Homer  Knost Jr.

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Homer Knost Jr., born of May Craig and George Homer Knost on June 1, 1925, passed away on June 11, 2019. Homer was the youngest of his siblings, Sybil Hardesty, Kenneth Knost, Crystal Brubaker and Lloyd Knost.
Upon graduating high school, Homer married Nita Benge Knost with whom he shared four children, Jayne Knost Snyder, Dr. Jim (and Debbie) Knost, Tom (and Sandy) Knost and Karla Knost(and Barney) Luttrell.
Homer continued growing his family as he married his devoted wife of 52 years, Dorothy "Dotti" Goldman Knost, with whom he shared three children, Scottie Knost, George Homer Knost III (and Christina Jandreau) and Eddie (and Tonya) Knost. Homer had 13 grandchildren, Stephanie, Angela, Denvil, Jay, Matt, Megan, Bryan, Paige, Casey, Joey, "Gunnar", Candace and Rebecca; 16 great-grandchildren, Steven, Spencer, Sterling, Rayvin, Gavyn, Hudson Gabe, Grace, Henry, Hazel, Berkley, Thomas, Charley, Ruth, Levi and Lucy; and great-great-grandchild, Camden.
At the onset of the World War II, at the age of 15, Homer Knost started a cane pole fishing manufacturing business with the determination to raise money to buy a local filling station that had fallen on hard times due to the war. He sold the fuel to his friends and neighbors, and later, the station. Thus beginning his illustrious, adventurous and near 80 year career as an entrepreneur. Homer was the key operating officer of numerous diversified engineering, procurement, logistical, maintenance and construction companies throughout his career. He ventured into myriad fields of work that included the petrochemical, cogeneration, agricultural and sugar industries, as well as many satellite industries. His work spanned the globe-working in more than 65 countries and almost every state in the U.S. including Alaska and Hawaii. He served as U.S. chairman of the Sudan-U.S. Business Council and served on the board of Export-Import Bank of the United States.
Homer served his country as a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II. His accomplishments were always shared with the men and women that worked with and for him, and his appreciation of their dedication and commitments were endless. He wished to thank his administrative assistant, Evelyn Smith, known as "Mrs. E" around the world, for her loyalty and friendship.
Homer was a horseman, a cattleman, a businessman, a friend, a confidant, a brother-in-law, a daddy and a husband. Often referred to as Papa, he loved his farm, the Big Horn Mountains, trees, the seasons, flowers, his dogs, song birds, a good book, poetry, bird hunting, fly fishing, Dotti's good cooking, the Thursday Night Jam and enjoyed any adventure life set before him. Homer Knost was sure, quiet, gentile and kind, Homer Knost will be respected, remembered and missed.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to Dan Carlat Occidental Jam Memorial Scholorship Fund, #10, North Main, Buffalo, WY, 82834 or Saving Grace Community Church, PO Box 58, Slaughter, LA 70777.
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Published on June 14, 2019
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Shearon Causey Guidry
Jun 14, 2019
Dorothy Lee, so sorry to hear about your dear husband. Prayers are with you and your family.Take care.
Collet Marks
Jun 14, 2019
I only knew Mr. Homer Knost for a short period of time, while working for Arkel Constructors. When he would come into the office, while I was covering the front desk and if it was raining or if the sun was shining, I would always ask him if he brought that rain or if brought that sunshine with him. He would smile and make a little comment. You couldn't help but admire this man that still came to his office at 94 years old, even if he didn't feel well. He may not have stayed long but he came in. He had the utmost respect for Ms "E" and she was always there waiting to see what he may need her to do.

Prayers and condolences to all of his family and friends during this time of mourning. M
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