William "Bill" Knight
December 27, 1928 – December 11, 2013
William Murrell (Bill) Knight passed into our Lord’s hands on Wednesday December 11, 2013. Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday December 21, 2013 in the J.A. Hodges Chapel of First Christian Church with Reverend Herb Lynskey officiating. Private burial at Resthaven Funeral Home will be under the direction of Restaven Funeral Home. A visitation will be held from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Friday December 20, 2013 at Resthaven Funeral Home. William was born December 27, 1928 in Childress, Texas to Bertram D. Knight and Gertrue E. Wilkinson Knight. He first came to Lubbock from Childress in 1946 and attended Texas Technological College (1946-1950) graduating with a Bachelor of Business in Finance. In 1950 William joined the U.S. Army taking basic training at Camp Polk, Louisiana. He was subsequently promoted to Corporal and assigned to the 45th Infantry Division Finance Office. He faithfully served in the Korean Conflict having been stationed in Japan and Korea and was discharged in October, 1952. Returning to Lubbock, William began his business career at Kuykendall Chevrolet (1952-1955); was promoted to Kuykendall Investments (1955-1963); moved to Lubbock Savings and Loan (1963-1980); and concluded his career at First Federal Savings Bank (1980-1994). William was always active in serving the Lubbock community. He was Past President of both the Retail Merchants Association and the Exchange Club, Past board member of both the Kuykendall Foundation, and the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, member Lubbock Economics Counsel, Texas Tech Red Raider Club, Texas Tech Alumni Association, assisted Boy Scouts of America (BSA) in Finance area, and has been a continual supporter of the Lubbock Children’s Home and Boys Ranch. William and Glyneth both had an active interest in farming and ranching and enjoyed traveling, particularly to Colorado. William joined First Christian Church in 1958 and had been a faithful member ever since. He was, until recently, a regular attendant at the weekly men’s church breakfast. On June 15, 1957 he married the love of his life, Miss Glyneth Armene Armstrong, at the Lubbock landmark home known as Tara. William was preceded in death by his parents, Bertram D. Knight (1977) and Gertrue E. Wilkinson Knight (1983); nephew, Brent Dee Knight (1961); brother, Joe Tom Knight (2003); William & Glyneth’s family poodle, Elizabeth Antoinette (Toni) (1997), his loving wife, Glyneth Armene Armstrong Knight (2012); and a local cousin, Dr. Leslie R. Ansley (2013). William is survived by his sister-in-law, Lois O. Knight; niece, Beverly L. Schifani (Joseph G. Schifani); great-niece, Faith C. Schifani; nephew, Brian D. Knight (family dog, Delaney); cousins including Frances Ansley, Dwayne Tidwell (Elizabeth Jackson Tidwell), Bruce Ansley, Leslie Ansley (family poodle, Cleo Pawtra), Dr. Justin Tidwell (Julie Hartman Tidwell), Tiffany Tidwell Pett (Mark Pett); plus families of these and numerous other cousins. The family wishes to thank William’s home caregivers Ramona, Melba, Barbara and Elena as well as his doctors, nurses and the staff at Lubbock Heart Hospital, Covenant LTAC Hospital, Crown Point and Hospitality House for their excellent care. In addition, all of the support of First Christian Church is greatly appreciated. The family suggests memorials to the Humane Society of West Texas, P.O. Box 94788, Lubbock, TX 79493, First Christian Church, 2323 Broadway, Lubbock, TX 79401, The American Cancer Society, 3513 10th Street, Lubbock, TX 79415. Condolences may be offered at www.resthavenfuneralhome.com
- Visitation Friday, December 20, 2013
- Committal Service Saturday, December 21, 2013
- Memorial Service Saturday, December 21, 2013
William "Bill" Knight
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January 7, 2014
I'm so very sad. Kathey and I always called Bill on his birthday, the 27th. I decided since I could not get an answer I'd check with the hospitals. Bill has been a very good friend since I began working with him at Lubbock Savings in 1976 (he taught me how to drink Scotch...). When we had our first and only daughter in 1978, Bill was the first to come into the room 30 minutes after her birth (his Quaker office was next door). He saw her graduate from Tech in 2001. We often went hunting on his ranch. And, we had a memory of one particular hunt that turned into a frog leg gathering. For 25 years he and I sent frog items to each other at Christmas time. Always trying to best each other. The last time we visited, this year, Bill was still grieving his wife Glyneth and hoping to hang on longer to finish his work. Kathey and I will so miss this great lovable guy! Harold and Kathey Schneider, Austin, Texas. Here's to you BK!
December 21, 2013
Bill and I have been friends since 1948 when we became acquainted through his close Childress friend, Murry Gay. We have maintained a casual friendship including several New Years Eve dinners during these years. Blessings.
December 20, 2013
As part of First Christian Church's hospital visitation ministry, it has been my privilege often to visit Bill. No matter how ill he might be, he was always gracious, appreciative, and upbeat. We had many great conversations in which his wisdom and humor were quite evident. I truly will miss this true gentleman. Marilyn Wragg
December 20, 2013
Mr Knight was one of the nicest people I have been allowed to interact with. He will always have a special place in my heart
December 19, 2013
I am sorry that I never had the privilege of meeting Mr. Knight. His love for people and for animals is clear.
May the memories that you share of him and the good name that he made give you comfort when sorrow takes hold of your heart.
December 19, 2013
IT WAS A GREAT JOY TO HAVE TAKEN CARE OF YOU MR KNIGHT. YOU WILL BE GREATLY MISSED.REST IN PEACE