Lial Knight

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Lial L. Knight

St. Johns

Lial L. Knight died Thursday, June 19, 2014 at the age of 82. He was born February 2, 1932 in Gratiot County, Michigan the son of Clifford and Lila (Lehner) Knight.  Lial was a graduate of Fulton High School, Class of 1950 and is an Army veteran, serving during the Korean War. He is a member of the Clinton/Gratiot Voiture 868 of the 40 et 8 and a life member of both V.F.W. Post # 4113 and American Legion Post #153 in St. Johns.  He worked for Michigan Bell Telephone Co. as a lineman, retiring in 1991.

On May 11, 1952 he married Betty Jean Atkinson and she preceded him in death October 28, 2008. He was also predeceased by one sister, Alva Reynolds and two brothers, Frederick and Roy. Surviving are two daughters, Stephanie (Todd) Sheldon of Stockbridge and Lorraine (Charles) Baker of Webberville; two sons, Barry L. (Cindy) Knight of Owosso and Lial T. (Liane) Knight of Coral Springs, FL and eight grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Monday, June 23, 2014 at Keck-Coleman Funeral Home, St. Johns. Interment will follow at Mt. Rest Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by the St. Johns Honor Guard. The family will receive relatives and friends 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00PM Sunday, June 22, 2014 at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to 40 et 8 Nursing Scholarship, Briggs Public Library or Paine-Gillam-Scott  Museum.



Funeral Home
Keck-Coleman Funeral Home
1500 Waterford Pkwy. St. Johns , MI 48879
(989) 224-4422
Published in Lansing State Journal from June 22 to June 29, 2014
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