OBITUARY

Tommy Lee Knight, Sr.

August 7, 1932November 30, 2013
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Tommy L. Knight, Sr. 81 of El Dorado died Saturday, November 30, 2013 at his residence.

Born August 7, 1932 in Sheridan, Texas he was the son of J. A. and Peggy Ann Holmes Knight. Tommy drove for J & M Poultry in the 1960’s and retired from ConAgra in the 1980’s. He then went to work for Miller Transporters and retired from there in the 1990’s. He loved truck driving and had done so for nearly 50 years.

He lived in Kingsland, AR for a period of time in his young years and rode bikes with friends, Tommy and Johnny Cash. He also spent some early years as part of the Knight Brothers Shows.

Tommy was had been a member of the El Dorado Police Reserve during the 1970’s and 1980’s. He was also a veteran of the Korean War serving in the U. S. Army.

Tommy loved to fish and garden, being able to make anything grow. He was an animal lover and enjoyed watching birds and squirrels at his feeders.

Preceding him in death along with his parents was his wife, Peggy Sue Galbraith Knight.

Survivors include two sons, Tommy Knight, Jr. (Lisa) of Huttig, and Jeff Knight of El Dorado. Also surviving are four grandchildren Amanda Young (Will) of Smackover, Amber Faglier (Shawn) of Newport, NC, James Knight (Heather) of Smackover, and Valarie Chadwick (Lee) of El Dorado along with 14 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers, J. A. Knight, Jr. of Elkins, AR and Eddie Joe Knight of Norphlet and a half-brother, Dr. Bob G. Knight of California.

Memorial services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, December 7, 2013 in Young’s Chapel with Jon Barbarotto officiating. Cremation services by Young’s Funeral Directors.

Memorials may be made to the John R. Williamson Hospice House, 2301 Champagnolle Road, El Dorado, AR 71730

An online registry will be available at www.youngsfuneralhome.com

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, December 7, 2013
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Joe McGoogan

December 16, 2013

Sorry to hear of Tommy's passing, my thoughts are with those who remain, Tommy was a good man who set the example of showing other how to do it the right way..

Danny New

December 7, 2013

I have fond memories of Tommy......Having worked with him while I was on the El Dorado Police Dept in the 70's....Sorry to hear of his passing.

Sara Rios

December 5, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you. So very sorry for your loss. Wish I could be there for the memorial.

Alice Greer

December 4, 2013

Tommy, Jr. and family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Having just gone through this myself, I know how hard it is for you and your family. Please remember the good times and I'm sure he and Ed are having a great time in heaven!
Love,
Alice Greer

Lisa East

December 4, 2013

Jeff, I am so sorry to hear about your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.

Debora Cook

December 4, 2013

Uncle Tommy was one of the finest men that I had the pleasure to know. He was always so good to us in his sweet quiet way. I cherish the many happy memories of coffee and advice at their table.

Jack A. Knight,Jr

December 3, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

DONNA GREER

December 3, 2013

I LOVE YOU ALL AND WISH I COULD HAVE STAYED TO BE THERE FOR YOU, YOU HAVE ALWAYS BEEN THERE FOR ME, IM THERE IN MY HEART, GOD BLESS YOU ALL DONNA TAYLOR GREER <3

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY