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Clem Knight of Wichita Falls


Clem Alford Knight, 86, of Wichita Falls, died Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012.

Clem Knight

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29, in the chapel of Owens and Brumley Funeral Home with Rev. Dale Turner, Jr., officiating. Burial will be in Petrolia Cemetery under the direction of Owens and Brumley Funeral Home of Wichita Falls.

Mr. Knight was born Aug. 1, 1925 in Seymour to William Alford and Ethel Gertrude (Landers) Knight. He served as a Fireman 1st Class aboard the USS Yarnell in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He married Dortha Mae Wade on Nov. 30, 1945. Before moving to Wichita Falls in 1955, they lived in Sunset and Petrolia. Mr. Knight retired from the U.S. Postal Service where he worked in Maintenance for 30 years.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Dortha Knight on March 1, 2008; his daughter, Allice Yvonne Knight on July 6, 1949; his son, Clem “Roger” Knight on Sept. 21, 2008; his daughter, Sheila Dean on April 23, 2010; one brother, and five sisters.

He is survived by  sister Lula Pearl Jenkins of Wichita Falls; son-in-law, Garey Dean of Vernon; daughter-in-law, Gilda Knight of Petrolia; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, at Owens and Brumley Funeral Home in Wichita Falls.


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