Gordon L. Knight age 83 of Salem

Gordon L. Knight age 83 of Salem


Mr. Gordon L. Knight age 83 of Salem passed away Thursday, January 5 at his home.

Mr. Knight was born August 8, 1933 in Campbellsburg, Indiana the son of Wincel and Rose Cole Knight.  He was a self- employed water hauler and retired as a volunteer fire fighter from Salem Fire Department after 23 years.  He was an  Army veteran and a member of Washington County Historical Society.  He was also a charter member of the Eagles and served on the Veteran Memorial Planning Committee.

He was preceded in death by his wife:  Julia Collins Knight on December 21, 2015.  He was also preceded in death by two brothers:  Calvin and Clifford Knight, two sisters:  Linda Rivers and Hazel Gorman and his parents.

Gordon is survived by a son:  Dennis Knight (Joyce) of Salem, four daughters:  Kathryn Wade of Salem, Diana Campbell (Tim) of Salem, Karen Knight of Salem and Donna Geltmaker of Pekin, a sister:  Edith A. Pennington of Salem, seven grandchildren:  Jessica and Justin Wade, Bradley and Brandon Callahan, A.J. Knight, Zac and Zeb Campbell, and six great- grandchildren:  Zane Campbell, Addison and Avery Knight, Willow Newby-Wade, Camdyn Callahan and one on the way.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1:00PM at Weathers Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery with military and firefighter honors.  Visitation will be Tuesday from 4-8PM and Wednesdayfrom 9AM-time of service at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to:  Relay For Life, c/o Tony and Jeannette Nolan, 945 N Rush Creek Road, Salem, IN  47167 or WHAS Crusade for Children.