Carl Edmond Knight, Sr.

Born on June 23, 1933

Departed on March 26, 2021 and resided in Nashville, TN

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Carl Edmond Knight, Sr., age 87, of Nashville, TN passed away at his home on March 26, 2021, surrounded by his family. He was born on June 23, 1933 to the late John T. Knight and Anna Combs Knight.

Along with his parents, Carl is preceded in death by his sisters, Barbara Harrison and Delia Neighbors; brother, Fred; daughter, Carleen Whitley; and daughter-in-law, Terry Knight.

Survived by his loving wife, Gloria Knight of 68 years; children, Carl E. Knight, Jr., William Joseph Knight (Vana), and Crystal Knight; son-in law Tony Whitley, Sr.; honorary sons, Thomas Feeney, Steve Paul Garton, and David Patton(Melody); honorary daughters, Dawn Fann, Donna Mae Neely, and Susie Sizemore; nephew, Harry Wayne Neighbors (Mary Lou); grandchildren, Tanya Stoner (John), Tony Whitley, Jr., Zachary Knight, Abby Knight, Amy Nelson (Kenny), Rod Biggs, and Hillary Woodring; great-grandchildren, Kayla, Megan, Anna, Jayden, Jakob, Caroline, Kobe, Isaac, Shelby, and Delilah; along with lifelong family friend Marie Yuchnitz and family.

Mr. Knight was a United States Navy Veteran and served as a Metropolitan Nashville Police Officer for 38 years. He was also a 50-year member of the West Nashville Masonic Lodge, a Directorโ€™s Staff member of the Al Menah Shrine Temple, and a Lifetime Member of the V.F.W. Post 1970.

A Celebration of his life will be held on Wednesday, March 31st, 2021, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of West Harpeth Funeral Home with James Humphrey officiating. Pallbearers include: William Joseph Knight, Thomas Feeney, Zachary Knight, Curtis Spann, Jr., Michael Moses, and Tony Whitley, Jr. The family will receive friends and loved ones on Tuesday, March 30th, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 pm, and on Wednesday two hours prior to the service. Interment will follow at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens.

10 Comments to Carl Edmond Knight, Sr.

  1. Betty Craft says:

    Carl and family prayers to all.

  2. Suzetta Mimms & Bobby Kelley says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May the wonderful memories you have bring you comfort in the days ahead.

  3. Howard cage says:

    rip my friend

  4. Bob and Gayle Whalen says:

    He will be greatly missed. Prayers for all of the family. Bib and Gayle Whalen and family. Love yโ€™all.

  5. Bob and Gayle Whalen says:

    He will be greatly missed. Prayers for all of the family. Bob and Gayle Whalen and family. Love yโ€™all.

  6. Larry & Edith Cook says:

    Great neighbor and friend for over 40+ years. You will be greatly missed. Our prayers go up for Gloria and all the family. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

  7. Larry & Edith Cook says:

    Great neighbor and friend for 40+ years. You will be greatly missed my friend. Sending prayers up for Gloria and all the family. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธRIP Carl

  8. Robert Jenner says:

    Brother Carl was a 57-year Master Mason of the Free and Accepted Masons of Tennessee and a brother of West Nashville Lodge #612 since September 26, 1963, which became West Nashville Phoenix lodge #131 in 2016.

    The labors of our brother taught him to divest his heart and conscience of the vices and superfluities of life, thereby fitting his soul as a living stone for that spiritual building, that house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. Strengthened in his labors here by his faith in God and encouraged by the hope of immortality, he has sought admittance into the celestial Lodge above.

    Our Masonic career began with an expression of our faith in God. Step-by-step we were taught that in God we live and move and have our being. We learned that He is the Great Architect of the Universe, in which there is order, plan and design. These truths give us strength for our labors and enable us to endure the pains, the disappointments, and losses of life with the assurance that he that doeth the will of God abideth forever.

    We will miss our departed brother, but know with heart-felt confidence, that we will meet again as the Great Architect of the Universe has planned it. Brother Carl was a good brother in the lodge helping others and the current brothers are here to help his family in any way we can.

  9. Janie Young says:

    i have known Carl and his wife Gloria for many years. He was always so nice and polite and you were always Welcome in their home. I know Gloria will be lost without him, but she will see him again one day. They will both spend eternity with Our Lord in Heaven.

  10. Martha (Shadowens)Goss says:

    My goodness it’s been awhile my name is Martha ( Shadowens)Goss I remember being a kid with your kids we were all family .Carl and Gloria are great people goes resto high Carl you will be missed

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