Vernon J. Knight

April 15, 1923December 27, 2013

Vernon James Knight April 15, 1923 - December 27, 2013

Mr. Knight passed away at age 90. He was born April 15, 1923 in Sunburst, North Carolina, and was the son of Adam and Nola Knight. He served four years in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII. He met and married Anna Faye McKay in Fresno, California.

Mr. Knight was a graduate of the University of Georgia, earning a Master’s degree in Forest Resources. He worked for Kimberly-Clark Corporation for 39 years, serving as Director of Natural Resources in Neenah, Wisconsin, President of Kimberly-Clark Fiber Supply and Research in Sao Paolo, Brazil, and a Corporate Vice President in Birmingham, Alabama.

Boy Scouts of America was an important part of Mr. Knight's life. While serving as Vice President of the Choccolocco Council, he was presented with the Silver Beaver Award. He was a man of strong religious faith, and was a member of Meadow Brook Baptist Church in Birmingham, where he served as a deacon.

Mr. Knight was a devoted husband and father. He is survived by Faye, his loving wife of 65 years; two sons, Vernon J. Knight, Jr. (Judith) and Geoffrey F. Knight (Suzanne); one daughter, Jane Knight Culler (John); seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and brother and sister, Wallace S. Knight (Ruby) and Jennie Ruby Knight, both of Canton, North Carolina. Mr. Knight was predeceased by his parents, Adam and Nola Knight; brother, Adam R. Knight; and sister, Annie Virginia Knight.

The family will greet friends from 10 a.m. until the 11:30 a.m. memorial service on Monday, December 30, 2013 at Meadow Brook Baptist Church, Birmingham.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Meadow Brook Baptist Church.


  • Visitation Monday, December 30, 2013
  • Memorial Service Monday, December 30, 2013

Vernon J. Knight

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Debbie Futrell

January 10, 2014

Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Vernon's big smile always brightened our day.
Keith and Debbie Futrell

December 30, 2013

Jane, John and Family,
We are so sorry to hear about your loss. We will be remembering you in our thoughts and prayers.
Gary and Marty Shaw Lexington, KY

Kathi Gulley

December 30, 2013

Sincerest condolences on the passing of your family patriarch. Prayers for the family to find comfort in their faith, warm memories and the love and support of family and friends.

Anchor Baptist Family Carl Peters - Pastor

December 30, 2013

Jane and John, and all the family of Vernon J. Knight, our deepest love and sympathies are extended to you at this time. Know of our continued prayers for God's peace and comfort to be known during these days.

December 30, 2013

Jane, We are so saddened to learn of the passing of your father. However, God will help fill that hole in your heart as you lean more on him and the assurance your daddy passed into God's loving arms. Cry, grieve as you need and God will go thru every step wih you. Let your friends be there for you as you have been for so many others. Love to you and John and the guys.

Scott, Julie, and Grant Wells

December 29, 2013

We are praying for you and your family during this difficult time.

Becky Rue

December 29, 2013

So sorry for your loss, but glad to know he is in a better place now! I pray that God will bless you with peace and comfort during this time of sorrow and joy!