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
Batten.

The family will receive friends following the service.

Please share memories and condolences with the family by clicking on the “Sign Guest Book” tab above.

Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099


Purchase Flowers

Tribute Wall

Please feel free to sign the guestbook or share a memory



Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


  • October 20, 2011
    Summer Cavenaugh says:
    Susan, I am so very sorry for the loss of your husband. I know that we haven't seen each other in awhile, but that doesn't change the fact that I love you dearly and cannot imagine your pain. I never knew Chris and that is my loss. I am so sorry, and if I can do anything for you please let me know. Please give your family my love and know that you are in my thoughts. Love you Always.

  • October 17, 2011
    Linda Boney says:
    I'm so sorry for your loss. My daughter Jessi was one of Mr. Knopf's students and always was so encouraged by his fantastic teaching skills. I lost my husband when he was 44 years old and a teacher. I understand what you are going through and wish the best for his family.

  • October 17, 2011
    Linda Boney says:
    I'm so sorry for your loss. My daughter was one of Mr. Knopf's students and always was so encouraged by his fantastic teaching skills. I lost my husband when he was 44 years old and a teacher. I understand what you are going through and wish the best for his family.

  • October 19, 2011
    Sherry Chafin says:
    Chris was a very unique and passionate individual .....passionate about his country and flag,his many students, his music, and his family and friends. He lived and loved his life to the fullest. He was my friend and I will miss him, as will all he came in contact with. My love goes out to Susan and his family.

  • October 20, 2011
    Sharon L Cosby says:
    May God wrap you all in His arms of love and may He comfort you as only He can! I was Chris's 6th Grade teacher @ St. Pete Christian. I enjoyed teaching Chris and have never forgotten him. Sounds like he has impacted his world in a positive way. A great legacy indeed! God bless you!