William Kenneth “Bill” Knudson, born on October 14, 1955, bid farewell to this world on May 5, 2023, at the age of 67. A son of the late Kenneth Ned and Lois Virginia Knudson, he was a Norfolk, VA native, both in birth and in death.
Bill, as he was known to his friends and loved ones, was a man of many talents. With a knack for carpentry, siding, caulking, and all things handyman-related, he could fix just about anything that came his way. His skilled craftsmanship was admired by all who witnessed it. If there was a problem, Bill would find a solution – and he would do it with style.
But Bill’s talents didn’t stop at the end of a hammer. In his younger years, he followed in his father’s footsteps and became a drummer. From playing with Blind Tuna to jamming with various local bands, Bill knew how to keep the rhythm alive. And as time went on, he discovered a newfound passion for golf. The greens became his sanctuary, and he found solace in the swing of the club.
Tragically, on the fateful afternoon of Saturday, April 16, 2023, as Bill neared the end of his round on the 18th hole of Ocean View Golf Course, fate dealt a cruel blow. Suffering a heart attack, he was swiftly taken to Sentara Heart Hospital, but alas, it was a battle he could not win. Bill’s spirit departed from this world on May 5, 2023, leaving behind memories of his infectious laughter and unwavering determination. Before this medical event, Bill shot a 76 and had three birdies. One his best days/score playing golf for him, became one of the worst days for us, his friends.
To honor and celebrate the life of our dear friend, a gathering will be held at 10am, Saturday, October 21, 2023 in the restaurant of Ocean View Golf Course, 9610 Norfolk Avenue, Norfolk, VA. We will reminisce about the good times shared, the laughs had, and the lessons learned from Bill’s larger-than-life personality. He will forever remain in our hearts as someone who embraced life with open arms and a jubilant spirit.
Bill had once remarked that he wanted to play golf for the rest of his life. And although his time on the course was cut short, there is no doubt that he gave it his all until the very end. As we say our goodbyes to this remarkable man, let us remember his zest for life and his unwavering dedication to the things he loved. Farewell, Bill, and may your final rounds be played on the golden fairways of eternity.
Please visit Altmeyerfh.com and select his obituary to share memories and offer condolences. Arrangements have been entrusted to Altmeyer Funeral Home, Southside Chapel, 5033 Rouse Drive, Virginia Beach, VA.