James "Jim" Veryl Knight

December 27, 1954April 1, 2018

James “Jim” Knight, 63, passed away on April 1, 2018 in Pensacola, Florida. Jim was born on December 27, 1954, in Maryville, Tennessee to the late Robert V. and Anna Louise Knight.

He is survived by his loving wife, Victoria Knight, and beloved son Colin Knight, both of Pensacola, Florida; brother and sister-in-law Bill and Brenda Knight of Collierville, Tennessee; nieces: Angie Clouse of Knoxville, Tennessee; Tracie Knight of Water Valley, Mississippi; Megan Knight of Dothan, Alabama; and, Kristin Knight of Collierville, Tennessee.

Jim was a 1973 graduate of Seymour High School. In his career, he worked for the University of Tennessee, Chrysler Financial Services, Greentree Financial, and various Security companies.

Jim loved being outside and was happiest working in his yard. He was a University of Tennessee Volunteers fan and loved drag racing in his younger years.

A private family interment will be held Bayview Memorial Park.

The family wishes to thank the caring staff of Consulate Health Care and Covenant Care Hospice.

"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that Day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing."


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James "Jim" Veryl Knight

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Ernis and Marianne DAntonio

April 6, 2018

Victoria and family, Marianne and I are so sorry for the loss of your husband and father. Words cannot even begin to express our sympathies. Know you all are in our thoughts and prayers. You also have the prayers and thoughts of the Navy College Program Team. When I was in college with the Benedictine Priests, they would always sing the following when one of their own died... It always gave me hope:
The strife is o’er, the battle done;
The victory of life is won;
The song of triumph has begun: Alleluia!

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

The powers of death have done their worst;
But Christ their legions hath dispersed;
Let shouts of holy joy outburst: Alleluia!

The three sad days are quickly sped;
He rises glorious from the dead;
All glory to our risen Head! Alleluia!

He closed the yawning gates of hell;
The bars from heaven’s high portals fell;
Let hymns of praise His triumphs tell! Alleluia!

Lord, by the stripes which wounded Thee,
From death’s dread sting Thy servants free,
That we may live, and sing to Thee: Alleluia!

I know your husband is in heaven!

God Bless, Ernie D'Antonio