Ken Knight, 60, the quintessential definition of a man's man, died on Tuesday morning encircled by his eternally devoted family, friends and workers. In 1972, As part of the final US Army draft, Ken moved to Texas from Gary, Indiana, which he always said "was a good place to be from...far from". Ken Knight in his patently full-tilt fashion, embraced 1970's Austin, Texas in all its cosmic cowboy glory. He excelled in ice hockey, golf, and poker, the last two of which introduced him to his dedicated wife, Amy. The two were wed on 08-08-08. Ken was unknowingly and so giftedly a teacher and benefactor to many. He started his own construction company, Austin Remodel and Repair
in 1988 and exuded extreme pride in being an "Independent Contractor" and a recycling nazi. He leaves behind a pack of devotees, including his wife Amy Sue Knight, mother Ann Knight, daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Clint Gilleland and his cherished grandchildren, Brooke and Wyatt, son, Christopher Joseph Knight, brothers Ed and Dean Knight and sisters, Brenda Natale and Donna Connolly, innumerous family and close friends and lastly his loyal tuxedo cats, Bobby Sue and Chaz Bono. A memorial service is slated for 2:00pm on Saturday Nov. 10th at United Methodist Church in Oak Hill followed by a party to honor his vibrant life at the Elks Lodge
beginning at 4:20pm. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The International Mesothelioma Program at www.impmeso.org
, 866-637-6294 or Brigham & Women's Hospital Thoracic Unit at 46 Francis St. Boston, MA 02115. The universe is saddened at losing Ken Knight, but heaven must be elated.