Jeffery F. Knapp, 57, of Mackinaw, passed away at 6:04 am Monday, June 15, 2020 at the home of his sister in Green Valley after a valiant battle with cancer.
He was born December 26, 1962 in Peoria to Herbert S. and Sue Godby Knapp. He married Teresa Little.
Surviving are one daughter, Jessica (Carl) Baer of Tremont; two grandchildren, Elayna and Isabelle Baer; one sister, Heidi (John) Busler of Green Valley; one niece, Ashlynn Busler; one nephew Cole Busler; two aunts, Debby (Glenn) Lauritzen of Peoria and Fran (Gordon) Anderson of Pekin; fiancée, Debbie Dodson of Mackinaw; and several cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, and one brother, David.
He was a painter and drywall finisher for several construction contractors in the area.
Jeffery loved fishing, hunting, trapping, baseball, especially the Chicago Cubs. He was an avid fan of David Lee Roth and Mötley Crüe.
His funeral will be at 11:00 am Thursday, June 18, 2020 at Davis-Oswald Funeral Home in Tremont. A visitation will be from 5-7 pm on Wednesday, also at the funeral home. Cremation will be accorded following the service. Burial will be at Dillon Cemetery in Tremont at a later date.
Memorials may be made to Unity Point Hospice or Illinois Cancer Care.
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