E. Grayson Knapp, Jr., 93,
died Dec. 17, 2012. He would have been 94 yrs. on Jan. 31, 2013. He
was the son of the late Emmett G. and Glenna Rader Knapp.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife,
Vella Lilly McMillion Knapp; two brothers, Harold Knapp and Charles
Knapp; and sister, Mary Elizabeth Dodd.
Born in Alderson in 1919 and a graduate of Alderson High School, he
served in World War II in both the 25th and 53rd battalions of the
Seabees and was attached to the 3rd Division of the U.S. Marines.
Following the war he worked until his retirement for the C&O
Railroad. He was a member of the Alderson Presbyterian Church, where
he served as an elder.
Survivors include: his stepson, Claude "Red" McMillion (Margaret) of
Lewisburg, TN; four step-grandchildren, Kim Holly (Rhea) of
Franklin, TN, Andrew McMillion of Madison, TN, Michael McMillion of
Nashville, TN and Laura Mitchell (Darryl) and their children,
Grayson and Briggs, of Charleston, SC; sister, Anna Mae Cheser of
Buchanan Dam, TX; and several nieces, including, Linda (Mike) Rider
and JoAnne Hardesty Lightner of Alderson.
Memorial Services were held Thursday, Dec. 20 in the Alderson
Presbyterian Church. The family greeted friends one hour prior to