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Mr.  Richard  Gene Knight

Obituary for Mr. Richard Gene Knight

March 21, 1933 - October 12, 2020
Kentucky | Age 87


Mr. Richard Gene Knight, age 87, of Murray, Kentucky, died at his home on Monday, October 12, 2020.

Mr. Knight was born on March 21, 1933, in Calloway County, Kentucky. He was a retired old-time blacksmith and was an Army Veteran. Mr. Knight was a member of the Memorial Baptist Church in Murray, Kentucky.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thurman Knight and Mildred (Wilkerson) Knight Cook; stepfather, Aubrey Cook; as well as his great-grandson, Colby Owen.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara June (Shelton) Knight of Murray, Kentucky; daughter, Cindy Knight Owen of Murray, Kentucky; three grandchildren, Stacie Knight Collie and husband Alex of Murray, Kentucky, Joshua David Owen and wife Leeann of Shepherdsville, Kentucky, and Robyn Lynn Owen and special friend Kenny of Indiana; five great-grandchildren, Elias Collie, Alexis Collie, Neveah Knight, Nariah Knight, and Jeremiah Owen; brother-in-law, Dr. George Shelton of Florida; two nieces, Sandy Dunbeck and husband Dan of North Carolina and Karen Houser and husband Wes of Florida; as well as several cousins.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., on Thursday, October 15, 2020, at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home & Cremation Services with Bro. Martin Severns and Bro. Kevin Harris officiating. Burial will follow in the Elm Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., on Thursday, October 15, 2020, at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home & Cremation Services.

Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Calloway County Senior Citizens Center, 607 Poplar Street, Murray, Kentucky 42071.

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    607 Poplar Street
    Murray, KY 42071

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201 S. 3rd Street
Murray, KY 42071
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