A native and resident of Port Hudson, La., he died at 11:30 p.m. Dec. 4, 2012 at Baton Rouge General. He was 57, a retired truck driver. Visitation at Winnfield Funeral Home on Monday, Dec. 10, 2012 from 8 a.m. until religious service at 11 a.m. conducted by Rev. Joseph Lawrence. Interment in Mt. Zion on the Hill Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Williams McKneely; son, Richard E. McKneely, Jr; sisters, Mary Webster and Annie Wells; brothers, Donald Baker, Jimmie Baker, Reginald Spurlock and Terrance McKneely. Preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, a son and a sister.