George W. Knight, 91, of Atwood, formerly of Paris, died Friday, April 3, 2020, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon.

A private service will be held for immediate family members only, officiated by Billy Hanks.

Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park. McEvoy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers will be Timothy Darda, Jerry Arnett, Tyler and Dalton Shadden, and AJ and Brian Knight.

Knight was born on July 21, 1928, in Henry County. He was the son of the late Joe and Sally Preston Knight.

He was married on April 15, 1950, to Maudie Cecil Knight, who preceded him in death on Oct. 28, 1995.

He is survived by four daughters, Gail Haney of Benton Harbor, Mich., Anna Laura (Jerry) Johnson of Trezevant, Sandra Darda of Trezevant and Janice Capps of Greenfield; four sons, Bobby Joe (Judy) Knight of McKenzie, George Edward (Glenda) Knight of McLemoresville, Aubrey Knight of Rutherford and Carlton Knight of Milan; and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Barlow; four sisters, Lucy Stockdale, Laviniey Riley, Annie Bell Barlow and Mertle Stockdale; and two brothers, General Knight and Robert Knight.

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