William Knight

William Murrell Bill Knight LUBBOCK- William Murrell Bill Knight passed into our Lord's hands on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 in the J.A. Hodges Chapel of First Christian Church, with Reverend Herb Lynskey officiating. Private burial at Resthaven Memorial Park will be under the direction of Restaven Funeral Home. A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 at Resthaven. William was born on Dec. 27, 1928 in Childress, Texas to Bertram D. Knight and Gertrue E. Wilkinson Knight. He first came to Lubbock from Childress in 1946 and attended Texas Technological College from 1946 to 1950, graduating with a Bachelor of Business in Finance. In 1950 William joined the U.S. Army taking basic training at Camp Polk, La. He was subsequently promoted to Corporal and assigned to the 45th Infantry Division Finance Office. He faithfully served in the Korean Conflict, having been stationed in Japan and Korea, and was discharged in October 1952. Returning to Lubbock, William began his business career at Kuykendall Chevrolet (1952-1955); was promoted to Kuykendall Investments (1955-1963); moved to Lubbock Savings and Loan (1963-1980); and concluded his career at First Federal Savings Bank (1980-1994). William was always active in serving the Lubbock community. He was Past President of both the Retail Merchants Association and the Exchange Club; past board member of both the Kuykendall Foundation and the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra; member of the Lubbock Economics Counsel, Texas Tech Red Raider Club, and Texas Tech Alumni Association; assisted Boy Scouts of America (BSA) in the finance area; and has been a continual supporter of the Lubbock Children's Home and Boys Ranch. William and Glyneth both had an active interest in farming and ranching and enjoyed traveling, particularly to Colorado. William joined First Christian Church in 1958 and had been a faithful member ever since. He was, until recently, a regular attendant at the weekly men's church breakfast. On June 15, 1957, he married the love of his life, Miss Glyneth Armene Armstrong, at the Lubbock landmark home known as Tara. William was preceded in death by his parents, Bertram D. Knight (1977) and Gertrue E. Wilkinson Knight (1983); nephew, Brent Dee Knight (1961); brother, Joe Tom Knight (2003); William and Glyneth's family poodle, Elizabeth Antoinette Toni (1997); his loving wife, Glyneth Armene Armstrong Knight (2012); and a local cousin, Dr. Leslie R. Ansley (2013). William is survived by his sister-in-law, Lois O. Knight; niece, Beverly L. Schifani (Joseph G. Schifani); great-niece, Faith C. Schifani; nephew, Brian D. Knight (family dog, Delaney); cousins including, Frances Ansley, Dwayne Tidwell (Elizabeth Jackson Tidwell), Bruce Ansley, Leslie Ansley (family poodle, Cleo Pawtra), Dr. Justin Tidwell (Julie Hartman Tidwell), Tiffany Tidwell Pett (Mark Pett); as well as the families of these, and numerous other cousins. The family wishes to thank William's home caregivers Ramona, Melva, Barbara and Elana, as well as his doctors, nurses and the staff at Lubbock Heart Hospital, Covenant LTAC Hospital, Crown Point and Hospitality House for their excellent care. In addition, all of the support of First Christian Church is greatly appreciated. The family suggests memorials go to the Humane Society of West Texas, P.O. Box 94788, Lubbock, TX 79493, First Christian Church, 2323 Broadway, Lubbock, TX 79401, The , 3513 10th Street, Lubbock, TX 79415, or the Texas Boys Ranch, PO Box 5665. Lubbock, TX 79408.

Funeral Home

Resthaven Funeral Home & Cemetery
5740 West 19th Street Lubbock, TX 79407
(806) 791-6200

Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Dec. 20, 2013