterian Church 505 S.E. Dewey, Bartlesville, Oklahoma at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 29, 2014. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to The Salvation Army, 924 S. Hudson Ave., Tulsa, Oklahoma 74112 or to the First Presbyterian Church in Bartlesville
Published in Examiner-Enterprise from Apr. 27 to May 27, 2014