ABERDEEN - James Luther Knight, 87, passed away Monday, July 17th at Nortth Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born December 13, 1929 to Curtis Knight and Laverne Cantrell Knight. He graduated from Smithville High School in 1947. He was a longtime employee of Walker Manufacturing Company in Aberdeen and later retired from Triangle Warehouses in Columbus. James was a Mason and a dedicated member of First United Methodist Church in Aberdeen. He loved yard work, playing dominoes, pitching washers, Southern Gospel, and country music.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, July 20th at First United Methodist Church in Aberdeen with Rev. Mary Hutson officiating. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until service time.

James is survived by his wife of 44 years,  Jeanne Gardner Knight of Aberdeen; four daughters, Deborah Knight Herndon (Frank) of Aberdeen, Dinah Knight Sneed (Jimmy) of Senatobia, Miss., Linda Knight Holt (Roger) of Burnet, Texas, and Liz Thomas Barton (Bill) of Fayetteville, Ark; two sons, John Thomas (Jeanette) of Lucedale, Miss. and Dr. Roy Thomas (Sonya) of Tremont, Miss.; 18 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Myrlene Montgomery Knight and one son, Steve Thomas.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 93, Aberdeen, MS 39730-0093.


Jimmy Lee & Anne Lusk
Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone.  Pappaw was a joy to be around.  Always had a funny joke or tale to share.  I also enjoyed working with him at the flower shop.  He and Jeanne were both a joy to be around.  Sorry we will not be able to be with the family for his memorial...due to other engagements at our church.  Much love to everyone with memories to share.

Mike Deaton
Knight & Roy, & family, I am very sorry for your loss. Mr. James always had some pretty good advice for us guys & appreciated it & wish I would have listened better. My thoughts are with you.

im & Martha Buffington
Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family!