Ira David Knight

October 21, 1924April 20, 2018

Ira D. Knight, 93, passed away Friday, April 20, 2018, at his home. He was born October 21, 1924, to the late Ira and Zola (Whitehurst) Knight.

Ira was a member of the Hadi Shrine, Danville, Illinois Olive Branch Masonic Lodge #38, Master Mason 23nd Degree, NRA , Lifetime member of VFW Post #1114, and the Evansville RC Club. He was an Army Veteran, Private First Class of the Headquarter Company First Battalion 423rd Infantry, serving in the European Theatre. He retired as carman from CSX Railroad after 42 years.

Ira was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth “Betty” Knight.

He is survived by his sons, Bruce Knight (Mary), David Knight, Mike Knight and Jeff Knight (Nancy); daughter, Tamira Knight; grandchildren, Jason, Sarah, Krista, Christopher, and Michael; great grandchildren, Gabrielle, Audrey, Jocelyn, Olivia, Hali, Abigail, Addie, Lydia, Samuel, Joel, and Millie.

Graveside service with full military honors is pending. Friends may visit Monday, April 23, 2018, from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Alexander North Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to Centenary United Methodist Church. Condolences may be made online at


  • Visitation Monday, April 23, 2018

Ira David Knight

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