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Memorial Service

Lilesville Baptist Church
Sunday August 30th, 2020

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Richard "Ricky" Carl Knotts

LILESVILLE – On Wednesday, August 26, 2020, Mr. Richard “Ricky” Carl Knotts, 63, went home to be with the Lord while a patient at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. There will be a memorial service at 2:00pm Sunday, August 30, 2020 on the lawn of Lilesville Baptist Church with Rev. Teddy Lawson officiating. The family will have an informal time of visitation following the service. Please dress casual for the service. Ricky was born August 17, 1957 in Anson County, NC and was a son of Margaret Martin Knotts and the late Maynard Claude Knotts. He was a 1975 graduate of Charlotte High School. He had various career interests, including Knotts Grocery Store, being a painter and most recently selling used appliances. He was a member of Lilesville Baptist Church, where he has served as a deacon, Sunday school teacher and was known as the “bubble gum man”. He loved his Lord and his church family. Ricky was a collector of “things”, especially antiques and he often referred to his “stuff” as his children’s inheritance. He enjoyed time spent with his family, especially his grandchildren and he had a loving and giving spirit. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 33 years, Connie Griffin Knotts; his sons, Max Griffin, Sr. (Elizabeth Allen) and Carl Knotts (Kristy) both of Lilesville; his grandchildren, Savannah, Mason, Ashlyn, and Max, Jr.; his mother, Margaret Knotts of Lilesville; his brothers and sister, Maynard Knotts, Jr. (Robbie) of Charlotte, Mary Faulkn (Johnny) of South Port and Wayne Knotts (Libby) of Lilesville; his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Maria Pieger and Angie Smoot (Tim) both of Lilesville and Tim Boiling (Carolann) of Lexington and his nieces and nephews and their families. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his sisters and brother-in-law, Shirley Glover (Tom) and Paulette English. Because Ricky was a graduate and supporter of Hebron Colony Ministries, the family requests memorials be made to them at P.O. Box 407, Santee, SC 29142. Ricky encouraged many men struggling with addictions to be a part of Hebron Colony and there are many success stories because of his influence on the lives of those people today. The arrangements are in care of Leavitt Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.leavittfh.com

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Tammyhildreth kantner Nov 6 2020 12:00 AM

What a friend I had enjoy going to Charlotte boat riding and meeting ppl cant get over all those trips to lake norman sking gods got you slinging. George kantner

Tammyhildreth kantner Nov 6 2020 12:00 AM

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Robin Hildreth sawyer Canton nc 28716 Nov 6 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Richard "Ricky" Knotts

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A candle was lit in memory of Richard "Ricky" Knotts

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A candle was lit in memory of Richard "Ricky" Knotts

Michael & Carla Freeman Sep 3 2020 12:00 AM

Thinking of you Mary and all your family at this time.

Debby Streater Wheeler Aug 31 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Richard "Ricky" Knotts

Dean Henry Thomas Aug 30 2020 12:00 AM

Thoughts and prayers with the family during this time. May God give you peace and strength Penny Bunn Bartholomew

Penny Bartholomew Aug 30 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Richard "Ricky" Knotts

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