David Victor Knott, 82, of Talent, passed away March 21, 2011, at the Rogue Valley Medical Center, Medford. He was born April 7, 1928, in Ashland, the son of Gladys and Victor Knott.

Dave was raised in Ashland and attended Ashland schools. He began working for Ted's Feed and Seed in downtown Ashland in the late 50s. Beginning in the early 60s he worked for Provost Home Furnishing as a flooring installer until his retirement.

During the Korean conflict he served in the United States Army.

On September 4, 1951, in Ashland he married the former Wilma Audrey Schuster.

Dave loved being outdoors. He was an avid fisherman, and has hiked most every trail in the Ashland area.

He was a member of the Ashland First Baptist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Victoria Davis, of The Dalles, Ore., and Elizabeth Casci, of Carson City, Nev.; sister, Rosemary Bevel, of Talent, Ore.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma, in 2003; his parents; and two sister.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc., Southern Oregon Chapter, 2860 State Street, Medford, Oregon 97501 or to the Parkinson's Resources of Oregon, 3975 Mercantile Dr. Ste 154 Lake Oswego, OR 97035.

Friends are invited to stop by an open house to visit with family at the Community Center of the Mountain View Estates from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 24, 2011.

Arrangements: Litwiller Simonsen Funeral Home, Ashland, Oregon. www.litwillersimonsen.com.