Hornell, N.Y., farrier Richard S. “Dick” Knapp passed away Sunday, Jan. 28. 2018. He was 82.
Knapp was a richly talented artist, a professional rodeo cowboy, a farrier, a heavy equipment operator, an avid hunter, fisherman and golfer. He knew growing up that he was a cowboy, for he had a deep love of horses. He met his wife as he helped her saddle up for a trail ride. His family hit the rodeo circuit every summer. Friends always knew when he’d arrived on the rodeo grounds by his inevitable burst of laughter that was heard clear across the arena. Lifetime friendships were formed during those summer days.
A memorial service in celebration of his life will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 3 at the Sovereign Grace Baptist Church, 2714 County Rte. 70A (Big Creek Road).
In lieu of flowers, those wishing may contribute in his memory to Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund, 101 Pro Rodeo Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80919.