William Kenneth Knobbe was born the son of Bernard Knobbe and Helen (Johnston) Knobbe on April 30, 1946, in Oak Lawn, Illinois, and departed this life on June 5, 2014, at his home in Thayer, Missouri, at the age of 68 years.
He was united in marriage on October 5, 1976, in Las Vegas, Nevada, to Brenda Breezley.
He is survived by his wife. Brenda Knobbe of the home in Thayer, Missouri; two sons, William Kenneth Knobbe, II and wife, Alicia of Thayer, Missouri, and Robert Knobbe of Garfield, Arkansas; two daughters, Kristina Suggs and husband, Ronny of Bentonville, Arkansas, and Becky Evans of Pineville, Missouri, seven grandchildren, Jordan Knobbe, Andy Evans, Samantha Evans, Thomas Knobbe, Ethan Hammons, Lily Hammons and Cameron Hammons; two brothers, Bernard Knobbe of Tuscon, Arizona and Kenny Knobbe of Marana, Arizona; one sister, Bern Gillette of Tuscon, Arizona; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bernard and Helen Knobbe.
Bill enjoyed working on cars and was a mechanic by trade. He also worked for several years at Marathon Electric in West Plains, Missouri.
He liked being outside; fishing, gardening, stargazing or playing with his dogs, Dutchess, Peppy, Ike and Penny. He also enjoyed drawing and woodworking, and cherished time spent with his family, especially his grandchildren.
He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, and grandpa and will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Funeral Services for Mr. Knobbe will be held at 6:00 PM, on Monday, June 9, 2014, at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri, with Brother Bill Bales officiating.
The family will receive friends at Carter Funeral Home in Thayer on Monday, June 9th from 4:00 PM until the time of the service.