Lawrence Lee Knighten was born February 8, 1945 to Wayne Elbert Knighten and Phyllis Louise Bethel in Ontario, Oregon. He was the oldest of 5 siblings. He enlisted in the Navy in 1962 and proudly served for 24 years, including time in Vietnam during the war. After retiring from the Navy he went on to work for the Corps of Engineers. He retired from his second career in 2004. He and his wife Connie then traveled throughout the United States in their motor coach for the next ten years. They truly enjoyed the freedom he had fought for. He is survived by his wife Connie and his beloved kitten Tawny and will be missed by his family and friends. There will be no service.