JAMES KENT KNORR
James K. "Jim" Knorr, 69, of Pleasant Plains formerly of Quincy passed away at home surrounded by his family at 7:35 pm Friday (December 1, 2017).
Born August 16, 1948 in Quincy, Jim was the son of Roger and Freda Stockhecke Knorr. He married Shirley Rose on October 19, 1969 in Mt. Pleasant, IA. She survives.
Jim was a 1966 graduate of Quincy High School and served his country in1968 in the Illinois National Guard Supply Unit 126 during the Vietnam War. After graduating from high school he attended the University of Illinois taking a course in technical training as a land surveyor. He worked for a contractor for a short time learning the construction business. During this time he built their home and made and sold furniture. He also enjoyed traveling and collecting antiques especially old tools. He got to take the Honor Flight in 2016.
Jim worked all over the state of Illinois as a land surveyor for 37 years until his retirement in 2003. After retiring he and Shirley owned and operated a antique shop in Ashland, Illinois for 5 years. After retirement they liked to winter in there Florida home.
Survivors include his wife Shirley; eight nieces and nephews Leanne Williams of Fowler, David Knorr (Kim) of Palmyra, MO, Tracy Shull (Julie) of New Port Richey, FL, Darren Shull (Tracey) of Pella, IA, Wade Shull of Lecanto, FL, Lori Beckett (Doug) New Port Richey, FL, Andrea Bickford (John) of Wickenburg, AZ and Alyssa Rose of San Francisco, CA and one brother Ron Knorr (Sharon) of Fowler, IL. Also surviving is a sister-in-law Donna Simmons (Don) of Lecanto, FL and a brother-in-law Roger Rose (Mary) of Wickenburg, AZ. There are also several great and great great nieces and nephews.
Mr. Knorr was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Jacqueline
Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning 11:00 a.m. in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home with Pastor Dixie Croxton officiating. Burial with Military Honors by the Illinois National Guard Honors Detail will be in Greenmount Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Tuesday morning from 9:30 until the time of services at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the St. Pauls United Church of Christ in Fowler and the Great River Honor Flight.