Mr. Jon Claude Knight, Sr., age 83, a resident of Jack, AL, died Thursday, January 19, 2023. Visitation will be held Monday, January 23, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Bay Minette with A Celebration of Life beginning at 2:00 p.m. with Dr. Chip Starins officiating. Graveside service will follow at Bay Minette Cemetery.
Jon held many titles, the most important of these was Christian. He was also a son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, uncle and beloved friend. Jon was married to Elaine in 1960, and in August of this year, they celebrated 62 years of marriage. He was a long time member of First Baptist Church in Bay Minette. Jon and Elaine owned Knight’s Furniture until he retired to the woods of Jack, Alabama in 2002.
He was most at home in these woods hunting and fishing. He enjoyed teaching his children and grandchildren to love the outdoors as he did. He cherished the many hours spent at the pond with Elaine and his dog, Jake.
He is survived by his wife, Elaine Talbot Knight, his daughter Kathy (John) Cabaniss of Bay Minette, his son Jon (Charlin) Knight, Jr., of Milton, Florida, four grandchildren, Jamin Valverde, Buzz Cabaniss, Olivia Knight and Kaytlin Cabaniss. He was the proud uncle to Jane Cooper, Bob Knight, Jr. and Doug Knight. He will also be missed bysister-in-law, Sue Richards and brothers-in-law, Bruce and Frank Talbot.
He is preceded in death by his father, William and his Mother, Naomi Burt Knight, brothers Bill and Bob Knight, and two grandchildren, Hannah Lauren Knight and Jon Martin Valverde.
Pallbearers will be Mike Richards, Andrew King, Garrett Stewart, Doug Knight, Jay Turner and Robbi Hardy. Honorary pallbearers will be Ron Rainey, Chris Powell, Larry Cooper and Bob Knight, Jr.
The family wishes to thank nurses Sarah and Amy for the loving care provided in his final days.