James Lauck Knightley – Downing and Lahey
James Lauck Knightley
Date of Death: July 6, 2019
Leman Lewis Sr.
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Downing & Lahey East Mortuary
6555 E. Central
Wichita, KS 67206
Thursday 7/11, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

James Lauck Knightley, 72, died Saturday, July 6, 2019. Life Celebration will be from 5:30 – 7:30 pm, Thursday, July 11, 2019, at Downing & Lahey East Mortuary. James was the President and Co-Owner of D.R. Lauck Oil Company, Inc., established by his mother’s father. He was also a rancher at J-J Ranch in Fall River, Kansas, …
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Mary Lou Freach left a message on July 12, 2019:
As neighbors for many, many years, I want to express our gratitude for your willingness to always take the time to sit and chat with our son, Kris, while he was growing up. He loved that time with both of you and your little dog, Tina. Rest in peace.
Julie Meisch left a message on July 11, 2019:
I had the pleasure of knowing Jim for the past 20+ years as his dental hygienist. He touched my heart over the years. He was so witty and I always enjoyed our conversations. He was so proud of his family and I feel like I know you all. I remember how excited he was to show me a photo of the twins when they were born. It was hard to watch him struggle with his health the last couple of years. He was a special person as all of you know. I for one will miss him and I want to extend my deepest sympathy to his family.
Mary Hopkins left a message on July 11, 2019:
So many great memories. Such special times. Your heart was so big it just wouldn’t give up. You will always be one of my very best friends. Love you Jimmy❤️ Love to you Sandy and Family❤️
Jim and Kathy Siebert left a message on July 11, 2019:
A kind voice and a easy going attitude. We grew up together crossing paths as we traveled through life in and around Wichita. He was a true classic who cut his own way, I’ll miss him. Hugs to Sandy and his family.
bo darrah left a message on July 10, 2019:
Jim "jimmy" and I first met hanging out at the Wichita Country Club pool as young kids but really bonded at East High School where we were both on the swim team, Jim as diver, of course, and me as a swimmer. The way we carried onto together after practices,,, we were luck to escape jail time. I was sad to see him suffering so much the last several years. I am sure that he will be in my memories from time to time and I am thankful to have know such an interesting individual and great spirt.
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Leman Lewis Sr. left a message on July 9, 2019:
Phil. 4:7 And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will keep your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Carolyn Jergenson left a message on July 9, 2019:
Taking a job at D.R. Lauck Oil Company in 1980 was the best decision of my life. Working with you and your family for all those years has been a privilege and I will cherish those memories for the rest of my life. I almost feel as if we grew up together! Condolences to your family and thank you for everything you did for me.
Lisa Hunt left a message on July 8, 2019:
You were the BEST Father a girl could ever ask for! I will always remember and cherish the great times we had together as a family! I will forever be grateful for all you did for me, which made such a positive impact in my life for almost 50 years! I'll see you again some day and we can talk about the "good ole days of past." I Love You POPS! Lisa
Downing and Lahey left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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