Willie C. Knight, age 83, of the Fairview Community in Macon County, TN, passed away Thursday afternoon, April 26, 2012 at Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro, TN. Funeral services for Willie C. Knight were conducted Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Anderson & Son Funeral Home in Lafayette, TN with his daughter, Debbie Garvin officiating. Interment followed in the Anderson & Son Memorial Park. Andy Knight, Doyle Parker, Bill Hall, Wayne Knight, Bill Carr, Jake Jones, Glenn Sullivan and Tyler Knight served as pallbearers.
Willie C. was born July 11, 1928 in Macon County, TN, one of thirteen siblings of the late Noel and Maggie Sloan Knight. On July 31, 1948, he married the former Jean Templeton, who preceded him in death on November 19, 1997. In addition to his wife and parents, he was also preceded in death by his sisters, Lula Belle Parker, Mabel Burton, Myrtle Brawner, Lucille Cox, Ellen Hall, Earlene Farley and brothers, Franklin, Elmer and Junior Knight. Willie C. was baptist in belief and a carpenter.
He is survived by: Daughter and Son-in-law, Debbie and Terry Garvin, of Murfreesboro, Son and Daughter-in-law, Donald and Susie Knight, of Athens, TN, Brothers and Sisters-in-law: Elder G.W. and Sandra Knight, of Lafayette, Kenneth and Mildred Knight, of Westmoreland, Sister and Brother-in-law, Kat and Ray Troutt of Sterling Heights, MI, Sisters-in-law, Dovie Knight, of the Fairview Community, Lois Dee Gregory, of Lafayette, Granddaughters, Greta (Ken) Caughron, Amanda Garvin, Great-Grandchildren, Cade and Caroline Caughron, all of Murfreesboro.