OBITUARY

Raymon Paul Knight

August 25, 1928July 4, 2018
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Raymon "Ray" P. Knight passed away suddenly on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at the age of 89 years. He was born on August 25, 1928 in Meridian, Mississippi.

Upon graduating high school, he was a Triple A pitcher for the Chicago White Sox farm team until enlisting in the United States Army. After completing his tour of duty, he moved to Memphis, where he soon began working for the US Postal Service. He was the owner of the shoe department in Cashion Wright's Mens Wear and the manager of Tatum's Shoes, both located in Poplar Plaza. Upon retiring, he worked part time for Wolff Ardis Law Firm until moving to Forrest City, Arkansas, where he and his wife started their own peach farm. In 2013, due to health reasons, he returned to Memphis to reside with his daughter and family.

He was an avid golfer and a lifelong fan of the Ole Miss Rebels and the St. Louis Cardinals. He excelled at many sports throughout his life. He was a devoted family man, who never met a stranger and was a friend to all who knew him.

He was preceded in death, by his wife of 63 years, Billye Nichols Knight from New Castle, Arkansas and seven siblings. He is survived and will be greatly missed by his daughter, Peggy Knight Mills; his son-in-law, Terry Mills; his precious granddaughter, Olivia Mills of Memphis and his brother, Danny Knight of Meridian, Mississippi. He is also survived by many loving nephews, nieces and friends.

On Tuesday, July 10, visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p,m., with a memorial service beginning at 7 p.m. at Memphis Funeral Home, 5599 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN. In lieu of flowers, the family requests any memorial donations be made to the Memphis Humane Society or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital-Memphis, TN. Online condolences may be offered through www.memphisfuneralhome.net.

  • FAMILY

  • Peggy Knight Mills, Daughter
  • Terry Mills, Son-in-law
  • Olivia Mills, Granddaughter
  • Danny Knight, Brother
  • He was preceded in death, by his wife of 63 years, Billye Nichols Knight and seven siblings. He is also survived by many loving nephews, nieces and friends.
  • DONATIONS

  • Memphis Humane Society or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital-Memphis, TN

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, July 10, 2018
  • Memorial Service Tuesday, July 10, 2018
REMEMBERING

Raymon Paul Knight

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Theresa Knight

July 10, 2018

Just realized I wrote cousins for Ray and Russell. I should have written Russell was Ray’s nephew. Russell was the son of Inez, Ray’s sister.


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Theresa

Theresa Knight

July 9, 2018

I also remember Ray and Russell talking about being born in the same house on the same day! They were so proud of that. They were more like brothers than cousins. Both men were very special! We will sure miss Ray and Russell. Ray was so very special to our family. He has always been more of a Dad to Danny than a brother. Billie, Ray, Frank, and Peg has ALWAYS been Danny’s FAMILY. We have memories of conversations with Ray full of wisdom and guidance. These will always hold dear to our hearts. He always amazed us with his great memory. If only we could hear his voice one more time or feel one more of his sweet hugs! Each year when my flowers he gave me bloom, I will smile with his sweet memory! He will live in our hearts forever . Much love, hugs, and prayers to Peg, Terry , and Olivia in this difficult time. We love you all


Danny, Theresa, and Family.

Janice Wells Humphus

July 7, 2018

I will never forget Uncle Raymon & Aunt Billie and the stories told by my father, Russell Wells, about being born in the same house on the same day and Uncle Raymon being an hour older than Dad. I have many fond memories of visiting and listening to the stories of Uncle Raymon playing baseball and the bond that he and my Dad shared; more like brothers than Uncle and Nephew. Wishing heartfelt sympathy to Peggy, Olivia, and Terry. Sending our love and prayers to help you through this difficult time. I know he and Aunt Billie, Dad and Mom are all smiling down at us and sending their blessings and telling us they are happy and watching over us. God Bless and sending our love.

Janice & C. L. Humphus


Janice Wells Humphus

July 7, 2018

I will never forget Uncle Raymon & Aunt Billie and the stories told by my father, Russell Wells, about being born in the same house on the same day and Uncle Raymon being an hour older than Dad. I have many fond memories of visiting and listening to the stories of Uncle Raymon playing baseball and the bond that he and my Dad shared; more like brothers than Uncle and Nephew. Wishing heartfelt sympathy to Peggy, Olivia, and Terry. Sending our love and prayers to help you through this difficult time. I know he and Aunt Billie, Dad and Mom are all smiling down at us and sending their blessings and telling us they are happy and watching over us. God Bless and sending our love.

Janice & C. L. Humphus


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Biography

Raymon "Ray" P. Knight passed away suddenly on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at the age of 89 years. He was born on August 25, 1928 in Meridian, Mississippi.

Upon graduating high school, he was a Triple A pitcher for the Chicago White Sox farm team until enlisting in the United States Army. After completing his tour of duty, he moved to Memphis, where he soon began working for the US Postal Service. He was the owner of the shoe department in Cashion Wright's Mens Wear and the manager of Tatum's Shoes, both located in Poplar Plaza. Upon retiring, he worked part time for Wolff Ardis Law Firm until moving to Forrest City, Arkansas, where he and his wife started their own peach farm. In 2013, due to health reasons, he returned to Memphis to reside with his daughter and family.

He was an avid golfer and a lifelong fan of the Ole Miss Rebels and the St. Louis Cardinals. He excelled at many sports throughout his life. He was a devoted family man, who never met a stranger and was a friend to all who knew him.

He was preceded in death, by his wife of 63 years, Billye Nichols Knight from New Castle, Arkansas and seven siblings. He is survived and will be greatly missed by his daughter, Peggy Knight Mills; his son-in-law, Terry Mills; his precious granddaughter, Olivia Mills of Memphis and his brother, Danny Knight of Meridian, Mississippi. He is also survived by many loving nephews, nieces and friends.

On Tuesday, July 10, visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p,m., with a memorial service beginning at 7 p.m. at Memphis Funeral Home, 5599 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN. In lieu of flowers, the family requests any memorial donations be made to the Memphis Humane Society or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital-Memphis, TN. Online condolences may be offered through www.memphisfuneralhome.net.