|Ronald E. Knotts, Sr., 81, of Gallipolis, Ohio, died Friday, Mar. 9, 2007, at his residence.|
He was born at Minnora, the son of the late Greeta Madge Baker and Perry Edward Knotts. He was a retired auctioneer and furniture store operator. He was an instructor for auctioneering and was a member of K of P Lodge, Gallipolis, and the National Auctioneer Association.
Surviving are his wife, Daisy E. Slayton Knotts of Gallipolis; two daughters, Kris Moore of Columbus, Ohio, and Donna Jean Harless of Gallipolis; three sons, Ronald E. Knotts, Jr., and David Lee Knotts, both of Gallipolis, and Stephen Allen Knotts of Fremont, N.C.; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren, two brothers, Harry Baker Knotts of Auburndale, Fla., and Carroll V. Knotts of Belpre, Ohio; and two sisters, Fern Deel of Parkersburg and Glenna Dale Carpenter of Orma.
He was preceded in death by one grandson, Brian Knotts, and one great-granddaughter, Tory Tilley.
Graveside services were held at Centenary Cemetery with Jane Ann Miller officiating.