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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