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
    Whitney (Webster) Schmidt says:
    Mr. Knopf was one of my all time favorite teachers. I looked forward to going to his class everyday. I never knew what to expect but knew I'd have a blast learning. He was a big influence in my life and he will truly be missed by lots!

  • October 18, 2011
    LynneDeCola says:
    I am so sad to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless you Chris. Mrs DeCola

  • October 17, 2011
    KimLewis says:
    So sorry to hear about Mr. Knopf,he was a great person & a great teacher.He was loved by all of his students.I remembered he asked me to champerone a field trip to raleigh & we had such a great time and laughed alot.My daughter Tiff was one of his students and always encouaged her.Heartfelt prayers go out to all of his friends,students & family.

  • October 17, 2011
    Suzi Motley says:
    On behalf of the Board of Directors of Sandybrook Subdivision I would like to extend out deepest sympathies. I have worked with Chris for the last few years and he was such a special young man. We all will all miss his laugh, smile and dedication to his work.