Kenneth E. Knotts, 80, of Bryant, passed away at 5:50 a.m. on Monday, May 22, 2023, at his residence. 

He was born on Wednesday, August 19, 1942, in Pennville. He married Judith Ann (McDaniels) Knotts on Friday, May 3, 1963, in Montpelier. Kenneth was a 1960 graduate of Pennville High School. He was a Penn Twp. Jay Co. farmer, and retired after 43 years of service from Franklin Electric. Kenneth was a member of the N.R.A. and the Jay Community Center. He was an avid ping-pong player, a passionate model railroad enthusiast, and enjoyed restoring and driving his classic cars, and raising Polled Herefords and cattle.

He will be missed by his wife, Judith Ann (McDaniels) Knotts of Bryant; daughters, Rhonda (Charles) McClain of Bryant, and Susan (Companion – Jim Ninde) Knotts of Portland, Ind., grandchildren, Nathan McClain, Charles C. (Brea) McClain, and Nicholas (Emily) Ellis, all of Pennville, and Justin (Lindsay) Ellis and Talir (Tyler Ray) Ellis, both of Portland; and great-grandchildren, Jaylen, Onan, Ali, Miles, Benelli and Rhiot.

He was preceded in death by his parents, V. Eugene and Phyllis June (Thornton) Knotts, and sister, Diana Stotlar.

Family and friends may gather to share and remember from 2-7 p.m. on Thursday, May 25, 2023, at Walker & Glancy Funeral Home, 109 W Windsor St. in Montpelier.  

A service to celebrate his life will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 25, 2023, at Walker & Glancy Funeral Home, with Charles C. McClain officiating.

Preferred memorials:  Pennville Community Gym c/o John Corwin, 210 S. Union St. Pennville, IN 47369, or Pennville Volunteer Fire Dept., 105 N Washington St. Pennville, IN 47369.                

Arrangements are being handled by Walker & Glancy Funeral Home in Montpelier.

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