Bill G. Knoch

  • Born: November 19, 1933
  • Died: November 19, 2014
  • Location: Uniopolis, Ohio

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home

311 W Main St
Cridersville, OH 45806

Tel. (419) 645-4501

Tribute & Message From The Family

Bill G. Knoch, age 81 of Uniopolis, died at 2:39 a.m., Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. He was born November 19, 1933 in Auglaize County; the son of the late Clay W. and Anna Catherine (Morris) Knoch. He married Audrey Evelyn Fox on August 7, 1954, who survives.

Mr. Knoch was a retired truck driver with H.S. Davies, Scott Lad, and Roundy's, and was a member of the Crossroads Church of God. He is a U. S. Army Veteran and a former member of the Waynesfield F. & A. M. He was a lifetime member of the Ohio Quarter Horse Racing Association. He served on the OQHRA Board of Trustees for 10 years. He worked as a stewart in OH, KY, IN, WY, OK, NM, and MI. He was also active with the Auglaize County Fair Gospel Sing Tent. He started and operated the Classic Music Hall in Uniopolis. He also enjoyed wood working.

He is also survived by 2 sons – Jeff (Vicki) Knoch of Uniopolis; Keith (Rita) Knoch of Uniopolis; 6 grandchildren – Danielle (Aaron) Tomlinson, Zeb Knoch, Heather (Joseph) Huelskamp, Linsey (Fiancee' Nicholas Paul) Knoch, Kala Knoch, Dylan Knoch; also like grandchildren to Bill were Xavier Kiefer and Kelsie Kiefer; a great granddaughter – Emily Tomlinson; 6 brothers – Clay Knoch of Uniopolis, Brooks (Jeanette) Knoch of Wapakoneta; Ted (Jeanne) Knoch of Uniopolis; Rex (Sharon) Knoch of Uniopolis; Tom (Barbara) Knoch of Wapakoneta; Dick Knoch of St. Johns; 2 sisters – Georgia Lou Lee of Wapakoneta; Lucille (Joe) Bell of Wapakoneta.

He was preceded in death by 2 brothers – Morris Knoch and Allen Wayne Knoch; 1 sister – Glenna Horman.

Memorial services will begin 2:30 p.m., Sunday at Crossroads Church of God, 775 S. Thayer Road, Lima OH 45806 with Pastor Tim Hubbell officiating.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m., Saturday, at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville, and one hour prior to services at the church on Sunday.

Memorial contributions may be made to Crossroads Church of God.

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We want to express our deep sympathy for the loss of Bill. He and Audrey were friends to our family. Bill and my dad Charlie Sheets worked together at Scot Lad and on through the years we as kids were in 4-H with our horses with Bills help. We thank you for the friendship you shared with our parents, Charlie and JoAnn and for being there when dad passed. You shared New Year's Eve playing cards with them and I'm sure the guys won!!!! Audrey and mom also collected for the gospel tent at the Auglaize County Fair. We pray God will give you sweet memories of Bill to help sustain you through the holidays and everyday you miss him. He will be missed greatly but has left a legacy for his wife and children and grandchildren.

Posted by Charles Sheets Family, JoAnn, Shelva & Joe, Dennis & Kim, Bob & - Waynesfield, OH - friend of family   November 23, 2014

So sorry for your loss. To help your grieving, share and concentrate on your many happy memories.

Posted by A friend   November 21, 2014

I met Bill many years ago, was a very nice man. My husband's cousin, Robert Knoch. Sending our deepest sympathy on your loss & sending prayers for God's comfort at this time. And apology for not being able to come in person as Robert is in hospital right now.

Posted by Kathy Wilges Knoch - Wapakoneta, OH   November 21, 2014


wish I could be there with all of you. I will miss bill , he was a great brother, I love more than any one could imagine...xmbuf

Posted by Lucille Knoch bell - lexington, KY - sister   November 20, 2014

My prayers, and condolences to the Knoch family. I have good memories of Bill- one could never forget his friendliness, charm, his wit, or his smile! My connection to the Knoch family was horses and 4-H. Bill always had a funny story. He trained Quarter Horses to race, was track steward, and I have fond memories of going to several races, and also being privileged to get to ride (work out) some of them with Keith and Jeff. Bill will surely be missed by the many who knew him, and especially by all those who loved him. May God be glorified in this time of sorrow for Bill, and by His grace, may the Lord bring comfort and peace to all. Love to you all.


Geoffrey Ulrey

Posted by Geoffrey Ulrey - Wapakoneta by way of Holden,, OH - Friend of the family   November 20, 2014

Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you. May he finally be at Peace.

Posted by Donnie and Mandy Wagner - Indianapolis, IN   November 20, 2014

Sorry to hear of your loss, and the family will be in my thoughts and prayers. I remember all of the good times when we all lived in St. Johns.

Posted by Vickie (Oakley) Schweitzer - Sidney, OH   November 19, 2014

Our sincere condolences to Audrey. You are loved! Mary & Jerry Klapp

Posted by A friend   November 19, 2014