Marcia E. Knapke: Obituary


Marcia E. Knapke, of Port St. Joe, FL, and wife of Mark Knapke, passed away Sunday, July 29, 2018 at Sacred Heart on the Gulf surrounded by her family.

Memorial services to celebrate the life of Marcia Messer Knapke will be 7:00 pm  Thursday August 2nd 2018 from Spring Place Baptist Church, 441 GA 225 Chatsworth, GA 30705. The family will receive friends  from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm at Spring Place Baptist Church.

Marcia, daughter of the late Willie and Ruth Messer, and late Martha Ann McConkey, was born February 26, 1956 in Chatsworth, GA. She worked in sales, recently retiring from vacation rentals. Marcia was “the most famous person in the room”, she loved to socialize and loved Key West, where she met her husband Mark. They were married for over fifteen years. She spent her time painting, gardening, and enjoying arts and crafts. Marcia was a big supporter of the Volunteer South Gulf County Fire Department at Cape San Blas.

She is survived by her husband, Mark Knapke of Port St. Joe at St. Joseph Peninsula State Park; daughter Keleigh J. Dyer of Chatsworth, GA; son US Navy MCPO H. Lee Dyer (Promise) of Guam; grandchildren Hunter, Santiago, Alec Dyer, and Joshua Dover; sisters Chrissie Booth of Chatsworth, GA and Shawn Berry of Crystal Springs, MS; numerous other relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial contributions to the South Gulf County Volunteer Fire Department 240 Cape San Blas Road Port St. Joe, FL 32456, or to The Murray County Humane Society P.O. Box 796 Crandall, Georgia 30711

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