Edward Stafford Knight Sr.

October 7, 1938November 29, 2018

Edward Stafford Knight Sr.

Edward Stafford Knight Sr., 80, died Thursday November 29, 2018 at Allegiance Specialty Hospital in Greenville, MS. after an extended illness and complications from stomach cancer.

Stafford was a 1962 graduate of Mississippi State University with a B.S. degree in Banking and Finance. He received his Master’s degree from the University of Mississippi in Municipal Planning. He served his country as a First lieutenant, Airborne Ranger until 1964

He was preceded in death by his parents, Eddie and Dorothy Knight.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Betty Knight; sons, Edward Knight, Preston Knight his wife Alesha; grandchildren Emma Knight and Olivia Knight all of Corinth.

Graveside service will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Henry Cemetery. (If inclement weather service will be held at McPeters Inc. Funeral Directors.)

Contributions in Edward's memory may be made to Transformation Ranch c/o of First Baptist Church, 501 Main St., Corinth, MS. 38834; or Word Out Reach Ministries, 10891 Hwy 45 S., Guys, Tennessee 38339 US.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Knight family.


  • Transformation Ranch c/o of First Baptist Church
  • Word Out Reach Ministries


  • Graveside Service Saturday, December 8, 2018

Edward Stafford Knight Sr.

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Barbara Dillard Comer

December 8, 2018

Ms Betty, Edward, Preston, Alesha and the girls. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. You all or in my thoughts and prayers. May you find peace at this most difficult time.

Pastor Elworth and Jessie Mabry

December 7, 2018

He was a close dear friend to us and The Word OutReach Ministries. We will always remember him and the works he did in our ministry.
Mrs. Betty, Edward, Preston, Alesha, Emma and Olivia, thank you for sharing him with us, he will forever be in our hearts.

Melanie Claburn

December 5, 2018

I’m so sorry to hear of this! Mr Stafford was very sweet to me and Allen! Ms. Betty, Edward, Preston, Alesha and girls - y’all will be in my thoughts and prayers. Love you!!