Mr. John A. Knight, age 74, of Albany, Georgia passed away Thursday, August 27, 2020.
Graveside service will be held on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 11 AM at Center Baptist Church Cemetery,4344 Highway 173 Newville, Alabama 36353.
Mr. John Aaron Knight was born on March 18, 1946, the twelfth child of Sylvester Knight and Sylvia Elizabeth Moore, in Henry County, Alabama.
He joined and attended Center Missionary Baptist Church, at an early age, and moved with his parents to Cedar Grove Baptist Church.
He graduated an honor student at Newville Rosenwald School with athletic and interlocutor skills. He attended Brevard College, in Florida, until he was drafted into the U.S. Army. While there in Germany, he won the Novice Title in boxing. John was a disabled veteran. He resided in several V.A. facilities in Alabama and Georgia until his departure in death.
John was preceded in death by his parents; six sisters: Janice Canion, Flora E. Smith, Lenora Brown, Lula Franklin, Ressie Clayton, and Clara May; brothers-in-law: Willie Canion, Alvin Smith, Samuel Brown, Clearence Franklin, Charles Clayton, James May, Samuel Gamble, Henry Jackson and LeRoy McEachin.
He leaves to cherish his precious memories, four sisters: Martha K. Gamble, Annie K. Jackson, Bessie K. Farmer and Carolyn K. McEachin; seven brothers: Jacob (Ernestine) Sylvester, Ezekiel, David (Evelyn), Elijah (Shirley), Zaccheaus (Marilyn), Lazarus (Valerie) and Daniel (Wander); and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
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