Charles Gordon Knight, 74, of Columbia City passed away peacefully at 4:45 a.m. on Sunday, December 29, 2019 at his brother's home in Burr Oak, Noble County, IN.
He was born in West Virginia on July 17, 1945, the son of James C. and Hazel Katherine Collins) Knight. His formative years were spent in West Virginia and he attended Grafton High School. He married Claudia Lynn Huntley on April 29, 1972 at the Columbia City United Methodist Church.
Charles moved from West Virginia coming to Indiana, then to Florida, returning back to Indiana; in the early 1980's he and his wife moved to Texas where he worked for Flame Tech in Cedar Park for over 30 years and a machinist. In 2015 they returned to Columbia City.
He is survived by his wife Claudia L. Knight, Fort Wayne; 5 siblings, Keith (Carol) Knight, EauClaire, WI, Linda Dignan, Warren, OH, Richard (Kathy) Knight, Albion, Karen Young, Morganton, NC and Patricia Foster, Columbia City. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be from 9-11:00am Saturday, January 4, 2020 at DeMoney-Grimes, A Life Story Funeral Home, Columbia City. Pastor Mark Woods of the Burr Oak Baptist Church will be officiating. Committal services and burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery. Memorial bequest may be given in Mr. Knight's memory to Parkview Noble Hospice.
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Sure had a lot of fun times with Gordon. Remember going to Florida in the Red Ford Torino Convertible. We stayed a night with Karen and thought we were something driving up and down the beach in Daytona. On a whim we flew to the Bahamas for a night and went to the casino.
Always enjoyed his company. I learned to ski behind his boat and still water ski!
Good man he will be missed by many.
Claudia You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Linda Easterday Plattner
Will never forget the first time meeting him....in the old kitchen at Ken and Pat's...so many laughs that we ended up crying!! Rest in Peace, Gordon - all our Love and Prayers, dear Family Tim, Annette, Cody, and Jared
May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and that we will walk beside you in your journey of grief.
Randy Grimes, Brett Gerber and the Staff of DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home
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