Morris Wayne Knight
1944 - 2021
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Morris Wayne Knight, 77, of Woodbridge, CA, passed away peacefully on April 18, 2021 in Stockton, CA.
Morris was born in Lodi, CA to Cleatus and Zona Knight on January 17, 1944. He went to Lodi High School and graduated in 1961. Morris went on to earn a degree in business from Cal State Chico. He worked as a salesman for Zellerbach Paper Company for many years and then moved into marketing with Stockton Savings Bank. Morris had served as Senior Vice President of Retail Banking before stepping up to Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Guaranty Bank's retail-banking operation in California when he retired.
In his free time, he enjoyed coaching his boys and grandson in baseball and soccer. Morris also loved attending his grandkids' sports games, music, drama, and school performances.
Morris is survived by his wife, Kathleen Knight of Woodbridge; sons, Justin (Susan) Knight, Jonathan (Brenda) Knight; and grandchildren, Taylor Knight, Sterling Knight and CJ Knight. He is preceded in death by his parents, Cleatus and Zona Knight; sister, Andrea Hixson; and brother, Michael Knight.
Funeral service will not be held at this time. The private burial will be held at Cherokee Memorial Park in Lodi, CA. Lodi Funeral Home will be handling the funeral arrangements.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of San Joaquin, www.hospicesj.org/contribute, 3888 Pacific Ave., Stockton, CA 95204; California Lutheran University's Knight Family Scholarship, www.callutheran.edu/knight, 60 W. Olsen Rd #1625, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360, memo on check should say: Knight Family Scholarship; or Booster of Boys Girls Sports (B.O.B.S.) at PO Box 1600, Woodbridge, CA 95258.

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Published in Lodi-News Sentinel from Apr. 29 to May 5, 2021.
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May 4, 2021
Kathy:
Morris was a loyal friend and business associate. Not only to me, but to everyone that had the pleasure to know him. He was a gentleman, astute businessman and a dedicated family man. He will be missed.
May his memory be eternal.
Creighton Younnel
Friend
May 2, 2021
Kathy, Justin,Jonathan and family,
It is with a heavy heart that I write these few words. Morris was a special soul. I remember all the times we stood out in the cold to watch our boys play soccer as Morris put his time in to coach and guide these young boys as they learned to play and all the times he picked up my son and gave him a ride to the games. He was a kind man and I know he will be missed dearly by his family.
I pray that God will hold you up during this difficult time. Justin and Jonathan you were blessed to have such a man for your father.
Take care
Sincerely,
Jim and Lina Sanchez
Lina Sanchez
Friend
April 29, 2021
You will be missed!
Jason Evans
Friend
April 29, 2021
So sorry to hear this news. Morris was a wonderful man. He was a true leader in the banking industry and taught me a lot. May your hearts be filled with his loving memories
Carol Murray
Coworker
April 28, 2021
So sorry to hear of this families loss. Sad because the last time that we saw Morris and his family they were all so happy and well. Getting older is so hard when someone this active passes. We grieve for the Knight family and Kathy.
patti blodgett
Friend
April 28, 2021
Kathy and family.im shocked and deeply saddened to read this. I really liked Morris all those years together what a class act.
My heart and love goes to you and family.
We always laughed together. Rob wooton
Rob wooton
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