ST. GEORGE/Bountiful--Bruce Bentley Knell "Kingpin", beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, died January 23, 1999 in St. George, Utah.

He was affectionately called Uncle Buck by his nieces and nephews. He was born September 14, 1938 in Cedar City, Utah, son of Ray and Clara Knell. He married Bonnie Jean Pueblo, June 28, 1961 in the Salt Lake Temple. Bruce served an LDS Mission in the Central Atlantic States. He held a strong testimony of the gospel. Bruce was always giving of himself and enjoyed giving gifts to all of his loved ones. He was the most happy when he was with his family. He was a very hard worker and worked many long days and nights to ensure that his business, Westgate Mortgage, would strive to be one of the best. His family will most remember him by his strength and uplifting attitude towards life, and his wonderful whip cream and strawberry pancakes on Sunday mornings. He will be greatly missed by all those whose lives he's touched, personally as well as financially.Surviving are his wife of 38 years, Bonnie of St. George and Bountiful; three daughters: Lauri (Mark) Ames of Ivins; Terri (Justin) Burgon and Sheri (Darren) Anderson both of West Jordan; five sons: Richard B. (Vicki) Knell of North Salt Lake; Kevin (Natalie) Knell of St. George; Dustin (Shelly) Knell and K.C. Knell both of Kaysville; Michael Knell of St. George; 17 grandchildren; father and stepmother, Ray and Betty Knell and brother, Douglas (Janet) Knell, both of Cedar City; sister, Trudy (Larry) Johnson of Villa Park, CA. He was preceded in death by his mother, Clara Bentley Knell and his father-in-law, William D. Pueblo.

Funeral Services will be held Thursday, January 28, 1999 at 11 a.m. in the North Canyon 5th Ward Chapel, 2505 So. Davis Blvd. in Bountiful. Friends may call Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 at Spilsbury & Beard Mortuary, 110 So. Bluff St., in St. George; Wednesday evening from 6 to 9 at Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary, 295 No. Main and Thursday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 prior to Services at the Chapel. Interment will be Bountiful City Cemetery under the direction of Spilsbury & Beard Mortuary, St. George, UT, 673-2454.

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