Arthur Lester Knapp, 88, of Turlock passed away quietly surrounded by his loving family early Monday morning. Loving husband, father, Papa, great-papa, brother and friend. He was loved by all and will be greatly missed.
Art was born in White Plains, NY to Francis and Martha Knapp. At 9 months of age Frank & Martha with Art drove to Turlock, Ca where Martha’s family resided. Art held various positions through the years, from truck driver, Fuller Brush Salesmen, Street Sweeper Operator, retiring after 23 years of service from the City of Turlock. Art was a longtime member of New Life Christian Center and actively involved in ministry from ushering to greeting.
Art is survived by his daughter Barbara (Bud) Smith of San Jose, son Mark ( Marti) Knapp of Turlock, daughter Michelle (Bob) Perkins of Hilmar, daughter Marci (Jeff) Brown of Denair, 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, brothers Bob Knapp, Howard Knapp, Leroy Knapp. Art is preceded in death by his wife, Carol Knapp.
Visitation will be at Allen Mortuary from 4-6 pm on Monday, January 28. A private graveside will be held at Turlock Memorial Park.
Celebration of Life service will be at Allen Mortuary at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, January 29. Memorial contributions can be made to New Life Christian Center “Move Initiative”. Please leave memories and condolences at www.allenmortuary.com