David A. Knott, age 65, of Kendallville passed away unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday, May 3, 2022.
He was born on September 6, 1956 in Marion, Indiana to Ralph and Carolyn (Spidel) Knott. He was a 1974 DeKalb High School graduate.
Dave married Abby Kennedy on October 3, 1981 in Auburn. She resides in rural Kendallville.
After working for the last 13 years for Flint and Walling in Kendallville as their tool room supervisor, Dave retired this past January. Prior to working at Flint and Walling Dave worked for Alcoa Automotive in Auburn for 15 years.
He was an outdoorsman and adrenaline junkie. He loved off-roading, anything from four-wheelers to Jeeps to side-by-sides. He was a founding member of the 42 Off-road Club and he and Abby hosted the BF Acres Sportsman Challenge on their property every year. He also enjoyed sport shooting, camping, traveling in their motorhome and mooch docking at theirs friend’s places. One of the highlights that Dave and Abby always looked forward to was their annual “Knott Family Awesome RV Vacation” where they would pick up their 4 granddaughters from their home in Colorado Springs and take them on a vacation in their motorhome. Dave was also a talented woodworker making many pieces of furniture for his home and other family members over the years.
His wife of 40 years; Abby Knott of Kendallville.
Son and daughter-in-law; Christopher and Sarah Knott of Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Four granddaughters; Sam, Emmie, Lexi and Kari.
Sister and brother-in-law; Karen and Mike Muzzillo of Fort Myers, Florida.
Sister; Deb Kelch of Sarasota, Florida.
Sister; Kim Burch of Haynes City, Florida.
Father-in-law; Edward and Ginger Kennedy of Garrett.
Sister-in-law; Marisa Kennedy of Auburn.
Several loving nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family including a very special niece, Heather Housel.
An extra special auntie Joy.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his mother-in-law; Patricia Kennedy.
Private services will take place at a later date.
Memorial donations may be directed to American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, Virginia 22116-7023.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.fellerandclark.com and on our Facebook page at Feller and Clark Funeral Homes.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Feller and Clark Funeral Home in Auburn.