James "Jimmy" Seldon Knapp Sr.

September 28, 1943January 22, 2019

James "Jimmy" Seldon Knapp Sr., 75, of Marmet, passed away peacefully at Hubbard Hospice House on January 22, 2019, after a long battle with cancer caused by Agent Orange. Jim was born September 23, 1943, the middle child of John and Hazel Knapp. Jim graduated East Bank High School in 1962, was drafted into the U. S. Army in 1967 and served his country for thirteen months in Vietnam. Jim retired from Smith Fastener Company after 36 years of service. He was a loyal, dependable, hard worker and took pride in his job. Jim was a private person, somewhat of a loner, but if he was your friend, he was your friend for life! Jim loved the outdoors, the woods, fishing and tinkering on anything that needed to be fixed. he busied himself for hours doing various projects at home. His basement was his "man cave"! Jim lived a simple life and was not one to travel, he just loved his retreat at home. Jim's greatest decision was accepting Jesus as his personal Savior on December 20, 2018. Jim leaves behind a loving wife and best friend of 46 years, Carol Woods Knapp, a son, James "Jimmy" (Bonita) Knapp of Belle and three grandsons, Matthew, Mark and John Michael. He is also survived by a sister, Mary Lomax of Independence, MO and a brother, Ronnie Knapp of Jacksonville, FL, as well as 4 nieces and 3 nephews and 8 first cousins. Honoring Jim's wishes, he will be cremated. The family will receive friends Friday, January 25, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden. A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 26, at the funeral home with the Rev. Ollie Parsons officiating. Private burial will be held at the Donel C. Kinnard Memorial State Veterans Cemetery, Dunbar. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Jim's memory to Hubbard Hospice House, 1001 Curtis Price Way, Charleston, West Virginia 25311.


  • Visitation Friday, January 25, 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, January 26, 2019

James "Jimmy" Seldon Knapp Sr.

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Connie Bower

January 26, 2019

Remembering Jimmy as a very strong guy who knew how to throw a horseshoe. We all had wonderful times at Aunt Mary's July 4th picnics.

Debbie Babcock

January 24, 2019

When I think of Uncle Jimmy, I think of smiles and laughter, bunny ears in pictures and teasing me. I think of the beautiful brush comb and mirror set he gave me for my 11th Birthday, fit for a Princess!
I’ll also remember how much he loved family. When my daughter Andrea was little she called him Mr Beard.