James Joseph Knudsen, Jr.
The Lord called home a great man, a husband, father, best friend, brother, someone who lifted and inspired so many. Through the years, not just in the past week we would receive many a thank you, for the opportunities he gifted, for the hope he delivered, for the strength and understanding he gave to many.
He left a huge mark, and legacy on this earth, he changed lives with his constant words of encouragement and life lessons. He was smart, witty, sarcastic, loving, handsome, funny and generous.
Jim was the publisher of this very newspaper you read today started as the Crestview News Leader, a publisher for 30 years, a car salesman and an amazing wood worker.
There was nothing he couldn’t tackle, no obstacle he couldn’t overcome, he was a fighter, and nothing could stand in his way. He is survived by his wife Jennifer Knudsen, his sons Nicholas, and Ryker Knudsen, Steven DelPozo, his daughters Jamie Correl and Vanessa Chromi. His grandchildren, Shayla, and Daylen Kendall, Kendrick, and Ava’lyn Miller, Kaydence and Tanner Del Pozo and Weston Garlo.
His sisters Karolyn, Patricia, and Kris, to many nieces, and nephews to count.
His loving parents James and Patricia Knudsen were waiting to greet him in heaven along with his sons, Michael and Ryan Knudsen, his sisters Kathy, Jensina and Linda, and niece Lauren. May we always remember him for his tenacity, grit, smart wit, and the love he gave out so freely to many.
A celebration of life for Jim will be held on Tuesday, August 23, 2022, from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Brackney Funeral Service with Pastor Jerry Nelson officiating.
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