Joseph Knight

Joseph Cowden Knight

Lafayette - Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 15, 2014, at a 2:00 PM Catholic Service in La Chapelle de Martin & Castille in Lafayette, for Joseph Cowden Knight, 89, who died on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at his residence in Lafayette.

Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Msgr. Keith DeRouen, Pastor of Our Lady Queen of Angels Church in Opelousas, will conduct the funeral services. Lectors will be Jennifer Dupuis and Derenda Soileau. Jodi Bollich, organist and soloist, will sing "Here I Am Lord", "My Shepherd Is The Lord", "How Great Thou Art", and "Be Not Afraid" for the services.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Erma Lester Knight, and numerous cousins.

He was preceded in death by parents, Carroll Morse Knight and Roberta Smith Knight.

A native of Washington, Pennsylvania and a Lafayette resident for over 40 years, Mr. Knight was a retired Geologist having worked with Union Texas Petroleum in Lafayette. He was a 1949 graduate of Penn State with a Bachelor's Degree in Science. He was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic Community. His hobby was wood working in which he was very good at. Mr. Knight was a kind, generous man who was very loving. He will be deeply missed.

Pallbearers will be Cody, Trevor and Tyler Thomas, Ben Richard, Andrew Dupuis, Matt and Seth Thomas.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Raymond Thomas, Duane Thomas, Mike Thomas, Phil Soileau and David Sonnier.

The family requests that visitation be observed in Martin & Castille's DOWNTOWN location on Thursday from 10:30 AM to 9:00 PM and on Friday from 10:00 AM until time of service.

A Rosary will be prayed Thursday at 7:00 PM in Martin & Castille Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions can be made in Joseph C. Knight's name to Heart of Hospice, 201 West Vermilion Street, Ste. 100, Lafayette, LA.70501.

Mrs. Knight extends a heartfelt appreciation to all of the care givers and their neighbors for the loving support given to them during Mr. Knight's time of need.

View the obituary and guestbook online at

Martin & Castille-DOWNTOWN-330 St. Landry St., Lafayette, LA 70506, 337-234-2311


Funeral Home

Martin & Castille
330 Saint Landry Street Lafayette, LA 70506

Published in the The Advertiser from Aug. 14 to Aug. 15, 2014