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Celebrating the life of

Peter Lyle Knepton

April 28, 1956 - January 19, 2023

Peter Lyle Knepton

Peter Lyle Knepton, born in New York on April 28, 1956, passed away on January 19, 2023, at his home in the Windsor Forest neighborhood of Savannah, Georgia.

He was born to Robert and Ruth Knepton of Brooklyn, New York.  The family relocated to Savannah in 1967, and he grew up with an older sister, Lisa.  Shortly after graduating from Windsor Forest High School in 1974, he joined his father at Gulfstream Aerospace, where he enjoyed a lucrative and successful career as an engineer.

During his years at Gulfstream, Pete also began his extensive volunteer work, first at Fort Pulaski National Monument and then at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum in Pooler.  He loved all things related to military history and aviation and was an avid collector of memorabilia from the American Civil War as well as both World Wars.  Pete retired from Gulfstream in 2012 after 32 years of service.  Pete joined the B-17G “City of Savannah” Restoration Team in December 2012 and documented several hundred volunteer hours each year and twice that doing his own research when not at the museum. 

Pete is survived by his niece Linda Duncan of Savannah, her husband David, and her four children; his friend of fifty years and former brother-in-law Robert Duncan, also of Savannah, and his wife Denese; his sister Lisa Broadwell of Atkins, Arkansas; and friends and colleagues too numerous to mention.  A celebration of life will be held at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum on February 16th at 6 p.m. in the art gallery. His final wishes were to be interned with his parents in Saugerties, Ulster County, New York.




I first meet Pete in the seventies when he came to work at Roper Lawn Products around 1970esh. I also remember him being very interested in anything concerning history relating to the civil war. He was fun to be around and also a kind and caring person the world is a sadder place since his passing and will be missed. Rest in peace...

- Buddy Gallaher, thunderbolt, Georgia

Irreplaceable, just one of the best persons I have or will ever know. I will miss him a lot, as will others at the 8th museum. May he R.I.P.

- Ken Maxwell, Pooler, GA

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel