William L. "Billy" Knopp, 82 - Spencer

William L. "Billy" Knopp, 82, of Spencer, West Virginia, died April 9, 2010, at Thomas Memorial Hospital in Charleston after a long illness.

He was born November 13, 1927, at Zona, a son of the late Henry and Vada Roberts Knopp. He was retired from Pennzoil with 33 years of service, a member of the Pleasant Valley Church, and a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Virginia L. Kee Knopp; two daughters, Elizabeth and Howard Barber of Rittman, Ohio, and Janice L. Knopp of Washington, D.C.; a son, Steve Knopp of Clendenin; two sisters, Addie Thompson of Akron, Ohio, and Bonnie Guerriere of Youngstown, Ohio; a grandson, Rodney and Lisa Barber of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; two granddaughters, Nicole and Tom Hess of Clendenin and Amber L. Knopp of Sissonville; and three great-grandchildren, Elise Hess, Brody Hess, and Kelcee Webster.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Henry Jr. and Paul Knopp; and two sisters, Dorothy McCartney and Addelene Hickel.

Services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 13, 2010, at Taylor- Vandale Funeral Home, Spencer, with the Rev. Jerry Malona officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Lebanon Cemetery near Spencer.

Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Mt. Lebanon Cemetery, in care of Gerald Evans, 601 Mt. Lebanon Road, Gandeeville, WV 25243.