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James Ernest Knight


1923 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
James Ernest Knight Obituary
KNIGHT James Ernest Knight passed away January 17 at the age of 91. The son of James E. and Emily Clisby Knight, Jim was born in Jacksonville, where he attended local schools and graduated from The Bolles School. He attended Stetson University, the University of Florida, and as a member of the V-12 Navy College Training Program, Duke University. As a U.S. Marine, he served during World War II and Korea, achieving the rank of Major. He was employed by Knight Brothers Paper Co. and Jim Walter Paper. In 1948, Jim married his deceased friend s sister, Sarah Elizabeth Banks, a devoted marriage that lasted 65 years. He is survived by Sarah Knight Powers (Tom), Sid (Mary), Paul (Dianne), and Thomas Knight (Cheryl); his grandchildren Jared (Crystal), Christopher, Sarah, Jonathan, Emily, Cameron, Everett, and Bryson Knight; and great-grandson Rowan Knight. Jim was a member of Christ the King Church in Arlington and St. Joseph s Catholic Church in Bryson City, NC. He was a former volunteer for Meals on Wheels, St. Joseph Thrift Shop, and St. Francis Soup Kitchen. An Eagle Scout, Jim worked with Troop 5 and was awarded Catholic Scouting s St. George Award. He was a Sigma Nu and former member of Arlington Kiwanis Club. A salesman, he loved people and was devoted to family and friends. The Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 PM on Tuesday night, January 21st at Corey-Kerlin Funeral Home in Arlington on Cesery Blvd., with a Rosary beginning at 6:00. A funeral Mass at Christ the King Church will be held at 10:00 AM Wednesday, followed by interment at High Springs Cemetery at 2:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations to Troop 5 at Christ the King, St. Vincent de Paul, or Northeast Florida Community Hospice are welcome. Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com
Published in the Florida Times-Union on Jan. 19, 2014
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