Joe Lynn Knight

Joe Lynn Knight

Stephenville - April 29, 1940- March 16, 2021

Joe Lynn Knight, 80, of Stephenville, died Tuesday, March 16, 2021 in Stephenville. He died as a result from complications from injuries he received in an automobile accident he was involved in June of 2020.

Joe's wishes were to be cremated, and his cremains to be buried in the family plot at Hico Cemetery.

Joe was born of April 29, 1940, in Hico to Henry N. and Biery Griffitts Knight. He married Rita Gay Jackson on November 6, 1965 in Hico. Joe enlisted in the U. S. Navy, and served for four years. When he was discharged from service, Joe went to work for AT&T in Dallas. He moved to St. Louis, Houston, Waco, and Austin a career with AT&T over 30 years of services, retiring as a supervisor manager. He moved back to Hico, and lived several years until he and Rita moved to Stephenville 8 years ago. Joe was a member of the Cowboy Church of Erath County. He loved to cook, especially for the men's breakfast at Cowboy Church, and the VFW at Iredell; where he was a member.

Joe is survived by his wife, Rita; Jason Lee and wife Cori Knight of Leander; sister, Betty Dunn; and brother, Royce Knight and his grandchildren.

Besides his parents, Joe was also preceded in death by two brother, Wendell Knight and Allan Knight.

The Knight family wishes to thank Dr. Jeff Moore, and his staff for all their care for Joe.

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Posted online on March 20, 2021