Thursday, January 13, 2022

Obituary - David Lynn Knifong

David Lynn Knifong, age 70, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton, Missouri with his wife and daughter by his side. A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM on Monday, January 17, 2022 with visitation from 10:00-11:00 AM prior to the service. 

The family request for masks to be worn for the visitation and service. Memorial contributions can be made to C.A.R.E. or the Christian Motorcycles Association and can be left in care of the funeral home. Fond memories and condolences can be left online at

David was born in Kansas City, Missouri to Harriett (Bigler) Knifong and Francis Knifong on November 27, 1951. He was raised on a dairy farm between Calhoun and Clinton, Missouri and graduated from Calhoun High School in 1969.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1969 till 1972 as a Combat Engineer at Ft. Belvoir, Virginia. His passions were classic cars, traveling and selling siding and windows for over 20 years. David did not know a stranger and always had a smile and something to say.

David married the love of his life, Janet on April 14, 1998 at Sandals Royal Jamaican. He loved his family and serving God most of all. He never missed a sporting event or one of his grandchildren's activities, and they always knew Papa would be there when they needed him.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his brother Danny, his sister Judy and his grandson Samuel Scoles.

He is survived by his wife Janet of the home, four children; Jennifer Scoles (Tielor) of Clinton, Missouri, Jeff Knifong of Columbia, Missouri, Mekayla Martin (Bryce) and Mack Kelley of Fulton, Missouri, seven grandchildren; Owen, Wyatt, Julia Grace and Dillon Scoles, Ethan Watson, Harper Kelley and Wade Martin, four brothers; Jimmy (Mary) Knifong of Oak Grove, Missouri, Kevin (Beth) Knifong of Seymour, Missouri, Paul Knifong of Warrensburg, Missouri, Dennis Knifong of Calhoun, Missouri and a plethora of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Vansant-Mills Funeral Home in Clinton, Missouri.

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