From our January 4, 2001, edition.


Memorial services for Wesley Carroll Knorpp, age 92, were held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 30, 2000, in Robertson Chapel of Memories with Dr. Buddy Hudson, family friend from Hurst, officiating.  Cremation took place at Memorial Park Crematory in Amarillo, on Friday, December 29, 2000.  Arrangements were under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors, Inc. of Clarendon and Rector Funeral Home in Amarillo.

Mr. Knorpp died Thursday, December 28, 2000, in Amarillo.  He was born May 18, 1908, in Clarendon and was a lifetime resident of Donley County.  He married Gertrude Dorris Parr on May 19, 1932, at Long Beach, California.  She preceded him in death on May 11, 1994.  He was employed at the Donley County State Bank in Clarendon from 1928 until retiring in 1995 and was a bank officer.  He was one of the persons instrumental in the building and development of Lake Greenbelt.  He was a long-time member of the Clarendon Lions Club and the Clarendon Masonic Lodge #700.  He was also a member of the First United Presbyterian Church in Clarendon.

Survivors include one daughter, Dorris Bliss Knorpp of Clarendon; one son, Wesley Parr Knorpp of Rowlett, Texas; three grandchildren, Niki Walker of South Lake, Texas, Laurie Shafield of Santa Barbara, California, and Michele Davis of Palestine, Texas; and ten great grandchildren including Kesley, Logan, and Miranda Walker of South Lake, Texas.

The family respectfully requests that memorials be made to BSA Hospice, PO Box 950, Amarillo, Texas 79176-0950.

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