Robert E. Knight

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  • "I was so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I didn't see it..."
    - Dodie Brothers
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Robert E. Knight, 77, of DeLand, passed away on Saturday, July 12. A native of Mt. Dora, Robert moved to DeLand from Miami in 1971. He worked as a carman for the railroad before he retired, and was a member of Stetson Baptist Church and the DeLand Moose Lodge. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his sons, Jimmy (Yvonne) Knight of Deltona, Robert (Patty) Knight, Jr. of DeLand; his daughters, Diane Knight, Destin, FL, Lori (Joe) Heinrich of DeLand and Kimberly E. Knight of DeLand; his sisters, Martha Matthews of Sorrento and Dorothy Tuck of South Carolina; nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Robert's family will receive friends from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Monday, July 14 at the Lankford Funeral Home. They will celebrate his life with a service on Tuesday, July 15 at 11:00 am at the funeral home chapel with interment to follow at Ponceannah Cemetery in Paisley. You are invited to share your memories with the family at


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Lankford Funeral Homes & Crematory
220 E. New York Ave.
Deland, FL 32724
(386) 734-2244
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Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on July 13, 2014