Rufus F. McKnight
Rufus F. McKnight, age 70, was born to the late James Neal and Lizzie Mai (Lyons) McKnight on January 9, 1943.
He leaves to cherish his memory, a loving and devoted companion, Lynda Peebles; two daughters, Melissa (Tomial) Gary of Illinois, Brenda (Thomas) McKnight; one son, William McKnight; four grandchildren, Tony (Brianna) Minter, Phillip McKnight, Tiffany McKnight and Jayrun Minter, and one great-granddaughter, Kimber Minter. He is also survived by sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Rufus will lie in state at Rucker Memorial Chapel on Friday, February 22, 2013 from 12 Noon until 5 p.m. He will lie in state from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m., and his Life Celebration will follow on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at Bradley Creek M.B. Church (Rev. Clifton Sawyers, Pastor), 9014 Bradley Creek Road, Milton, TN. Pastor Robert James officiating, and Elder Greg McKnight, Eulogist. Interment in Jane Martin Cemetery, Lascassas, TN.
Services have been entrusted to Rucker Memorial Chapel, 1505 Bradyville Road, Murfreesboro, TN (615) 895-2200; www.ruckermemorialchapel.com
Published in The Daily News Journal on Feb. 21, 2013