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Carl Knight, Sr.

June 23, 1933 — March 26, 2021

Born on June 23, 1933 Departed on March 26, 2021 and resided in Nashville, TN Visitation: Tuesday March 30, 2021 1:00pm to 8:00pmWednesday March 31, 2021 12:00pm to 2:00pmFuneral Service: West Harpeth Funeral Home and CrematoryWednesday March 31, 2021 2:00pm

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 Director'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.

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