Bob Knight, passed away Thursday, 6/13/19, after a valiant, but very short, fight with pancreatic cancer. He battled to the end, but passed peacefully surrounded by his family. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, D. L. and Ruby Knight, and his brother, Harold Eugene (Gene) Knight.

Bob was born in Marfa, TX, and grew up in Navasota, TX, where he graduated high school in 1959. He served his country in the Army National Guard. He later attended SHSU, majoring in Criminal Justice.

Bob retired from TDCJ-ID after 30 years, where he worked as the Wynne Unit Mattress Factory Supervisor, Ellis Unit Bus Repair Facility Supervisor, and other roles throughout his career. After retiring, he became a member of the "Buzzards", a group of friends that met every morning over breakfast to share stories, discuss politics, and shared hobbies, such as hunting and fishing.

He loved the outdoors and enjoyed rebuilding cars and working on projects in his shop. He had a deep love of family and thoroughly enjoyed spoiling his grandchildren, teaching them to shoot, drive tractors, and fish. He had many friends and neighbors that will miss his sharp wit, sense of humor, and generous heart. We will always honor him as our friend, father, colleague and grandfather. All will agree that "they broke the mold after him...."

Bob is survived by his wife, Monte, of 43 years, and his daughters: Jaime Knight (Brian) VanDelist, Tracy Wommack (Dave) Elgersma, and Cheryl Hogue (Barry) Seabranch. He was also survived by 4 grandchildren, his brother Billy Jack Knight, and numerous nieces, nephews and his "neighborhood kids".

Visitation will be at Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home on Wednesday, 6/19/19, at 1:00PM, followed by a memorial service at 2:00PM. Condolences to the family may be made at
Published on June 14, 2019
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charles l. smith
Jun 25, 2019
Monte and family, Elaine and I are saddened to hear of Bob's passing. Our hope is that you are comforted in the future with the great memories we know that you have.
Sincerely, Chas. and Elaine Smith
Kathleen Frazier Vanderheydt
Jun 19, 2019
I am so sorry for your Loss, he was a great person!
Glenda Floyd
Jun 18, 2019
Whitney just told me of Bobby's passing. I always enjoyed doing things with "Hopper". He was a fun guy to be around. My sincere sympathy to you, Monte and your girls. He will always hold a special place in my heart.
Susan and Peter Hayes
Jun 15, 2019
We are so sorry for your families loss and are honored to have known Bob. Prayers and hugs coming your way.
Lisa Gibson
Jun 14, 2019
Bob had a beautiful caring soul, a heart of gold.
He will be greatly missed. I could always count on seeing him early mornings @ Whataburger.
A great smile. We love you Bob.
You are now an angel in heaven, you definitely earned your wings.
Love, Lisa and Leonard Gibson