Christopher Allen Knopf

June 10, 1970 - October 13, 2011
Christopher Allen Knopf

Chris A. Knopf, 41, of Wilmington, NC, passed away Thursday, October 13, 2011.
He was born in St. Petersburg, Fl on June 10, 1970, the son of Trilby Marks Knopf and the late Thomas J. Knopf.

He served in the U.S. Marine Corp in Operation Desert Storm and was a member of DAV Chapter #11. He formerly taught at Trask Middle School and he was currently employed by Cepco. Chris loved to read about history, create his own music and surf the big waves.
His kind, loving, and gentle spirit will be greatly missed.

Survived by his wife, Susan Greenwood Knopf of Wilmington, NC; mother, Trilby Spivey of St. Petersburg, FL; sister, Kim McMullin (Mac) of St. Petersburg, FL ; brother, Michael Knopf (Allyson), nieces Taylor and Skylar Knopf of Merritt Island, FL; his uncle and aunt, Ron and Anne Knopf and cousins, Richard Knopf and Rhonda Yohe (Rodney), Mason and Ella Yohe; sister-in-laws, Whitney Daughtry (Sam), niece, Parker, Haley Nepini (Dennis), brother-in-law, Perry Fergus, father-in-law, William R. Greenwood, Jr., and special mother-in-law, Claudia Lattner (Grant) all of Wilmington, NC; also his extended family and friends; includin0g his feline kids, Chase, Kali, and Luna.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 am Saturday, October 22, 2011 at Wilmington Funeral & Cremation Chapel by Rev. Billy

The family will receive friends following the service.

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  • October 19, 2011
    Ron Salem says:
    I never met Chris in person but recently this month I had the pleasure of speaking with him by phone regarding my condo. Chris spoke to me after dialing his extension and we had an extremely nice conversation. We discussed each of our Dad's passings and what it all meant to us. I left the conversation thinking, "what an unusually kind and helpful person." Just that one conversation I had with him left an extremely brilliant and positive impression of him. I am so sorry and my thoughts are with his family and loved ones.

  • October 19, 2011
    Walter & Cecelia Graham says:
    Please accept our sincere sympathy. Chris was always willing to go the extra distance when we came to him with an issue regarding our unit at Sea Colony. Walter & Cecelia Graham

  • October 17, 2011
    Sharon DeGroat says:
    On behalf of the Board of Directors of Chapman Ridge HOA I would like to extend our deepest sympathies. Chris was our property manager who was always ready to assist our members. He was a very special person and a wonderful friend to us all. Chris will truly be missed. Our prayers are with you all.

  • October 17, 2011
    Gerry White says:
    Susan, I am so sorry and shocked to hear of Chris' death.I enjoyed knowing him and having him work for me in my business.Please accept our sympathy during this time.

  • October 17, 2011
    Lynda Rutherford says:
    I'm so sorry to hear about the death of Chris. He was a wonderful teacher and the students all loved him. My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this time of sadness.