Frank S. Knight, Jr.

Frank S. “Sam” Knight, Jr., 85, of Hamburg, passed away peacefully November 1, 2021, with his family by his side.

He was born on April 12, 1936, at Milo and grew up in Hamburg.

Mr. Knight was a 1954 graduate of Hamburg High School. He joined the United States Air Force the following year. After he was discharged in 1958, he soon began a career with Georgia Pacific in tissue paper converting that lasted over thirty years.

Sam was a member of Egypt Missionary Baptist Church and a former member of the Hamburg Tractor Club. He loved riding his tractor around his land, tending to his cows, and going to watch sprint car races.

He was a sweet and gentle man who had a quiet nature but always enjoyed playing the occasional practical jokes.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Frank Stanton Knight, Sr. and Addie Moore Knight, and five sisters, Laverne Burchell, Frances Tyson, Margie Noble, Lucille Etheridge, and Ruth Murphy.

He leaves behind his wife of 60 years, Margie Clark Knight of Hamburg; and two sons, Greg Knight (Linda) of Rockwall, Texas and Jeff Knight (Lisa) of Hamburg; a sister, Judy Van Arsdel of Fort Worth, Texas; three grandchildren, Melanie Hutchison of Conway, Chris Knight of Leavenworth, Kansas and Charles Shelton of Humble, Texas; three great-grandchildren; and a host of special nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held Friday, November 5, at 2 p.m. at the Egypt Missionary Baptist Church, 563 Ashley Rd 95, in Hamburg. Pastor Keith Rose will officiate. Interment will follow at Egypt Cemetery under the direction of Medders Funeral Home of Crossett.

Pallbearers are Tony, Stan, and Mickey Craig, Robb Knight, Charles Shelton, James Smith, and Mike Murphy. Honorary pallbearers are Kenneth Box, Kenneth Knight, Rick Robertson, J.W. Harris, Chris Knight, and Bro. Buddy Boykin.

Visitation will be held Friday from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m.at the church service.