Born on February 18, 1955, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., he was the son of the late Gaylon Rayvon Knapp and Frankie Ellis Knapp.
On May 26, 1973 he was united in marriage to Robbie Jean Knapp. Later on November 19, 1987, he married Gail Knapp, who survives of the home.
Also surviving are one son, Rickie Knapp of Gideon, Mo.; one daughter, Angela Payne and husband, Ristel, of Gideon; mother, Frankie Knapp of Gideon; one brother, Craig Knapp and wife, Lori, of Gideon; three grandchildren, Kalop Morgan of Gideon; Dalton Ellsworth of Gideon; and Ristel Payne III of Gideon.
Visitation was held Friday, September 21, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden. Services were conducted Saturday, September 22, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Randy Deprow officiating. Burial was held in the Mt. Gilead Cemetery in Clarkton. Bradshaw Funeral Home of Malden was in charge of arrangements.