Donald Kurtz Knight

January 12, 1935April 26, 2019

Donald Kurtz Knight

January 12, 1935 – April 26, 2019

Donald Kurtz Knight (84) of Peoria, Arizona passed away on Aril 26, 2019. He was born in Phoenix, Arizona on January 12, 1935 to Franklin Knight and Lala (Kimbrell) Knight. Donald married the love of his life Bessie “Bess” F. Knight on August 12, 1961 and together raised four beautiful children.

Donald was a Navy Veteran serving from July 1, 1952 and then honorably discharged on December 27, 1955. Most significant assignment was at Pearl Harbor. After returning home Donald began his long career with AT&T working as a technician, where he stayed until he was eligible for retirement; from there he started a new career with Retech, as a technician, where he also retired, having a double retirement.

Donald was a member of the New Outlook Pioneers and the American Legion, but his passion was bowling and fishing. Donald will be remembered for his antics and fast humor.

Donald leaves behind his children Jennifer Royce, Darren Knight, Kevin (Dianna) Knight, Shannon (Jarrett) Weger; grandchildren Brittany (Darius) Walston, Kyle Kriete, Brittany Englehardt, , Liana Royce, Kayla Knight, Melissa (Phil) Vossler, Bethany Knight, Haily Knight, Amanda Taylor, Shelby Fischer; 12 grandchildren; and 7 great grandchildren Destiny, Darius, Abby, Asher, Hunter, Leah, Lexi ; and his brother Bobby Knight.

Donald is preceded in Heaven by his Love Bess (57 years of marriage) his parents Ben and Lala, sisters Betty, Alene, Helen and Edna.

Join us in celebrating Don Knight’s life on Saturday 5/4 at 2:00pm. 4934 W Hatcher, Glendale, AZ 85302


  • "Celebration of LIfe" Saturday, May 4, 2019


Donald Kurtz Knight

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