John Edward "Eddie" Knott, a Baltimore native, age 74, passed away at his late long-time home in Arbutus, on August 17, 2019. He was the son of the late George A. Knott and Edith N. (nee LLoyd) Knott. Eddie was a 1962 graduate of Southern High School, proudly served in the U.S. Navy from 1965 to 1969 and was a member of United Methodist Church. He was employed for many years as an optician, working both in optical labs and retail venues. His passion was baseball, having learned the game at an early age under tutoring provided by his father. He was a member of his high school's team, played on sponsored teams throughout the Baltimore area and was approached by scouts from four major league teams, but chose to join the Navy at that time. He played with a Navy team as well. Eddie was a member of the team that won the 1975 Maryland ASA "A" Slow-Pitch Softball Championship. The team engaged in 165 games that year, including playing for the National title.
Eddie is survived by his loving family, his wife, Stephanie J. (nee Henry) Knott; his daughter, Jennifer J. (Earl) Smith, Arbutus, MD.; his son, John E. Knott (Chelsea Lainhardt), Arbutus, MD.; his granddaughter, Zoey J. Smith, Arbutus, MD.; two godchildren, Jimmie H. Burnett, Parkville, MD., and Christina M. (Knott) Kramer, Braselton, GA.; two sisters, Linda (Francis) Morgereth, Lutherville, MD., and Mary (Bill) Yokel, Brooklyn Park, MD.; four brothers, William "Bill" (Theresa), Landsdown, MD., George Jr. (Diane), Landsdowne, MD., James "Jamie", Graniteville, SC., and Michael Knott, Ocean City, MD.; and two stepbrothers, David M., Baltimore, MD., and Douglas M. (Joyce) Nichols, Glen Burnie, MD.
Friends and relatives may call at the locally-owned Loudon Park Funeral Home, Inc., 3620 Wilkens Avenue, Baltimore, MD. 21229, on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 from 2pm until 4pm and 6pm until 8pm. Funeral services will be held at the Loudon Park Funeral Home on Thursday at 11am, the Reverend Chris Dembeck will be officiating. Interment will follow in the Valor Section, Loudon Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Gold in Flight, an organization whose mission is to help local families who are dealing with pediatric cancer, at http://goldinfight.org, or to the Halethorpe-Relay United Methodist Church, 4513 Ridge Avenue, Halethorpe, MD. 21227
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