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Phillip E Knotts

December 1, 1963 - July 8, 2021

Phillip E KnottsPhillip E. Knotts, Jr. passed away on July 8, 2021. Phil loved nature and animals, and enjoyed camping, fishing, cars, trucks, and dogs. 


Phil leaves behind his wife Rebecca Hansen, son Jefferey Knotts, daughter-in-law Hannah Knotts, two daughters Megan and Katherine Knotts, and two grandchildren Euan and Liam Knotts. He also leaves behind two sisters, Susie Kopaska and Debbie Craigmyle.

Phil's family and friends truly loved his sense of humor, his honest and blunt way of putting things, but most of all just knowing he was there for you through thick and thin. Phil was a true friend, and he will be missed very much.

A Celebration of Life was held on July 24, 2021 in Salem, OR.

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Phil was an amazing person and a great friend that be missed so much.

It was an honor to be your nurse and getting to care for you at Salem Health. I truly loved coming to work and finding out I had you as one of my patients, every time. I loved hearing all your stories about your dogs and how much you loved your animals, watching your face light up always made my nights ♥
You were one tough cookie and endured more physical pain than most, but you managed to keep a fighting spirit about you. I loved spending time in your room with you and Beckie. Listening to the stories you both would tell and seeing you smile, all the laughs and many many  tears we all shared together meant the world to me. Thank you for allowing me to care for you and sharing some of your life with me. 
I will always remember you Phil and your loving wife, Beckie  

Sending you love and light
Rest gently Phil

Your friend and Nurse,


We had some of best times growing up together.  Going for drives in my car so you could look for old cars in peoples backyard to riding our bikes and making some of the craziest ramps to jump.  We drifted apart in our adult years, and we went different ways.  I will always remember our younger years as some of the happiest times.  Be happy and free from pain, my brother, and I will see you again.  Your sister, Susie