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Russell Albert 'Al Knotts

January 8, 2023

Russell Albert “Al” Knotts, 70, of Titusville, Florida, formerly of Shelbyville, passed away on Sunday, January 8, 2023 at Cape Canaveral Hospital after an extended illness.
He was born November 15,1952 in Shreveport, Louisiana to the late Quinton Carl Knotts and JoAnn McLerran. He was raised by his maternal grandparents, whom he loved and adored, the late Russell McLerran, Sr. and Mary McLerran in Olney, Ilinois.
He is survived by his two daughters: Ashleigh Knotts of Huntsville, Alabama and Mackenzie Knotts of Murfreesboro. Eight brothers: Wayne (Bridgett) Knotts, Patrick (Dusty) Knotts, Christopher (Jacklyn) Knotts, and Jeffrey (Amber) Knotts, all of Texas; Rory (Fran) Knotts of Tennessee; and Kyle (Devon) Knotts of Alabama; Carleton (Vicki) Knotts, Kurt Knotts, and stepmother Martha Knotts, all of Florida; and 22 nieces and nephews.
He started his career as a supervisor in manufacturing in Illinois and continued in Fremont, Ohio and Fulton, Missouri before moving to Tennessee where he worked as a supervisor for Goodman before retiring and joining O’Reilly Auto Parts as a delivery specialist. He recently transferred with O’Reilly Auto Parts to Titusville.  
Al loved family, attending car shows, 70s rock, going to church, and most importantly - being a dad. He attended every softball/soccer game and piano/violin recital when they were children and loved hearing about their travels all over the world as adults.  He was always ready to lend a helping hand and crack a joke to make you smile - his presence will be greatly missed.

A memorial service was held at Gateway Community Church in Titusville on Saturday, January 14, 2023. Here is the link to the service: https://fb.watch/i2DgcWWP-h/?mibextid=v7YzmG