Dorothy Knapp obituary (1929 – 2021) – Waverly, AL
November 10, 1929 – August 2, 2021
Dorothy Everlyn Knapp (Patterson) was born to James and Dovie Patterson in Waverly, Alabama on November 10, 1929. At age 91 on August 2, 2021, she was released from her long battle with dementia and returned home to meet her creator, his Lord and Savior. She was surrounded by her family and held the hand of her beloved husband of 72 years, Levi, as she passed peacefully.
Dot, as many affectionately called her, has spent most of her life in the Auburn / Opelika area. She graduated from Auburn High School in 1947 and married Levi Alvin Knapp, Jr. in April 1949. She worked in the banking industry and worked for many years at the National Bank of Auburn and for the city of Auburn .
Dot loved being outdoors and was often found working in her garden, soaking up the sun, or spending time with her family at Lake Martin. She loved animals and had many pets like dogs, birds, rabbits, ferrets, and cats.
Dot loved the Lord and his church family at Trinity United Methodist Church. She also loved square dancing and volunteered at East Alabama Medical Center for several years.
Dorothy was predeceased by her parents, 5 brothers and 5 sisters.
She is survived by her husband, Levi, children; Brenda (Ray) Havron of Spanish Fort, Sharon (Richard) Morgan of Alexander City and Lee (Susan) Knapp of Port Orange, Florida. Small children; Jennifer (Jordan) Parker, Andrew (Jarah) Knapp, Jeffrey (Megan) Knapp, Chandler Stapleton and Erin Morgan.
Dorothy will be buried during a private service near the grave with her family at Memorial Park Cemetery in Auburn. There will be a Celebration of Life service at Trinity United Methodist Church (800 2nd Avenue, Opelika) on Saturday August 14, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. with visitation immediately thereafter to the Fellowship Hall. Pastor Earl Ballard will officiate both services.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Dorothy’s memory at Hospice Comassus (665 Opelika Rd Suite 200, Auburn, AL 36830) or Trinity United Methodist Church in Opelika.
Published by The Opelika-Auburn News on August 8, 2021.