Joe W. Knight, 82, of Longmont, CO passed away September 30, 2013. Joe was born April 6, 1931 in Haswell, CO to Joe and Bessie (Hamm) Knight. Joe grew up on the family homestead with his 2 brothers and 2 sisters. He graduated from Kit Carson High School in Kit Carson, CO. Joe moved to the Longmont area from Eastern Colorado in 1947. He served with the Unites States Air Force during the Korean War
. Joe and Doris shared 56 years together. Joe worked at Cleland Motors and started working for IBM in 1965, where he was proud to be employed until his retirement in 1986. Joe was a member of Longmont Elks #1055 for 58 years. He loved little kids, dogs, gardening and playing poker once a month with retirees from IBM. Joe was preceded in death by his parents, brother Kenneth B. Knight and step-daughter Angela Schreckengost. Joe is survived by his wife Doris, son Joe (Kim) Knight, daughters Jo Lynn (Matt) Fresquez, Tammy Smith (Larry), Kimberly (Mike) Martin, step daughter Charlotte (Bob) Inskeep, step son-in-law Keith Schreckengost, sister Daisy Deane Stewart of Longmont, grandchildren Casey (Rory) McKim, Blake Smith, Sara (Phil) Schell, Kelly Knight, Katie Smith, Jackie Martin, great-grandchildren Riley and Ryan McKim and Londyn Schell, many step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews. Memorial service 10:30am, Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel. Visit www.ahlbergfuneralchapel.com
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