Paul George Knepper
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CROWLEY - Paul George Knepper of Crowley, Louisiana, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on, Thursday, April 4, 2013. He was born April 30, 1932 in Burbank, Oklahoma to Hebert Pearl Knepper and Lydia Jones Knepper. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Clarence "Bud" Knepper and sister, Lucille Sims.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 27 years, Idell Brewer Knepper, sister Betty Roberts, his five children; Dale Knepper and his wife Bobbi, Debbie Cummings, Phillip Knepper, Laura Price, Elizabeth Knepper, and two step-daughters Joni Broussard and her husband Greg, Cathy Mahaffey and her husband Mark as well as 19 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and numerous loving nieces, nephews, and friends.
Paul loved the outdoors and was an avid angler. He was kind, generous and always willing to help others. He enjoyed spending time traveling the country in his RV with Idell after he retired from a long and successful career in the oil field industry as a chemical salesman. His greatest joy in life was spending time with his family and fishing. He was a loving father, a devoted son, brother and husband, and his memory will be cherished forever.
Our family would like to thank the many friends, neighbors and loved ones for their prayers which sustained him so peacefully by God's mercy and grace. We are so grateful to Bill and Yvonne Reiher for their loving encouragement and care giving, to Erica, Gail, and Pastor Tate of AAA Hospice, whose hospice ministry extended our time with him and greatly enhanced the quality of his life during his illness.
Funeral services will be held in the Chapel of Geesey Ferguson Funeral Home in Crowley, LA, at 2:00pm Sunday, April 7, 2013, with Pastor James Tate officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Mausoleum, Crowley, LA. Visitation will be held at Geesey Ferguson Funeral Home in Crowley, LA Saturday, April 6, 2013 from 12:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and will resume at 9:00am on Sunday, April 7, 2013 until the time of services. The Rosary will be prayed at 6:00 p.m. Saturday.
Honoring their grandfather as pallbearers will be his grandsons and step-grandsons, Lucas Knepper, William Mahaffey, Taylor Mahaffey, Chad Broussard, Ben Broussard, and Robbie Broussard. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Reiher, Matthew Knepper, Dustin Price, Jonathan Knepper, John Michael Mahaffey, Christopher Mahaffey, Eric Mahaffey, and Phillip Mahaffey.
The life given us by nature is short, but the memory of a life well spent is eternal.
Condolences may be sent to the family by www.geesey-ferguson.com
Arrangements have been entrusted to Geesey-Ferguson Funeral Home of Crowley.
GEESEY-FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME,INC. - CROWLEY
301 NO AVE F
Crowley, LA 70526
Published in the The Advertiser on Apr. 6, 2013