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February 24, 1929 –  November 29, 2017  GAINESVILLE- A Memorial service for Wilton Eugene “Willie” Knight, 88, will be held at 2:00p.m., Sunday, December 3rd at First United Methodist Church in Gainesville, Texas, officiated by Rev. Karen Martinez. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Meador Funeral Home of Gainesville. Willie passed away on November 29, 2017 at Pecan Tree Health and Rehabilitation Center in Gainesville with his family by his side.
Willie was born on February 24, 2017 in Vinita, Oklahoma to Richard Enoch and Eva (Noland) Knight. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean War as a Machine repairman 2nd class. He married JoAnn Schneider on January 27, 1956 in Ft. Worth, Texas. Willie moved to the Gainesville area in 1972 and worked for Valenite Corporation. He also was a teacher and an instructor retiring from North Central Texas College. Willie was a member of Callisburg United Methodist Church and a member of Gainesville Lodge #210 AF & AM Masonic Lodge in Gainesville, Texas and Fish Creek Lodge #344 AF & AM Masonic Lodge in Marysville, TX. He enjoyed volunteering for Meals on Wheels, and a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother to his family.
Survivors include his wife, JoAnn Knight of Gainesville; Son, Gary Joe Knight of Gainesville; a daughter, Carrie Jean Davidson and husband, Mark of Valley View; 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren; a sister, Patricia Laursen and husband, Ernst and brother, Monroe Knight and wife, Jennie.
Willie was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Eva Knight and grandson, Michael Eugene Knight.