Leonard (Lenny) Vandyke Knott

February 28, 1936 April 30, 2020 Leonard (Lenny) Knott, 84, of Angleton, TX passed away in the early morning hours of Thursday April 30, 2020 in Danbury, TX surrounded by local family. Lenny was born February 28, 1936 in Stockport, NY to George and Edith Sanford Knott. Lenny joined the US Air Force in the mid-50s and while enlisted met Margie Nell Polk, who he married on September 7, 1958. They raised their family in Stuyvesant Falls, NY and then moved to Angleton, TX in 1978.

Lenny was a man with a heart of gold. He would not pass up an opportunity to help someone. He loved classic country music and enjoyed listening to it with his family and friends. Also, he had a love for cars and working on cars was his life. Lenny worked at the Ragland’s dealership in Angleton, TX for over 20 years. He helped many people start their careers in the auto care business. Lenny’s greatest joy in his life was his family and helping others. He was a member of the Northway Baptist Church. Many of Northway member’s vehicles are still running because of Lenny. Lenny was preceded in death by his parents George and Edith Sanford Knott, his wife Margie and his brothers Donald Knott, Chester Knott, Bernard Knott, Raymond Knott, George Knott and Harold Knott.

Lenny is survived by his children Jackie Penn (Cindy) of Angleton, TX, Wanda Oakes (Danny) of Ravena, NY, Lenny Jr (Cissie) of Fuquay-Varina, NC, Doyle (Elaine) of Spokane, WA, Bobby Extrom (Pam) of Lewisville, NC, Glynn (Bobbie) of Angleton, TX, Norma LoStracco (Roy) of Danbury, TX, daughter-in-love Sue Savosky Powell (Richard) of Danbury, TX; sister-in-law Juanita Knott of Stuyvesant, NY ; twenty-one grandchildren and thirty-five great grandchildren.

Due to the pandemic a memorial service will be held at a later date. Lenny and Margie’s ashes will be joined together at Grandfather Mountain, NC. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Northway Baptist Church, 1421 Buchta Road, Angleton, TX 77515 Online condolences for the family may be sent to

“Rest in Peace Daddy”

Johnson Newspapers 7.1


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