J. David (Dave) Knibbs, from Apopka, Florida ( formally of LaPorte and Crown Point Indiana), died peacefully at home in Apopka, Florida on 11/18/18. He was born to Fred and Florence Knibbs on 4/24/34 in Warren, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Crown Point, Indiana High School in 1952 and Purdue University School of Pharmacy in 1956. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Barbara (Zizkovsky), Children, Tom (Jim Dygas) of Chicago, Illinois, Ted (Soula Vettas) of LaPorte, Indiana, Michelle (Kate Keesling) of Indianapolis, Indiana. Grandchildren, Jonathan Knibbs, Zachary Knibbs, Emily Keesling, and Sarah Keesling; sister-in-law Shirley Carl and many nieces and nephews. Dave was preceded in death by his son Tim Knibbs, parents Fred and Florence and his sister’s Anne Hill and Kathy Knibbs. Dave was a loving father, husband, grandfather, and friend. He was a Registered Pharmacist in Indiana, owning Lincolnway Pharmacy in LaPorte, Indiana and Dave’s Drugs in Cedar Lake, Indiana. He was an avid golfer, most recently at Errol Estates in Apopka Florida, where he was very active and had many close friends and a strong community. He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, a 4th Degree Knight of the Knights of Columbus, and a lifelong member of the Elks. Dave had an undeniable love for his family, and enjoyed spending time with them whenever possible, laughing, loving and teaching us, even at the very end of his life. He was passionate about family, friends, golf, cooking, and fun, he will be missed by many.
There will be a memorial service on Saturday November 24th at St. Francis of Assisi in Apopka Florida at 11 AM. A funeral will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, In LaPorte, Indiana, on Saturday December 15th.
In lieu of flowers, Donations can be made to your local Hospice in Dave’s name.