The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

June 4, 2013

Luther Knipe


— Luther “Luke” Dasson Knipe, 71, of Tanner, died Monday, June 3, 2013, at Decatur General Hospital. Mr. Knipe was born March 30, 1942, in Hughes Spring, Texas, to D.K. Knipe and Edna Brown Knipe. He was a retired Air Force master sergeant and a country western musician.

He is survived by his wife, Cathy McCain Knipe; two sons, Luther D. Knipe Jr. and wife Becky of Denver, Colo., and Johnn Knipe Of Niceville, Fla.; two stepsons, William Crunk and wife Naomi of Athens and Steven Crunk and wife Erica of Rogersville; one brother, Teddy Knipe of Quitman, Texas; and six grandchildren, Luther D. Knipe III, Matt Knipe, Heather Blanchard, Troy Knipe Jr., Koti Crunk and Carson Crunk;

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Troy Knipe; one brother, Dock Knipe; one sister, Jean; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Albert “Sam” and Thetus McCain.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 6, at Nebo Cumberland Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Danny Pettus officiating. Burial will be in Nebo Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. at Nebo Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Pallbearers will be Matthew Harvey, Jack Landers III, Michael Vandiver, Jason Vandiver, Zachary Lier and Jeremy McInnis.


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