Tyler S. Knightly


1984 – 2014

SOUTH PARIS — Tyler Scott Knightly, 29, of South Paris, passed unexpectedly on Thursday, Feb. 13.

He was born on Aug. 22, 1984, to Dana and Stephanie (Mefford) Knightly. He grew up in Oxford Hills and graduated from high school in 2002. A country boy through and through, Tyler was happiest outdoors. Whether, fishing, riding dirt bikes, racing cars or just hanging out listening to country music by the camp fire, he lived a life of adventure. His favorite times were those spent with his family and friends at his camp in Errol, N.H., with his best friend, a big brown dog named Timber. Tyler lived his life to the fullest and always wanted to have fun. He was an extremely giving person, always the first one there to help, any time of the day or night. Tyler would give you the shirt off his own back if you needed it. To know Tyler was to love him. He brought a special light to everyone’s life that he touched. He was truly one-of-a-kind.

Tyler Knightly was a name that everyone knew in the Oxford Hills community. He was a big supporter and fan of Oxford Hills athletics. He proudly attended all of his children’s games and events, even attending those of his friends’ children. He was always happy to throw a baseball around outside, have wiffle ball games in the field or play hockey in the living room with his kids.

Tyler was also involved in Masonry and he was senior warden of Oxford Lodge No. 18 in Norway. He loved being a Mason and understood the responsibility that it entailed. He enjoyed organizing fundraisers for children in the community, such as bikes for books.

Tyler was a hard worker, even from an early age and was the owner and operator of Old School Concrete, where he proudly worked side by side with his Bumpa. He was also currently employed by Thermal Lock.

Tyler’s life was given meaning by his two wonderful children, Wyatt John and Isabelle Grace. Every conversation Tyler was a part of always included how proud he was of his kids and what they were currently up to. Tylers’ pride for his children was enormous. His love for them was endless.

In addition to his children, Tyler will be greatly missed by all; including his mother, Stephanie (Mefford) Knightly of South Paris; two sisters, Brittany Hawley and husband, Brian, and Lauren Dorr; grandparents, Joy and Leon Mefford and Janice Knightly; aunts and uncles, Troy Webber, Terri Williams and Steve Kress, Kimmy and Chris Mawhinney, Angela and Mat Striegel, Diane Knightly and Darrell Knightly. Tyler will also be missed greatly by his girlfriend, Caitlin Henderson; cousins, Montana and Sydney Mawhinney, Jacob and Madison Striegel, Kara Stowell, Emily and Kevin Knightly; nephews, Brayden and Brody; countless loving friends; and the mother of his children, Tiffany Noble.

He was predeceased by his father, Dana Knightly; his grandfather, John Knightly; great-grandmother, Pauline Kennison (Nana); close friend, Gary Tibbetts; and his beloved dog, Timber.

Online condolences may be shared with his family at www.oxfordhillsfuneralservices.com.