Billy  Knight


A memorial service for Billy Wayne Knight will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, 2019, at Grace Community Church located at 3215 Old Jacksonville Hwy, Tyler, Texas.
Bill was born in Athens, Texas in 1938 to parents, Wilson Knight and Mary Lou Knight. He was 80 years old at the time of his death on June 15, 2019. He is survived by one son, William Byron Knight, of Lake Dallas, Texas, and one grandchild, Maci Joy Knight, and step-son, Chuck Long of Palestine, Texas. He is also survived by his brother, Joe W. Knight and wife, Carolyn Knight of Jasper, Texas, and sister, Virginia (Ginny) Burgess and husband, Jerry Burgess, of Tyler, Texas. He is also survived by 3 nephews and 1 niece.
Bill worked for the Athens Review newspaper early in his career and for other newspapers over the years including Corsicana Daily Sun and the local newspaper in Wink, Texas. He later worked in advertising at the home office of Eckerd Drug Store in Florida and in Dallas. He retired from the Texas Prison System where he worked as a guard at the prison in Palestine, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or Hospice of East Texas.
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Published on June 19, 2019
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Frank Duphorne
Jun 22, 2019
A good friend in high school and after in Palestine. My memory of Billy Wayne is that I never saw him without a smile...........