John Douglas “Doug” Knight, 56, of Monticello, passed away on January 1, 2017 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff.

He was born August 19, 1960 in Springhill, Louisiana to the late John Ollie Knight and Laura Ann Johnson Knight.

He was a retired Drew County Deputy Sheriff and electrician, and a member of Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church. He was on the Drew County Fair Board, Arkansas Rehabilitation Advisory Council, a member of the Woodman of the World and served in the Merchant Marines. His hobbies included taking pictures, gun collecting, computers and spending time reading the Bible. Doug wanted his family and friends to know that he served a risen Savior who willingly gave his life to pay for our sins and that we all should make the best with what we have and always be considerate of others.

Survivors include one son, Colton Knight and wife Jennifer of Monticello; two daughters, Tiarra Nutt of Gilmer, TX and Laura Anna Lee Knight of Oklahoma City, OK; one brother, Richard Mark Knight and wife Sherry of Monticello; three sisters, Beverly Ann Sullivan and husband Marshall of Cornerville, Barbara Gail Hayden of Ladelle and Nancy Carol May and husband Jeff of Pine Bluff; and five grandchildren, Jayce, Kolby and Kody Nutt all of Gilmer, TX, Josie Knight of Monticello and Zaxton Blanks of Oklahoma City, OK.

Funeral Service will 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. David Jacks and Rev. Russell Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday night at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Chapel.

Memorials may be made to Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 111 Hwy. 172, Monticello, AR or COPS (Concerns of Police Survivors), P O Box 3199, Camdenton, MO, 65020.