George Lee Knight

June 8, 1919September 17, 2020

George L. Knight, 101, of Terre Haute, IN, passed away at Meadows Manor East on Thursday, September 17, 2020. He was born in Lewis, IN to the late Herbert and Pearl Knight on June 8, 1919. He married Virginia (Copp) Knight on June 18, 1944 in Kokomo. She preceded him is death December 7, 1989.

George graduated from Blackhawk High School in 1937. He worked for General Electric in Kokomo and Fort Wayne for over 40 years. He wrote the computer programs in the tax department. George and his wife Virginia sang for many years in the Fort Wayne Chorale Society. He was the longest season ticket holder for the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra.

Surviving him are his children; David Knight (Janet), and Jessica Harris (Terry), five grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and two great-great grandsons.

Preceding him in death are his parents, wife Virginia, four sisters, and two brothers.

A graveside service was held Monday, September 21, 2020 at the Windfall cemetery for the family.

If you wish to leave a contribution in George's memory, please do so towards: Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra or the American Breast Cancer Foundation.


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Tom and Mary Bangs

September 23, 2020

So sorry for the loss of George. We sat behind him at Churubusco United Methodist for quite awhile. He was the most intersting person. He told us all about his trip to Alaska and we had many good laughs with him. George was one amazing man.

Cathy A. Records

September 20, 2020

It was a pleasure to be around George at the nursing home. He was such a kind and gentle soul. May the family find comfort in knowing he lived a great life and is now home with Jesus. Prayers


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