Denzil Joe Knotts, 74 of Fellowsville, passed away on Monday, September 13, 2021 at the VA Hospital in Clarksburg, WV. He was born in Tunnelton, on December 7, 1946, son of the late Archie Monroe Knotts and Lelah Montell (Wolfe) Tomlinson. Denzil served in the United States Marine during Vietnam War where he received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Good Conduct Medal and the Rifle Expert Badge. He was a member of the Tunnelton VFW Post #2345. He retired as a truck driver for ABF Freight out of Charleston, International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local Union #175 with over two million miles, accident free over the years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, going to Silver Lake, playing pool and cards. In his younger years he loved fast cars, the poker machines and gambling. Denzil is survived by his wife, Roberta Cornwell Knotts; seven children, John “Rick” Holden, Parkersburg, Denny Joe Knotts and Darlene, Parkersburg, Perry Knotts and Bessie, Belpre, OH, Cody Knotts, Phillip Austin and Courtney, Thornton, Adam Austin, Thornton, Hilary Austin and Brian, Grafton; eleven grandchildren, Shawn, Nathan, Taylor, Sammie, Cole, Savannah, Grizzly, Hunter, Tyson, Markiah and Dustin; two great grandchildren, Alauric and Gwenavere; two brothers, Eugene and Janet Knotts of Walker, Hallie and Beverly Knotts of Manheim; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Denzil was preceded in death by one son at infancy, Hallie Knotts; and one sister, Emma Jean Montell Luzader and husband, Richard. Family and friends will be received at Bolyard Funeral Home, 79 Morgantown Ave. Newburg, WV, Sunday, September 19, 2021 from 1:00-6:00 PM and Monday, September 20, 2021 from 10:00 AM until time of service at 12:00 Noon with Tammy Phillips officiating. Interment will be at Sanders Hill Cemetery where military graveside rites will be conducted by the Preston County Honor Guard and the US Army Honor Guard of Camp Dawson. Online condolences can be sent for the family at www.bolyardfuneralhomewv.com
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