Macon County Chronicle

Ruth Tuck Knight, 98

Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000184 EndHTML:0000002901 StartFragment:0000002365 EndFragment:0000002865 SourceURL:file://localhost/Users/computer/Desktop/obitsw:pics/Knight,%20R.doc Ruth Tuck Knight, age 98, of the Union Camp Community of Macon County, passed away on Friday, June 18, at Macon County General Hospital.  Funeral services were held on Monday, June 21, 2010 from the Chapel of the Anderson & Son Funeral Home in Lafayette with Brother Michael Brawner officiating.  Interment was in the Tuck Family Cemetery located on the farm.   Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000184 EndHTML:0000008023 StartFragment:0000002554 EndFragment:0000007987 SourceURL:file://localhost/Users/computer/Desktop/obitsw:pics/Knight,%20R.doc Ruth Tuck was born Friday, February 16, 1912, one of four siblings born to the late Walter “Watt” and Virgie (Smith) Tuck.  She lived her life in the Union Camp community of Macon County in a house which was built by her grandfather, George Washington Tuck shortly following the Civil War.  She married the love of her life, the late Wick Knight on November 5, 1937 who preceded her in death on October 9, 2004.  Grandchildren Barry Colin Knight and Penelope Lane Hall, brothers Eldon and Harold Tuck, and sister Lucille Gammon also preceded her in death.
She lived a simple but rich life on the farm with Wick, where she helped tend the farm, maintain their home, and lovingly cared for their four children.  Amidst the rigors of life she found time to enjoy sewing, quilting and crocheting, and perfected her art over the years.  Several fine afghans, quilts and other crafts still adorn her home and those close to her.  
She demonstrated her lifelong service to God in her passion for life and love for her family.  When asked, any of her loved ones can recall many fond memories of Ruth and Wick, including long talks in the living room, breaking beans in the front yard for canning, picking vegetables in the garden, or just enjoying a cool evening sitting on the porch.  Perhaps the most memorable of times though were any of her home-cooked meals.  Whether it was beans and cornbread during any summer dinner or a holiday turkey and dressing; it was always prepared by hand and tasted heavenly.  
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wick Knight; father Walter “Watt” Tuck, mother Virgie (Smith) Tuck, grandchildren Barry Colin Knight and Penelope Lane Hall, brothers Eldon and Harold Tuck, and sister Lucille Gammon.
She is survived by: Daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Kiley Hall, Jr. of Red Boiling Springs, Sons & daughters-in-law Jack and Velvie Knight, Jimmy Knight, Wickie and Rose Knight, all of Lafayette, 6 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren.