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Roselawn Funeral Home & Roselawn Memorial Gardens

5350 Nw Broad Street, Murfreesboro, TN

OBITUARY

Dr. Robert T. Knight Sr.

February 7, 1936October 23, 2019
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Dr. Robert T. Knight, Sr, passed away on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at Alive Hospice in Murfreesboro. Dr. Knight was the son of the late William Cary Knight and Ruth Holroyd Knight. He is survived by his wife, Glenda Knight; step son, Jason Watkins and his wife Pam; step daughter, Mecca Rodriguez and her husband Francisco; grandchildren, Christine Craig, Jacob Craig, Bailey Watkins and Maddox Watkins; great grandchildren, Rylee Craig, Gracie Ring, Carter Craig, Takara Craig and Mahayla Witherspoon; special niece and nephew, Beth Lindsey and John Knight, Jeff Wray, Randall Wray, Donnie Wray, Trent Way, along numerous other nieces and nephews, sisters in law, Bertha Parkhurst and Linda Wray and her husband David, Janice Henderson, Rhonda Grooms, Sherry Grooms, Amy White, and Donna Roland. One brother in law Norman Sonnier. Services to celebrate Dr. Knight will be at Two O’clock the afternoon of Sunday, October 27, 2019 with placement to follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Robert was born in Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He attended Campus Training School, he worked at Knights Clothing Store on the square in Murfreesboro, Tennessee during his breaks from school. Robert graduated from Central High School in 1954, Murfreesboro, from MTSU for undergraduate in 1958 and attended UT Health and Science Center College of Medicine in, Memphis, Tennessee in 1960. He was an MD at 24 years of age. His residency was at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, General Surgery, St. Joseph Hospital in Memphis, TN. He was affiliated with St Thomas Rutherford Hospital and retired from Murfreesboro Medical Center 5 Years ago. He practiced medicine for 59 years. He was a member of the American Medical Association and Stones River Academy of Medicine. In addition to his parents, Dr. Knight was preceded in death by his son, Robert T. Knight, Jr, his twin brother, Dr. Joseph C. Knight and his sister, Ruth Hurst and older brother Cary Knight. Please leave a message for Dr. Knight’s family here on his page and it will be included in his “Life Remembered Book”, which his family will receive. Friends are cordially invited to visitation on Saturday afternoon, October 26, 2019 from Two O’clock till Eight O’clock at Roselawn Funeral Home, 5350 NW Broad Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37129, 615-893-2742.

Services

  • Gathering of Family and Friends Saturday, October 26, 2019
  • Service to Celebrate Sunday, October 27, 2019

Memories

Dr. Robert T. Knight Sr.

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Missy Blair

November 3, 2019

Glenda-
Praying for you, as I know how much you two loved each other. I was grateful to connect on FB and share some of Houston’s going-ons and hear about the grand babies and great grand babies. I know your heart is broken, and you are in my prayers.
Much love and sympathy,
Missy Blair
Hazard, Kentucky

Alexandra Manzanares

October 29, 2019

Mrs. Glenda, my condolences to you and the family. Dr. Knight was not only an amazing human being but he was a great boss...plus a great painter! It was a pleasure and an honor to have worked for him at MMC. Sending you my prayers and hope the memories give you strength. Alexandra 'Alex'

YVONNE CROWNOVER

October 26, 2019

My prayers are with you at Dr. Knight's passing. He was always a welcome face when he came to our unit.

Amy Bryson Smith

October 26, 2019

Glenda - so sorry for your loss. We are out of town and won’t be able to make it to the funeral. Will be thinking about you.

Ana Reed

October 25, 2019

Glenda,
I am so sorry to hear about Dr. Knight. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Many hugs to yall.

Mecca and Francisco Rodriguez

October 25, 2019

Dr. Robert Knight was the most amazing step father. He was like my real father is to me. He showed me and my family unconditional love like no other has done. We truly miss him. There is one thing we know and that is we will see him again❤️

Billy Pearson

October 25, 2019

Family, I am sorry to hear about Dr. Bob's passing. I attended school with him 1 year at Central and he was my Doctor during 1970-71
when I had a lot of Kidney problems. He had a smile and grin that was unique , he will be missed. May God comfort all.
Billy Pearson

Pamela Watkins

October 24, 2019

We will surely miss B-Bob, and how his smile lightened the room. The heavens sure did receive a super sweet guy. His stories definitely kept us entertained on how much he loved his travels, his history growing up and his wife, my lovely mother in law, Glenda. Sadness fills our hearts as we say goodbye for now, but not forever. Thank you for allowing us to be in your life.

Love always,

Jason & Pam Watkins

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Biography

Dr. Robert T. Knight, Sr, passed away on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at Alive Hospice in Murfreesboro. Dr. Knight was the son of the late William Cary Knight and Ruth Holroyd Knight. He is survived by his wife, Glenda Knight; step son, Jason Watkins and his wife Pam; step daughter, Mecca Rodriguez and her husband Francisco; grandchildren, Christine Craig, Jacob Craig, Bailey Watkins and Maddox Watkins; great grandchildren, Rylee Craig, Gracie Ring, Carter Craig, Takara Craig and Mahayla Witherspoon; special niece and nephew, Beth Lindsey and John Knight, Jeff Wray, Randall Wray, Donnie Wray, Trent Way, along numerous other nieces and nephews, sisters in law, Bertha Parkhurst and Linda Wray and her husband David, Janice Henderson, Rhonda Grooms, Sherry Grooms, Amy White, and Donna Roland. One brother in law Norman Sonnier. Services to celebrate Dr. Knight will be at Two O’clock the afternoon of Sunday, October 27, 2019 with placement to follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.
Robert was born in Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He attended Campus Training School, he worked at Knights Clothing Store on the square in Murfreesboro, Tennessee during his breaks from school.
Robert graduated from Central High School in 1954, Murfreesboro, from MTSU for undergraduate in 1958 and attended UT Health and Science Center College of Medicine in, Memphis, Tennessee in 1960. He was an MD at 24 years of age. His residency was at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, General Surgery, St. Joseph Hospital in Memphis, TN. He was affiliated with St Thomas Rutherford Hospital and retired from Murfreesboro Medical Center 5 Years ago. He practiced medicine for 59 years. He was a member of the American Medical Association and Stones River Academy of Medicine.

In addition to his parents, Dr. Knight was preceded in death by his son, Robert T. Knight, Jr, his twin brother, Dr. Joseph C. Knight and his sister, Ruth Hurst and older brother Cary Knight. Please leave a message for Dr. Knight’s family here on his page and it will be included in his “Life Remembered Book”, which his family will receive. Friends are cordially invited to visitation on Saturday afternoon, October 26, 2019 from Two O’clock till Eight O’clock at Roselawn Funeral Home, 5350 NW Broad Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37129, 615-893-2742.