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Walter H. Knee "Skeeter"


Walter H. Knee  "Skeeter",   U.S. Army Veteran


Walter H. “Skeeter” Knee, 85, of Winchester, VA passed away Saturday, March 13, 2021, at Blue Ridge Hospice Inpatient Care Center.

Skeeter was born in 1935 in Winchester, VA, son of the late Walter and Frances Knee. He attended Winchester area High Schools and was a veteran of the United States Army, having served during the Korean conflict. Skeeter was co-owner of Swimley’s Furniture, retiring in 2000.  

Skeeter was past Treasurer for the City of Winchester; served on the
Winchester Tree Commission; was actively involved with many political campaigns for Winchester/Frederick County elected officials; past President and Treasurer of the Boy Scouts; member of the Winchester Masons; member of the Winchester Lions Club; very involved with the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank and NW Works. 

Along with his parents, Skeeter was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Jane Knee; son, Benjamin D. Knee; long-time companion, Debbie Spaid Conard; brother, Ross E. Knee; nephew, Ron Clendening.
Surviving is a grandson, Benjamin Walter Knee of Winchester, VA; nieces and nephews, Kelly Edwards Erdahl (Kent), Cindy Jane Clendening, Mary Beth Estes (Ken), Mike Edwards (Elizabeth), and Scott Knee; sister, Mary Jane Edwards of Williamsburg, VA; daughters of Debbie Conard, Kendra Kerns (Wayne), Lucinda Brian (Paul) and Melinda Holthaus (Hans); as well as many
great nieces and nephews. 

Memorial contributions can be made to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork Street, Suite 405, Winchester, VA 22601

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