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Bobby Kay Knell

October 17, 1944 — March 27, 2024


Bobby Kay Knell (Bubba) was born October 17, 1944 to Benjamin Kay and Elizabeth Lula Petty Knell in Cedar City, Utah. He died in Centennial, Colorado on March 27, 2024 at the age of 79.

Kay grew up in Newcastle, Utah working on the family farm and spending time riding his horse and playing guitars with his brother Gail. After he graduated from Cedar City High School he joined the Utah Army National Guard and then attended electronics school in Salt Lake City. He worked several years at Area 51 USAF military installation; was a sales representative for Gulf Oil, and later owned and operated for many years his own service stations in Utah, Nevada and Colorado.

He excelled at Dutch oven cooking; loved cars, horses, music, the outdoors and anything western.

He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and served in scouting and the Addiction Recovery Program.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Sharon; children: Kristina (John) Stokes; Matthew (Jessica) Knell; Megan Knell (Steve Etter); grandchildren: Jake, Scott and Kaylee Stokes; Hendrix, Penelope and Silas Knell; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Karolyn and brother, Gail.

A memorial service will be held at 11:30 am on Friday, April 5th in the LDS Church located at 6061 South Havana Street, Centennial, CO.

He will be missed by those who loved him and his outgoing personality.

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