Joseph LaMar Knott

1928 ~ 2020

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Nov. 2, 2020
6:00 AM
10630 S 1055 W, South Jordan, UT 84095

Joseph LaMar Knott, age 92, returned to his Heavenly Father on October 29, 2020, with his loving wife at his side. LaMar was born on February 13, 1928.

Our beloved “Papa” is survived by his eternal companion of 71 years, Colleen, his 4 children, Joleen, Jeff, Steve (Susie), Greg (Marti), and several cherished grandchildren and great grandchildren. Hosts of loved ones, as well as his much-loved dogs, have welcomed him into heaven. He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Naomi Knott, his sister, Shirley and brother, Ronald.

LaMar married his best friend, Colleen, in the Salt Lake Temple in 1949. He delighted in his family and stayed closely connected with weekly visits to his children’s homes. He provided wonderful vacations for his family, especially to Disneyland. He served in the U.S. Navy as an Instrument Specialist, enlisting at an early age because of his patriotic spirit. LaMar provided the example of working hard every day as a Jeweler, building up his own small business, JL Knott & Sons Jewelers; with a work ethic so strong that he worked well into his 80s. His positive attitude and ability to make others happy always made him the life of the party, counting everyone he knew as a friend. Serving the Lord for the Church of Jesus Christ, in Ward bishoprics and Stake calling of High Councilor, he was a kind and dedicated leader. He and Colleen were members of a club called the "Stuffers"- with 9 couples that met for dinner & played games every month at each other's homes and annual camp trips with all their kids over the 24th of July.

The family would like to thank the care team at St. Joseph’s Villa for their loving care, as well as their long-time neighbor, Anna Caputo.
A private family viewing will take place at Larkin Sunset Lawn in SLC on Monday November 2, 2020. Family and friends are invited to attend the graveside service that day at the South Jordan Cemetery (10630 S 1055 W) at 1:00 pm.

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We are so sad to hear about your dad. He was like a second dad to us. We cherish the many hours we spent in your family’s home and the many camping trips we went on to Redmond camp grounds It was fun to make your dad laugh. He had such an infectious laugh. Your mom and dad were such loyal friends to our parents. They loved going to dinner every Saturday. I know my dad and Lamar are catching up. We love your family!!

- Jack and Chris Olsen

What a good man he is. Lamar was one of several men who took me under his wing. I enjoyed our patio talks while his son Steve was on his mission and the love and support Lamar gave me. With his loving guidance/concern I made decisions that forever changed my life in a very positive way. What an amazing person. Godspeed my friend.

- Steve Nielsen

greg sorry to hear about your dad he was very friendly to me whenever I would go
to the store.

- sue baxter

So sorry to read about LaMar’s passing. Sounds like he had an amazing life though. He always took good care of my jewelery problems.
God bless
Thelma Parry

- Thelma Parry

Dear Colleen and Family - I am sorry to hear of the passing of my cousin, LaMar. Interesting. I was thinking about both of you just last week, and wondering what was happening and if you two were still around. I've been in contact recently with our cousin, Keith Dixon, in Brigham City. He and Charlene seem to be doing well. There are three of us left in my family - Loran, who is now 90. Shirley is 89. She had a bad stroke a couple of years ago and is receiving in-home care. Leland who is now 86. Eutona is 84. They are doing well. I am 82. My Joe died three years ago. I am active and healthy.
May you be blessed with comfort and strength at this time. What a long and wonderful marriage you had.
I love this thought I have posted in my home, "One way to have a bit of Heaven in your home is to have someone from your home in Heaven."
My love,
Connie LaDean Dixon Barlow

- Connie Dixon Barlow

Dear Colleen & Family,
We send our condolences in the passing of your dear husband and father/grandfather. He was a very fine man in all he was involved in. We know he endured faithfully to the end, and each of you have been blessed because of the person he was.
Roger & Marlene Jones

- Roger & Marlene Jones

Our family sends our condolences. We are very sorry to hear about his passing, we wish would could have attended the funeral services. He was a great man and we have only fond memories.

- Geneva & Ronnie Knott