James E. “Jim” Knight, Jr., age 71, of Madisonville, KY, passed away at 12:25 a.m. on Saturday, June 18, 2022, at Deaconess Midtown Hospital after a three-and-a-half-year battle with lung cancer.
Jim was born February 25, 1951, in Madisonville, KY, to James E. Knight, Sr. and Phyllis (Laffoon) Knight. He graduated from Madisonville North Hopkins High School. Jim was a Veteran in the United States National Guard. He was gruff on the outside, but a tender-hearted, loyal, independent and enterprising individual. There were few things that Jim could not fix. Jim loved animals, children, gardening, cooking and eating, and the History Channel.
Jim is survived by his sisters, Linda K. Chandler (Dr. Jeffrey Chandler) of Newburgh, IN, and Marilyn Knight (John W. Hyatt) of Houston, TX; nieces, Sarah Burke (Bart) and Allison Shideler (Geoff); great niece, Olivia Burke; and loving friends, Jill and Bruce Taylor.
The family is grateful for the compassionate care he received at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville and Newburgh, IN, and they would like to say a special thank you to the Deaconess Chancellor Center’s Dr. Amy Braden and Dr. Noah Taylor.
Jim is pre-deceased by his parents, James and Phyllis Knight; and his sweet dog, Fancy.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Burial will be Private.
For those inclined, gifts in Jim’s memory may be made at the Hopkins County Humane Society at https://www.hopkinscountyhumanesociety.com/memorial-honor-donation or Deaconess Hospital at https://www.deaconess.com/For-You/Donors-and-Volunteer.
Arrangements are being handled by Boone Funeral Home East Chapel – A Family Tradition Funeral Home, 5330 Washington Avenue, Evansville, IN.
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