Eucle Knotts, one of Calhoun's best known characters, passed at age 102 in 2011.|
A Charleston newspaper called him the "Catbird of Calhoun County," joking, story telling and dancing the "West Virginia Shuffle" right up to the end.
Knotts described himself as a rabid Democrat, and was the county's Democrat of the Year in 2008. He was inducted into the West Virginia Voters Hall of Fame.
After retiring from Goodyear Tire and Rubber in Akron in 1972, he returned to his Calhoun roots, in recent years living at his family homestead he named “Crowhill.”
His life and times recorded by the Hur Herald.
See complete obituary Eucle C. Knotts
Eucle was Calhoun's Democrat of the Year in 2004, shown
(L-R) with Gov. Joe Manchin, former Gov. Bob Wise,
Eucle and Congressman Nick Joe Rahall, when introduced
at the Charleston dinner, Eucle danced across the stage,
causing the audience to rise to their feet and cheer
EUCLE KNOTTS - Cat Bird Of Calhoun County
CAT BIRD EUCLE KNOTTS IS DEMOCRAT OF THE YEAR
EUCLE DANCES A THANKSGIVING JIG
98-YEAR-OLD EUCLE KNOTTS INDUCTED WV VOTER HALL OF FAME
EUCLE MEETS THE EASTER BUNNY
EUCLE KNOTTS DANCES WEST FORK SHUFFLE - Celebrating 100 Years
EUCLE KNOTTS - Calhoun Cat-Bird Hits 101