Zechar Bailey Funeral Home

1499 N Broadway PO Box 337, Greenville, OH


Gail F. McKnight

July 5, 1948August 29, 2020

Gail F. McKnight, age 72 of Rossburg, Ohio passed away at 11:03 PM Saturday August 29, 2020 at the Miami Valley Hospital Dayton, Ohio. Gail was born July 5, 1948 in Greenville, Ohio and the son of Myrtle (Lindemuth) McKnight of Greenville and the late Robert F. McKnight who passed away December 30, 2012.

Gail was retired following many years of farming and construction work in the Darke County area. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the U.S. Air Force, member of the Ansonia American Legion, the Greenville VFW and Pheasants Forever.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his father and mother-in-law Leo and Katherine Prenger.

Gail is survived by his wife Nancy (Prenger) McKnight of Greenville. They were married June 14, 1975. Also children Jeremie F. (Lora) McKnight of Pittsburgh, PA and Ashley L. (Ryan) Rose of North Port, Florida; grandchildren Runa McKnight and Ava Rose; sister Pam (Mark) Hierholzer of Ansonia; brother Robert Kim McKnight of Greenville as well as his mother Myrtle.

There will be a Celebration of Gail’s life on Saturday September 5, 2020 from 2:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the family residence in Rossburg.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to Feeding America 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 2000 Chicago, Illinois 60601 or feedingamerica.org

Funeral arrangements by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio.


  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, September 5, 2020


Gail F. McKnight

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Jean Laxton

September 3, 2020

Deepest sympathy Pam in the loss of your brother. Condolences to you and your family. Jean Laxton

william barga

September 2, 2020

Wish I could be there to share my condolences . Gail was a great man. Always enjoyed my time of conversation with him.

Stacy, Noah & Hannah Grisez

September 2, 2020

Uncle Gail was a kind, gentle soul who always greeted us with a smile & a hug. We have been blessed to call him family & will miss him terribly. Our deepest sympathies to Nancy, Jeremie, Ashley & their families.

Diane Birt

September 1, 2020

So very sad to hear of Gail's passing. Sincerest Sympathy to Nancy and family. Diane and Dick Birt

Janet McEldowney

September 1, 2020

To Nancy, the McKnight and Prenger families, our prayers and deepest sympathy to all of you. So sorry for your loss.

Kenny and Janet McEldowney

Brenda and Larry Miller

September 1, 2020

Thoughts and prayers for Nancy and whole family! He was a Great Guy!!
Larry and Brenda Miller

Leanna Whittington

September 1, 2020

Prayers to Nancy and family. Gail was a wonderful classmate and was always sharing his beautiful home with our class of 1966 for our reunions.
He will be greatly missed.

Leanna and Greg Whittington

Doug and Pat Kaiser

September 1, 2020

A great and neighbor and friend. So very sorry for your loss Nancy. Our Prayers, and deepest sympathy to the McKnight family.

Kim Claudy

August 31, 2020

Although I’ve only met Gail just a year ago, I’ve enjoyed he and Nancy’s smiling faces at the Whistle Stop. So sorry Nancy and family for your loss. Prayers for comfort and strength.
Kim Claudy

Jennifer Staley

August 31, 2020

Our thoughts are with all of you!! From my first Applebutter Family Reunion to last year - you could always count on Gail for a smile and to keep those pots stirring. Even though life only brought us together once a year, it always felt like no time had passed at all. He will be missed. "Wherever a beautiful soul has been there is a trail of beautiful memories" - Unknown. May your memories give you comfort now and in the days ahead.
The Staley Family - Dave, Jennifer & Nick


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