Francis Xavier Knott, 95, of Indian Head, Maryland, passed away on Friday, October 9, 2020, at Hospice House of Charles County due to complications from cancer. Born October 8, 1925, in Indian Head, Maryland, he was the son of the late Frances Regina Knott and the late Francis Xavier Knott, Sr. Also preceding him in death was his wife of nearly 61 years, Audrey Leigh Knott, and his daughter Ann Meredith Chadwick.
Mr. Knott is survived by his son Steven Morgan Knott, his wife Melody Knott, his son-in-law William Kent Chadwick, and his wife Laura Chadwick La Plata, Maryland. Additional survivors include five nieces, six nephews, and many extended family members.
Mr. Knott was a lifelong member of St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Indian Head, Maryland. He was a United States Navy veteran of World War II and was posted to London, England, during the war. In 1948, he began what would become a 42-year career with United Airlines. Mr. Knott was also a charter member of the Indian Head Volunteer Fire Department. He enjoyed photography as a lifelong hobby. He particularly enjoyed visiting with family and friends.