Alva G. "Tex" Knott, Sr.
Dec 30, 1950 - Nov 19, 2011
Alva. G. "Tex" Knott, Sr., of rural Riverton died at his home Saturday morning, Nov. 19, 2011, at the age of 60.
Funeral services are at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 26, at the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.
Interment, with military honors, follows at Mountain View Cemetery in Riverton.
Alva Guy Knott, Sr. was born in Lander on Sat., Dec. 30, 1950, the son of Alvin Guy Knott and Martha Orene (Roach) Knott. His great grandparents, John and Sara Knott were original homesteaders of the Lander area.
He grew up in Lander and Riverton, lived for a time in Ashland, Mont., and had lived in Riverton for over 30 years.
Mr. Knott was a disabled U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, where he did two tours of duty. He had worked as a rancher when he married, Lynne Donnell Brasher, on Aug. 16, 1975, in Cody.
He also worked as a truck driver, owned his own towing and mechanic's garage, A&R Towing of Riverton, owned a second hand store and arcade in Riverton, and was a hoist operator for Western Nuclear Mines at Jeffrey City.
Mr. Knott was of the Christian faith.
He was a member of the American Legion, a former member of the C.B. Club of Fremont County, member of the American Rifle Association, and the National Rifle Association.
His family said he enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, leatherwork, art, especially drawing, working on vehicles, was fascinated with and had a collection of eagles, enjoyed being on the Internet, especially Facebook, and collected coins.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Lynne of Riverton; daughters, Bonnie Knott, Kori Martin and husband Kenneth, Trishia Knott and Chris Rieb, and Katie Knott, all of Riverton; grandchildren, Anthony Cousineau, Nathan Cousineau, Kenaven Knott, Christopher Martin, Cylee Martin, and a sixth grandchild due Dec. 6.; his mother-in-law, Donna Brasher; brother, John Tadin; sister, Patty Barton and husband Bob; two brothers-in-law and one sister-in-law; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his step-father, John Tadin II; a son, Alva "Guy" Knott, Jr., on April 12, 1998.
On-line condolences for the family may be made at: theDavisFuneralHome.com
Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.