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John Leon Knight Sr.

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Posted: Sunday, October 27, 2013 12:00 am

John Leon Knight Sr., age 69, of Maryville, went to be with the Lord Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, at UT Medical Center. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and a man of great faith. John was a member of Heritage Bethesda Church and the Local 309. He retired from Alcoa after 41 years of service and was a member of the 25 year club and Betrayed Retirees Organization. Preceded in death by: parents, John and Gladys Knight; brothers, Ruben James Knight and Joseph Leonard Knight; sisters, Lucy Caroline Knight and Margaret Lucille Loveday. Survivors include: wife of 50 years, Thelma Emert Knight; daughters and sons-in-law, Lisa and David Courtney, Konni and Greg Snyder; sons and daughters-in-law, John L. II and Kim Knight, Jody and Michelle Knight; grandchildren, Kaitlin and Savanna Snyder, Kassidi, Kalli and Kelsi Knight, Shelby, Andrew and Jacob Knight, Kristin Courtney. Honorary pallbearers: Richard Brown, Ernie Kemper, Bill Starritt, Ron Noe, Joe Sharber, Johnny Blair. Funeral service will be at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, at Smith Trinity Chapel with Bishop Buddy Sweet officiating. Family and friends will assemble for interment at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, at Grandview Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to: Birth to Three, 422 Ellis Avenue, Maryville, TN 37803. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, at Smith Trinity Chapel. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithMaryville.com

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