Rose Hill Funeral Home & Rose Hill Burial Park

2565 Princeton Rd., Hamilton, OH


Charles C. Knapp

August 6, 1937March 15, 2020

Charles Chester Knapp, 82, passed away unexpectedly on the 15th of March at his home in Ross Township.

He was born on August 6, 1937 in Eccles, West Virginia to the late Jesse and Virginia Knapp. Charlie attended Trap Hill High School and graduated in 1956. He married Helen Virginia Gall on December 17, 1956. Charlie worked for the City of Hamilton Water Department for 33 years, before retiring. He enjoyed being with his family and working on various home projects. He will be remembered as a man who would give you the shirt off his back and taught his children and grandson compassion for those in need. He was a member of Morning Star Christian Fellowship. He is survived by his wife Helen Knapp; his son Charles Knapp Jr.; his daughters Deborah Marlow, and Rebecca Hauser; as well as his son-in-law Ernest Hauser and his beloved grandson, Keegan Burton. He is also survived by his sisters Irene (Thurman) McIntosh and Linda Altizer and one brother Randy Knapp. Charlie was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Harold (Cora Mae) and Franklin (Bobbie Lou), and sister Anna Mae (Pete) Radford. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews as well as special neighbors Jim and Carol Stidham. A private family funeral will be held on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at the Rose Hill Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family appreciates prayers.


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Charles C. Knapp

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Greg Robinson

March 19, 2020

Helen, we are sorry for your loss. We called him channel lock Charlie at the water plant. He could fix anything with channel locks. I'm thankful that Charlie was at the Christmas party this year, we had a good visit. Charlie also taught me how to solder way back when. Everyone that knew him will miss him. Jesus needed a mister fix it.

Diana Cooper

March 17, 2020

I’m going to miss Charles so much, especially at Christmas when he opens the Whitehouse Ornaments. He loved each one and the stories with them. I’m so glad to know him and will always keep those memories of him riding the mower or busy working around the yard!!

Jenny Porter

March 16, 2020

Helen i just want you to know that your all in my prayers iam so shocked as i know you are you both were the sunshine of my day i will miss his smile his wisedom he was a good man who loved his family thanks for always treating me like family my heart aches for you just know i will be with you in your heart love you always Jenny