James "Jim" Lee Knoop

November 9, 1932April 26, 2021

James “Jim” Lee Knoop, 88, of Louisville passed away with his family by his side on Monday, April 26, 2021.

He was born November 9, 1932 in Louisville, the son of the late Frank and Mary Cecil (Bowling) Knoop, Sr. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Mary Evelyn Knoop.

Jim worked as a Chemist for Brown & Williamson and after over 35 years of service retired as Quality Assurance Manager. He was also a member of St. Leonard Catholic Church for over 30 years. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, music and also being a youth sports coach.

Survivors include four children, Chris Knoop (Barbara), Stephanie Mittel (Jim), Joan Schade (Lee) and Steven Knoop; 9 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and his brother, Frank Knoop, Jr. (Shirley).

A mass to celebrate Jim’s life will be conducted at 10:00 AM Friday, April 30, 2021 at St. Leonard Catholic Church, 440 Zorn Ave. Visitation will be from 4-7 PM on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at Arch L. Heady & Son at Westport Village, 7410 Westport Rd.

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  • Visitation

    Thursday, April 29, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Friday, April 30, 2021


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Ann Stewart

April 29, 2021

Totally devastated, (life is not always fair), we talked not long ago, and it was so good to hear his voice again. Both of us had German backgrounds and loved music, he played trumpet, I played the harp. We dated on and off for years, corresponded when he was in Germany, resumed our somewhat fractured relationship when he returned, and years later I helped him with his family tree, those who came from Germany. I would visit, but I now live in Frankfort, do not drive and can no longer walk unaided. I will always hear his voice in my memory and he will always occupy a very special place in my heart. My deepest sympathy to Frank, Shirley, and to all his family.

Michelle and Dave Schofield

April 29, 2021

Mr. Jim and Miss Mary Evelyn were simply the best! Mr. Jim always had a smile; Mary Evelyn a kind word. We will miss them greatly but take great solace in knowing they are together for eternity....