Marcia E. Knapke, of Port St. Joe, FL, and wife of Mark Knapke, passed away Sunday, July 29, 2018 at Sacred Heart on the Gulf surrounded by her family.

The family will have a memorial service 5-8 p.m. EST Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018 at Spring Place Baptist Church, 441 GA 225 Chatsworth, GA 30705. A gathering to celebrate Marcia’s life will be held 8-10 p.m. EST Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018 at South Gulf County Fire Department located at 7590 Cape San Blas Road Port St, Joe, FL 32456. Her ashes will be scattered in Key West, FL at a later date according to Whatley Funeral Services 507 10th Street Port St. Joe, FL 32456.

Marcia, daughter of the late Willie and Ruth Messer, and late Martha Ann McConkey, was born February 26, 1956 in Chatsworth, GA. She worked in sales, recently retiring from vacation rentals. Marcia was “the most famous person in the room,” she loved to socialize and loved Key West, where she met her husband Mark. They were married for over fifteen years. She spent her time painting, gardening, and enjoying arts and crafts. Marcia was a big supporter of the Volunteer South Gulf County Fire Department at Cape San Blas.

She is survived by her husband, Mark Knapke of Port St. Joe at St. Joseph Peninsula State Park; daughter, Keleigh J. Dyer of Chatsworth, GA; son, US Navy MCPO H. Lee Dyer (Promise) of Guam; grandchildren, Hunter, Santiago, Alec Dyer, and Joshua Dover; sisters, Chrissie Booth of Chatsworth, GA and Shawn Berry of Crystal Springs, MS; numerous other relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial contributions to the South Gulf County Volunteer Fire Department 240 Cape San Blas Road Port St. Joe, FL 32456 or www.sgcfire.com.