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McGilley & Sheil Funeral Home & Cremation Services

11924 East 47Th Street, Kansas City, MO

OBITUARY

Walter E. Knapp Jr.

October 21, 1955August 11, 2019
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It is with great sadness that the family of Walter Eugene Knapp, Jr. announce his passing on August 11, 2019. He was surrounded by his family at home after battling ALS for many years. Walter was born October 21, 1955 to Maxine and Walter Knapp, Sr. of Springfield, MO. He was a baptized Christian. Walter graduated from Hillcrest High School in Springfield, MO. He obtained his Pharmacy degree from UMKC in Kansas City, MO. Walter also continued his education obtaining a PharmD from Kansas University.

He is survived by his loving wife Kathy (Wolfgeher) Knapp; two children Daniel Knapp and Alexa Knapp (Sarah). He is also survived by his father, older sister Charlotte and four younger brothers - Sam, Tim, David (Patty) and Dan. Walter was preceded in death by his mother.

He will always be forever remembered by his extended family, numerous nieces, nephews and dear friends. Walter was a Clinical Pharmacist at Shawnee Mission Hospital for 37 years. He loved his work family and was proud of his Pharmacy kids. He supported his wife in her love of her 69 Camaro and was a long time member of the Camaro Club of Kansas City. Walter was a proud owner of a 1970 Chevelle and was an active member for many years in the Mid-America Chevelle Club.

Visitation will be 6-8pm, Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at McGilley Sheil Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 10am, Thursday at the funeral home. Burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, August 14, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, August 15, 2019
  • Committal Service Thursday, August 15, 2019

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Charlotte Knapp

August 14, 2019

Walter was the best son and brother a family could ask for. He worked so hard at obtaining his education and was so proud to be a pharmacist and to help others. He loved his wife and children, his dad, mom, brothers and sister, his extended family, and dogs without end. You had to try very. very, hard not to like and love Walter. We will miss you everyday Walter and you will always be in our hearts-never to be forgotten. We will see you again in Heaven. To those who knew and loved him: May the Lord embrace all of you in His loving arms and hold you close to His heart.
Loving you forever Walter and then some-
Your sister,
Charlotte
John 3:16

Georgia Proctor

August 13, 2019

I met Walter and Kathy when they joined the Camaro Club in the 90’s. I enjoyed attending car shows and other car events! We always had fun and I enjoyed his sense of humor! I remember Walter’s love for desserts! Buffets were never safe when he was around!! 😊

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Biography

It is with great sadness that the family of Walter Eugene Knapp, Jr. announce his passing on August 11, 2019. He was surrounded by his family at home after battling ALS for many years. Walter was born October 21, 1955 to Maxine and Walter Knapp, Sr. of Springfield, MO. He was a baptized Christian. Walter graduated from Hillcrest High School in Springfield, MO. He obtained his Pharmacy degree from UMKC in Kansas City, MO. Walter also continued his education obtaining a PharmD from Kansas University.

He is survived by his loving wife Kathy (Wolfgeher) Knapp; two children Daniel Knapp and Alexa Knapp (Sarah). He is also survived by his father, older sister Charlotte and four younger brothers - Sam, Tim, David (Patty) and Dan. Walter was preceded in death by his mother.

He will always be forever remembered by his extended family, numerous nieces, nephews and dear friends. Walter was a Clinical Pharmacist at Shawnee Mission Hospital for 37 years. He loved his work family and was proud of his Pharmacy kids. He supported his wife in her love of her 69 Camaro and was a long time member of the Camaro Club of Kansas City. Walter was a proud owner of a 1970 Chevelle and was an active member for many years in the Mid-America Chevelle Club.

Visitation will be 6-8pm, Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at McGilley Sheil Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 10am, Thursday at the funeral home. Burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.