Horace S. Knight
February 9, 1920 – January 16, 2013
Mr. Horace Shelburne Knight, 92, passed away on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at Parkway Place Nursing Home in Houston Texas. Mr. Knight was born in Iowa City, Iowa on February 9, 1920, to parents Frank Hyneman Knight and Minerva Shelburne Knight. He received a degree in Chemical Engineering from the State University of Iowa and went to work for Shell Development Company in California. Mr. Knight had a 42-year career with Shell in California and Houston during which he wrote and co-authored a dozen or more papers and parts of two books on Analytical Chemistry. He had a rich tenor voice, sang with the Oakland Orpheus Club and was an active member in the choirs of the First Congregational Church of Berkeley, California and Memorial Drive United Methodist Church in Houston. During his life he enjoyed backpacking, camping, photography, tennis, classical music, reading and spending time with his family. Mr. Knight was preceded in death by his first wife Isme Robertson Knight and his sisters Alice Knight and Susan Fulljames. He is survived by his wife Doris Blackburn Knight of Houston, his sister Laura Safir of Berkeley, California; children Barbara Knight of Houston, Keith Knight of New Hampshire, Beverly Barnett of Houston, stepsons Albert Janke and Bruce Janke; grandchildren Erin, William, Rebecca, Travis, Leigh, Grant, Alicia, Cade and Audrey, and great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
- Memorial Service Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Horace S. Knight
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October 4, 2013
I am so sorry to learn of Horace passing. He and I were cousins, both from the Shelburne line. We enjoyed working on the family tree together and just everyday chatting on the internet. He is greatly missed. He spoke of having old newspapers, documents and letters about the Shelburne family. Is there someone in the family that will take up the search where he left off? They could contact Dave Cloninger or me to share info.
Sheri Shelburne Petmecky. Spetmecky@aol.com
September 30, 2013
Horace and I worked together on the SHELBURNE genealogy for many years. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. Such a wonderful guy and a friend! My sincere condolences to the family. Cuz Dave Cloninger (email@example.com)
January 19, 2013
Uncle Horace still used the internet without being intimidated up until his death. For a 90+ Senior Citizen to do so is remarkable. I enjoyed our back and forth emails, keeping up with the family and things that interested us both. His sister, my Mother-In-Law "Sis" Fulljames, who passed away in March of 2012, also enjoyed her email sessions with her older brother. He was smart and witty and had many great stories to tell. We will miss him dearly.