Reid R. Knapp (1925 - 2017)

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Reid R. Knapp, age 91, of Pennsylvania Ave., in Brookville, Pa., passed away on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at the Jefferson Manor in Brookville, Pa.
Reid was born on July 14, 1925, to the late Charles D. and Hazel E. (Work) Knapp, in Brookville, Pa.
Reid attended the Miller's School and then went straight into working the family farm. He spent time working as the Head-Heardsman for the Jefferson County Home, and eventually worked for V. T. Smith Dairy in Dubois, Pa.; he retired at the age of 62. To keep himself busy he took a part-time position driving bus for the ATA.
Reid was also a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church on Jefferson St., in Brookville, Pa., where he served in various positions including the Property Committee and on the Board of Trustees.
On Oct. 22, 1948, Reid married Thresa P. (Cruddas) Knapp; Thresa preceded him in passing on March 4, 2000. On Aug. 2, 2003, he married Ruby (Thomas) (Emery) Knapp; Ruby survives him.
In addition to his wife Ruby, Reid is survived by two sons, Charles T. Knapp of Bloomsbury, Pa.; Russell F. Knapp of DuBois, Pa.; one daughter, Karen F. Knapp of DuBois, Pa.; three stepdaughters, Marsha Henry of Columbiana, Ohio, Judy Metzler of Crocket, Texas, Linda (John) McKinley of Bear, Del.; one stepson, Alvin (Carol) Emery of Brookville, Pa.; eight step-grandchildren; and nine great-step-grandchildren.
In addition to his first wife and parents, Reid is preceded in death by two brothers, Charles W. Knapp and Donald Knapp; two sisters, Ethel Barnett and Anna Ford.
Family and friends will be received on Saturday, April 22, 2017, from 12 noon – 2 p.m., at the McKinney–d'Argy Funeral Home, ltd, 345 Main St., Brookville, PA 15825. A funeral service will immediately follow the viewing at the funeral home, beginning at 2 p.m., and officiated by Pastor Dennis Johnson. Interment will take place at Morningside Cemetery in DuBois, Pa.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the First United Methodist Church, Jefferson St., Brookville, Pa.
Online condolences and other information may be found at www.mckinneydargy.com.
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Published in The Courier Express on Apr. 21, 2017