Karl G. Knobel, 79, passed away peacefully on June 22, 2022 while resting at his home in Newport News, Virginia .
Karl was born to Karl Sr. and Edna in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. In 1961, Karl joined the United States Air Force, where he served a long and decorated career as a Pilot, later rising to the rank of Chief Master Sergeant.
Karl was a proud lifelong member of multiple fraternal organizations including Warwick Moose Lodge #1711, American Legion Post 368 and The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge 315 Newport News. The Elks were an important part of Karl’s life. He served the organization with distinction in many capacities through multiple terms such as Exalted Ruler, Trustee and District Deputy.
Karl could be found on any afternoon, enjoying the comradery and libations at the home club of Lodge 315. Karl was well known for his steady demeaner, and charitable heart. He was loved by many and will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
A Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, June 24, 2022 at Weymouth Funeral Home.