Johnny Knuckles Death – Johnny Knuckles, a native of New Albany, Indiana, and a 2021 graduate of Rock Creek Community Academy passed away tragically on the evening of Thursday, August 10, 2023. He was 21 years old at the time of his death. He was announced dead on Friday, August 11th, by the Rock Creek Community Academy in a publication made on social media while sharing the devastating news with the school community.
Who was Johnny Knuckles?
On January 21, 2002, in New Albany, Indiana, the world welcomed Johnny Michael Knuckles into existence. His parents, Shonda and Josh Knuckles embraced this joyful moment. After graduating from Rock Creek Community Academy in 2021, Johnny’s prowess extended across football, track, and baseball. Notably, his presence shone as a symbol of kindness and guidance. His character emanated a radiant glow, with a perpetually friendly mien and a heartwarming smile that illuminated every space he entered.
Both within the classroom and on the sports field, Johnny’s commitment served as an inspiration to all who knew him. His fervor for the outdoors manifested in activities such as fishing, hunting, and all manner of adrenaline-fueled pursuits. In his familial realm, he embraced the role of a caring sibling, nurturing bonds with Hailey, Joshua Jr., Jordan, Kaden, Judah, and Amelia. Furthermore, his connection with his girlfriend, Destiny, was a testament to his capacity for love and devotion.
Rock Creek Community Academy Statement
Dear Rock Creek Community Academy Family, It is with heavy heart that we share the heartbreaking news of the passing of one of our cherished graduates, Johnny Knuckles. A shining star in our school community, Johnny graduated in 2021, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts of all who knew him.
Johnny was not only an exceptional athlete, excelling in football, track, and baseball, but he was also a beacon of kindness and leadership. Johnny was a man of great character whose friendly demeanor and warm smile were constants that brightened our hallways, and his dedication to both his studies and his teammates set an inspiring example for all.
As we remember Johnny, let us also celebrate his many accomplishments and the joy he brought to our school. Whether on the field or in the classroom, he demonstrated the true spirit of determination and sportsmanship. His legacy will forever live on as an inspiration to current and future students.
In times like these, our community has always come together to support one another. We extend our heartfelt condolences to Johnny’s family and friends during this incredibly difficult time. The memory of Johnny Knuckles will forever be etched in the heart of Rock Creek Community Academy.
We will be holding a memorial gathering to honor Johnny’s life and contributions. Details will be shared in the coming days. Let us remember the love and light he brought into our lives and keep his spirit alive through our continued acts of kindness and unity.
With deepest sympathy,
The RCCA family
Johnny Knuckles’ obituary and funeral arrangements
Visitation will be 2-7 p.m. Monday, August 14, 2023, at Scott Funeral Home, 2515 Veterans Parkway – Jeffersonville. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 15, 2023, at the funeral home, with cremation to follow.
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