Knittel, Frank A.

University Administrator, Professor, Pastor And Business Owner

Thursday, February 19, 2015
Frank A. Knittel
Frank A. Knittel

Frank A. Knittel, 87, of Ooltewah, Tennessee, died on Wednesday, February 18, 2015.

He was born in Bakersfield, Ca., on Sept. 30, 1927. He was the son of the late Julius J. and Emma I. Knittel and was preceded in death by a sister, Vida Dohm.

Frank held a B.A. degree in English, M.S. degree in school administration and a Ph.D. in English language and literature. He was a university administrator, professor, pastor and business owner.

He was extremely involved in his community throughout his life and held memberships in the Kiwanis, Lions and Rotary Clubs.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the Collegedale Community Church of Seventh-day Adventists.

Survivors include his beloved wife, Helen Dean Knittel, son, Jeff Knittel (Crystal), of Nashville, daughter, Sherry Knittel Drew, of Chattanooga, five grandchildren, Joe, Andrew, Rachel, Jessica, Jacob, sister, Joyce Hardin, of Alvord, TX, and nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 2–6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 28, at the Collegedale University Seventh-day Adventist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Worthy Student Fund at Southern Adventist University.

Please share your thoughts and memories online at www.ChattanoogaValleyViewChapel.com.

Arrangements are by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 7414 Old Lee Highway, Chattanooga, TN 37421.


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