Richard J. Knight Sr, 84, a native of Raceland and resident of Thibodaux, passed away Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013.
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Visitation will be from 8:30 a.m. until funeral time Tuesday at St. Genevieve Catholic Church. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church, with burial in St. Joseph Cemetery.
He is survived by his children, Richard "Dicky" Knight Jr. and wife, Sandra; Robbie Knight and wife, Julie, Greg Knight and wife, Lisa, Tim Knight, Beth Boudreaux and husband, Jeff, and Mary Magdalene and husband, John; brothers, Larry, Freddie Jr., and Michael Knight; sister, Karen Ann K. Guillot; grandchildren, Kristie K. Bonneval, Layle K. Babin, Richard Knight III, Lani K. Aucoin, Andrea K. Daniels, Garret Knight, Codi B. Waguespack, Brady Boudreaux, Jacob Knight, Caitlin L. Mohs and Christine A. Martin; great-grandchildren, Brock, Bronson, and Richard Bonneval, Hailey and Jace Daniels, Hayes Babin, and Cohen, Sydni Rae and Charli Claire Aucoin; and beloved pet, CoCo
He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Mae Hue Knight; parents, Freddie and Irene Rodriguez Knight Guidry; and brother, Jerry Knight.
He was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather who never missed a family function. He enjoyed watching sports. He was instrumental in the establishment of St. Genevieve Catholic Church and the West Thibodaux Volunteer Fire Department. He was a U.S. Navy veteran who served in the occupation of China with the U.N. Forces as a shore patrolman in the aftermath of World War II.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Blessed by Downs, P.O. Box 484, Schriever, LA 70395 or to St. Genevieve Catholic Church, 815 Barbier Avenue, Thibodaux, LA 70301.
Landry's Funeral Home in Thibodaux is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in Houma Today & The Daily Comet from Dec. 23 to Dec. 24, 2013