Johnny Gale Knight, 74, of Hamburg, died October 6, 2021 at his residence.
He was a native and lifelong resident of the Milo community, outside of Hamburg.
After graduating from Hamburg High School in 1965, Mr. Knight entered the United States Army and served during the Vietnam Era. He was a construction worker and a construction superintendent for Pioneer Civil Construction for over 25 years, retiring in 2020. He was a member of the Egypt Missionary Baptist Church, an avid outdoorsman, and especially enjoyed fishing. The love he had for the Mississippi River led him and his wife to stay at their camp on Lake Chicot from the time it was warm enough to fish until the weather changed and it was too cold.
He was preceded in death by his father, John McCoy Knight in 1997; a daughter-in-law, Sheena Knight in 2020; a niece, Tara Harder Smith; and a great-niece, Moreland Wesson Mills both in 2019.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Patricia Ann Knight; two sons, Chris Knight and wife, Lelia, and Shelby Knight; his mother, Rudolph Knight all of Hamburg; two sisters, Charlotte Thompson and husband, Barry, and Doris Harder all of Crossett; a brother, Kenneth Knight and wife, Linda, of Hamburg; six grandchildren including a special grandson, Michael Knight and wife, Kristina, and a host of nieces and nephews.
The family would like to say a special thank you to their niece, Jeanna Knight Lineberger, for her help in caring for her “Unc”, the Hospice Home Care Team in Monticello, especially his nurse, Katrina Lucas, for the compassion and care they have shown.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 9, at 10 a.m., at the Egypt Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Buddy Boykin officiating. Burial will be at the Egypt Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Hardy Sawyer, Paul Sawyer, Kevin Dale Chavis, Timothy Chavis, Jimmy Don Norrell and Dewayne Bussell. Honorary pallbearers are George Wise, Roger Chavis, Billy “Wild Bill” Morton, Downey Robinson, Carlton Maxwell and Danny Amos.
Visitation will be Friday, October 8, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home in Hamburg.