Obituary for Mr. Joseph "Joe" Knight

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Mr. Joseph "Joe" Knight

June 1, 1941 - April 12, 2018

Joseph “Joe” Knight, age 76 passed away Thursday afternoon, April 12, 2018 at the Franciscan Health Hospital in Indianapolis. He was a resident of Crestwood Village in Indianapolis.

Joe was born June 1, 1941, in Indianapolis, to his parents, the late Maude H. “Blacky” and Beatrice (Hargis) Knight. He was a graduate of Arsenal Tech High School in Indianapolis.

Joe retired as the owner and operator of Joe Knight Painting in Martinsville. Prior to that, he worked at the Chrysler Foundry in Indianapolis and as a Reserve Deputy and Drill Team member for the Morgan County Sherriff’s Department from 1976 to 1983.

Joe was a member of the Murat Shrine, Scottish Rite and the Prospect Street Masonic Lodge #714 all of Indianapolis. He enjoyed being on the Shriner’s Motorcycle Drill team and helping raise money for Shriners Hospital for Children. Joe also enjoyed tending to his garden and traveling to Gatlinburg. He will be remembered for smoking cigars and telling stories.

Survivors include his children, Scott (Carol) Knight of Sonoma, CA, Kelly Jo Knight, Shelly (Bob Cook) Petree & Michael Knight all of Indianapolis, Kelly (David) Stege of Martinsville and Kimberly Knight of Indianapolis; siblings, David Knight of Pimento, Betty Jean Bottoms of Texas and Patricia Jane Rodenbeck of Avon; 7 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

Joe was preceded in death by a granddaughter; and siblings, Virginia Stieneker and Barbara Ann Armstrong.

The Rev. Rick Finney will conduct a funeral service on Tuesday at noon at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until service time on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Joe to the Shriners Hospital for Children, PO Box 1525 Ranson, WV 25438.

Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Knight family at

Information: (812) 597-4670



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Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Meredith - Clark Funeral Home


179 E. Mulberry Street, Morgantown, IN, 46160

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Service Information

Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Time: 12:00 pm

Meredith - Clark Funeral Home


179 E. Mulberry Street, Morgantown, IN, 46160

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Born: June 1, 1941
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Scott Knight posted on 4/25/18

Dad, I love you. I hope your Mother & Father as well as Don, John & my Daughter Heather were awaiting you at the Pearly Gates.........Scott