Russell Allen Knight age 74 of Maryville, IL, born July 26, 1941 in Cairo, IL, passed away at 12:45pm on Thursday January 7, 2016 at his residence surrounded by his family.
He was retired from AT&T and EDS as a computer programmer and in his earlier years was a teacher. He attained a Bachelor Degree from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, and a Master’s Degree from University of Missouri Rolla. He was a member of Copper Creek Christian Church in Maryville, loved biking, and swimming.
He was preceded in death by his parents Russell B. and I. Joyce nee Miles Knight, and a grandson Nicholas Knight.
He is survived by his wife Carlyn nee Mosby Knight whom he married December 24, 1965, two sons; Russell “Allen” Knight of Maryville, IL, and Andrew Carl (Lizzie Kucharski) Knight of St. Louis, MO, a daughter Regina (Wayne) Miglore of Batavia, IL, three grandchildren; Emily Knight, Ben and Miah Miglore, a brother Jerry Knight of Tucson, AZ, and a sister Phyllis (Everett Belvin) Roberts of Sikeston, MO.
Memorial service will be held at 1pm Saturday January 16, 2016 at Copper Creek Christian Church 2184 Vadalabene Dr, Maryville, IL, with Bobby Croft and Richard Winson officiating. Upon Russell’s request his body was donated to Saint Louis University School of Medicine.
Memorials may be made to Copper Creek Christian Church or Hospice of Southern Illinois.
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