David Wayne Knott, Jr., known fondly as Knotthead or DK, passed away tragically on May 24, 2023. He was born in Mount Airy, Maryland on September 1, 1966 and graduated from Brunswick High School.
David worked as a Superintendant for W.F. Delauter and Son and was an excellent heavy equipment operator all of his life. When not working, he enjoyed livestock, farming, butchering, and riding motorcycles. He loved riding on his tractors, making hay with his daughter KK and anything to do with farming. David also loved being around people and spent much of his time socializing. He had an exuberant enjoyment of life and lived life in the fast lane with laughter and passion.
David's family meant everything to him even though he was outnumbered by the girls; he loved being a father to many whose lives he touched. He was proud of his four daughters and McKenzy's fondest memory of her dad is giving birth to her daughter, Presley, who became the center of his world. His daughter Aubry shared a love of showing pigs and the family being involved in 4H.
David also knew how to make someone feel special by writing little notes or bringing flowers to his wife just because. He loved morning coffee with her at their home or visiting the Beach Shack but most importantly spending quality time together.
At night, David was often found stargazing or looking at the moon with Kelsy who says she will miss those moments the most. David also loved his dog, Puddy.
Despite being sociable and loud, David had an emotional and passionate side that touched many people's hearts.
The family will receive friends at the Stauffer Funeral Home, 8 East Ridgeville Blvd., Mount Airy, MD 21771 on Tuesday, May 30, 2023 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm and 5:00pm to 9:00pm. The family will also receive friends on Wednesday, May 31, 2023 from 10:00am to 11:00am where a Celebration of Life Service will begin at 11:00am at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Prospect Cemetery. The family invites everyone to join them to continue to celebrate the life of DK at the Isizaak Walton League of America Mt. Airy Chapter located at 6642 Woodville Road, Mt. Airy, MD 21771 immediately following the interment.
His passing was sudden, and he was doing what he loved, being outdoors and not fearing any challenges.
David is survived by his loving wife, Melany (Mel) Knott, his daughters, McKenzy Wolfe and her fiance Terrence, Kelsy Wolfe and Aubry Knott ; granddaughter, Presley Sheckels, fondly known as Pp, mother, Judith Huble; step-father, Donnie Huble; sister, Dianne Roberts and husband, Tim and their children, Lindsay and JC Seal; brother, Kerry Knott and wife, Alisha; sister, Holly Jordan and husband, Chris; sister, Ciara Knott, special aunt and uncle, Bobby and Debbie Knott. He is also survived by numerous other family members and friends who will all miss him dearly.
He is preceded in death by his daughter, Kaisy Knott (KK), father, David Wayne Knott Sr., uncle, Tommy Knott and friends, David Key, Tommy Hoy Sr, Arnie Leach.
David's legacy lives on as someone who lived passionately with love for everything he touched. He will be missed tremendously.
DK's favorite quotes: "Listen to me now or hear me later", his response to How are you doing, "I'm Blessed", "Chrome don't get you home" and he always said I love you but never Good Bye.