Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013
Jerry L. Knoth, 77, Yellow Springs, passed away Oct. 20, 2013, at his home.
He was born Aug. 5, 1936, in Mercer County, to the late Henry and Mildred (Jutte) Knoth. On Aug. 19, 1961, he married Barbara E. Witter, who died Sept. 8, 2012.
Surviving are three children, David Henry (Cathy) Knoth, Springboro; Timothy Lowell (Jennifer) Knoth, Springboro, and Heather Leigh Knoth, Yellow Springs; four grandchildren, Tyler, Emily, Taylor and Benjamin; four siblings, Jim (Nancy) Knoth, Brookville; Janet Turner, Indian Lake, Jane (Jerry) Rutledge, Celina, and John (Brenda) Knoth, Charleston, W. Va.; in-laws, William (Glenna) Witter, Virginia, Don (Carol) Witter, Florida, Karen (Terry) Hutton, Missouri, and Sharon (Jim) Walls, London; friend of the family, Kathy Eubanks of Chilo; his loving dog, Pepper; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
He was preceded in death by an infant son, Christopher, and a son-in-law, Rick Godwin.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of Amvets. He was a member of Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church, Fairborn, and worked construction in heavy and highway and landfill construction and maintenance divisions. He also was an OSU fan and loved gardening and woodworking.
Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 a.m. on Friday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Coldwater. Burial will follow in St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Coldwater, the Rev. Ron Wilker officiating.
Calling is 6-8 p.m. Thursday and 9-10 a.m. Friday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Condolences may be left at hogenkampfh.com.