December 3, 2013

Derek Knapp


— Derek Knapp, 47, of Arrington, Tenn., died Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, after a hard fought battle with cancer.

He was born Sept. 13, 1966, in Peoria, Ill. He lived in the Peoria area before relocating to the state of Georgia in 1990. He married Annette Lydigsen in 1995 and lived in Dalton until 2009. He then moved to the Nashville, Tenn., area where he worked and resided until his passing.

He is survived by his daughter, Kelsey Knapp; sons, Gage and Jake Knapp; mother and stepdad, Janet and David Johnson; father and stepmother, Rene and Delores Knapp; sisters, Talley (David) Gentry and Rhonda (Tim) Regan; brother, Jason (Jayme) Knapp; and stepbrothers, David L. (Joni) Johnson Jr. and John C. (Julianna) Johnson.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at noon with visitation one hour prior to the service at Pine Grove Baptist Church, 4004 Airport Road S.E. in Dalton.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Knapp Children Education Fund, c/o Georgia United Credit Union, 605 Calhoun St., Dalton, GA 30721.

Arrangements are by Woodbine Funeral Home Hickory Chapel; (615) 331-1952.