Robert E Knight
Birth Date: December 5, 1960
Death Date: April 14, 2018
Robert Eugene Knight, 57, of Pana, formerly of Decatur, passed away Saturday, April 14, 2018, at Springfield Memorial Medical Center, with his family by his side.
Robert was born December 5, 1960, in Decatur, IL to Jackie Paul and Elizabeth Ann (Meece) Knight, Sr. He married Tina Marie Ackelson on September 23, 1981, in Decatur, IL. She passed away September 10, 2017. Robert loved playing softball, Busch League Pool, riding his Harley and there wasn’t a Chicago Cubs baseball game missed.
He is survived by his daughter, Tabitha (David Richardson) Knight of Illiopolis, IL; son, Jeremy (Rachel) Knight of Summerville, SC; three grandchildren, Rylan and Kynlee Knight, and soon to be baby, Ian Richardson; his mother, Elizabeth Lash of Benton, IL; four brothers, Jackie Paul (SukCha) Knight, Jr. of Jacksonville, AR, Channing (Carla) Knight of Decatur, IL, Edwin (Sheryl) Knight of West City, IL and Eric Marten of Vienna, IL.
He was preceded in death by his father and his wife.
Funeral services to celebrate the life of Robert Knight will be 11 a.m. Friday, April 20, 2018, at Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, before the service, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield, IL. Memorials may be directed to the American Lung Association.
The family of Robert Knight is being served by Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL. Please view the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at www.gracelandfairlawn.com.