Clemson Hall of Famer Knoebel Passes

Clemson Hall of Famer Knoebel Passes

Aug. 24, 2005

BLYTHEWOOD, SC – Service for Col. Frederick William Knoebel, U.S. Army (Ret.), 76, will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church in Blythewood, SC. Burial with military honors will be October 28, 2005, at 9 a.m. in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1700, Chicago, IL 60601-7633; or Trinity United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 59, Blythewood, SC 29016. Visitation will be Wednesday 6-8 p.m. at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, Columbia.

Col. Knoebel died Sunday, August 21, 2005. Born in Monticello, N.Y., he was the son of the late Richard and Mary Jane Mohring Knoebel. Retired after 28 years in the U.S. Army, he served during the Vietnam War. For his service, he was awarded the Legion of Merit, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Bronze Star, National Defense Service Medal, Air Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, AF Hon Medal and RVN Gallantry Cross with Palm.

Col. Knoebel was a member of the Clemson University Athletic Hall of Fame as he was an outstanding baseball and football star at Clemson from 1949-52. He completed his football career with 15 interceptions, second in Clemson history to the 17 accumulated by Terry Kinard.

Surviving are his wife, Betty Evans Knoebel; son and daughter-in-law, Col. William Scott and Wendy Knoebel of Burlington, Vt.; daughter and son-in-law, Susan Knoebel and Bob King of Blythewood; son and daughter-in-law, Eric Richard and Brandy Knoebel of Bel Air, Md.; and grandchildren, Jaime Knoebel, Lt. Zachary Knoebel, Meredith King, Evelyn King, Robert King, Rachel Knoebel and Taylor Knoebel.