Bruce Lamar Knight, 62, of Monticello, passed away on May 29, 2020, at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello.
He was born on February 13, 1958, in Chicago, Illinois to the late Cecil Lamar Knight and Jewell Caldwell Knight.
Mr. Knight was retired from Local 155 Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Union and was a Baptist. He was a 1976 graduate of Monticello High School where he played football and was a member of the rodeo club. He received his welding certificate from Three Rivers VoTech, now UAM. He was an avid outdoorsman, loved all kinds of hunting, and loved crappie fishing. He was bareback rider when he was in high school. He helped build Nuclear One in Russellville and was a good storyteller. He was a loving and devoted husband, dad and brother and the love of his life were his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Tammy Johnson Knight of the New Hope Community; his sister, Cecile Knight and Greg McLaughlin of Gilbert, Arkansas; two daughters, Maribeth Barnett and George of Lake Village and Lacey J. Barnett and Daniel of Arkansas City; five grandchildren, David Quinon, Carson Leighann, Carliebeth, Sarah Danielle and Daniel Lamar; a very special friend, Kip Williams; many UA brothers and sisters and a host of cousins and dear friends.
A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, June 3, at 4 p.m. at Andrews Chapel Cemetery with Rev. Caleb Lane officiating.
A viewing adhering to the Covid-19 guidelines will be held at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home Wednesday from 1:30 p.m. until 3 p.m., prior to the service.