Oct. 16, 1940 — Feb. 19, 2018
Robert E. Knapp, 77, of Casa Grande, Ariz., died Feb. 19, 2018, at home.
He was born Oct. 16, 1940, in Malta, Mont., to Cecil and Elizabeth (Brown) Knapp. The family moved to the local area in 1942.
On Sept. 10, 1960, he married Barbara Ward. They moved to Casa Grande in 2012.
Bob joined the Army in 1959. He was stationed at Fort Ord for basic training then transferred to Fort Lewis. Bob earned his GED in the service, and was discharged in January of 1965. He was a pipefitter for Longview Fibre Company from 1967 to 1994. Bob had a strong work ethic and was presented many company awards.
He was an avid pool player, coached girls’ softball, and loved to golf and watch sports on TV. Before moving to Arizona, Bob and Barbara spent many happy times RVing with friends. Bob dearly loved his family and his canine companions.
Bob is survived by his wife, Barbara Knapp; two daughters, Debbie Cooke and Sandy McKenna; a grandson; three granddaughters; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Shirley King; and a brother, Clarence Knapp.
No service will be held.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Home Health & Hospice, P.O. Box 2067, Longview, WA 98632.