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Kester Earl Knight

Posted: Tuesday, Apr 9th, 2013

SEVIERVILLE, TENN. — Kester Earl Knight, 83, of Sevierville, Tenn. went to be with the Lord Thursday March 28, 2013.

He was preceded in death by his son, Robert Earl Knight, brother, Jerl Knight, and his parents, Birdsell and Ethel Knight.

Kester was the son of a West Virginia coal miner and was born in Barberton, Ohio. He served his country as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army for a military police company stationed in Japan.

Kester worked for over 33 years for the Ford Motor Company and then retired to the mountains of West Virginia to be near his father. He enjoyed his mountain home, and neighbors, and loved playing cards with his family and friends.

Survivors include sisters: Patty Phillips and Peggy Hoxworth and husband Dean; brothers: Jimmie Knight and wife Catherine, Lee Knight and wife Pat, Henry Knight and wife Sue and Stanley Knight (former wife, Helen Rose); children:Debra Adams and husband Ricky, Steven Knight, Tim Knight and Teresa Neugebauer; grandchildren: Amber Adams, Alexis Adams, Tucker Adams, Brandi Mason and Michael Neugebauer; great-grandchildren: Caleb Mason, Conner Mason, John Carter Mason and Dalton Neugebauer; and several nieces and nephews.

Special thanks to the good Lord’s servants at the Fort Sanders Sevier Nursing Home. During his time at Fort Sanders Johnathan Ogle truly was his best friend.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Fort Sanders Sevier Nursing Home in Sevierville, Tennessee or your local Alzheimer’s Association.

The family will have a service planned at a later date in West Virginia. Times to be announced. Local arrangements by Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.

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