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Gene F. Knight

August 25, 1943 ~ July 29, 2017 (age 73)


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     Mr. Gene F. Knight, 73, a resident of the Meadows, Dallas, passed into eternal life unexpectedly Saturday morning in the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital following an illness.

     Born August 25, 1943 in Somerville, New Jersey, he was the son of the late John and Alice Marie (Hall) Knight.  He was educated in the New Jersey and California school systems later attaining his associates degree.  Mr. Knight re-located to Arkansas where he became well-known in the construction trade.    

     Until his retirement, Gene was the owner and operator of Gene Knight Homes, building many family dwellings in several housing developments in Arkansas.  Prior to that, he worked in banking and served as a branch manager for Bank of America while still living in California.

     His meticulous attention to detail was the hallmark of his building profession.  He was a founding member of the builder's association of Arkansas, a watchdog professional group, where he served as secretary.

     Following his retirement and relocation to the Wyoming Valley, Gene did side work for friends in New England, in home construction and repair.  His reputation preceded him as most the jobs he performed in Maine were by word-of-mouth references.

     In his spare time, Gene loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter in various locales in North America.

     Left to mourn his passing, are his children Randall Knight and his wife Kimberly of Bella Vista, AK, and Stephanie Garrard of Nevada.  Two grandsons, One granddaughter; Brothers, Dr. George Knight and his wife Sheila of Gorham, Maine, Mr. Ronald Knight of Dallas; Mr. Robert Knight of Sweet Valley; Mr. John Knight and his wife Dorothy of Bridgewater, NJ; Mr. Charles Kenneth Knight and his wife Alice of Sweet Valley and Mr. James (Jimmy) Knight and his wife Cheryl of Bridgewater, NJ; Several nieces, nephews, good friends and former co-workers

     In keeping with Gene's wishes, there will be no public visitation nor funeral services.  We ask that you keep his children and family in your own thoughts and prayers during this difficult time of transition.

     The John V. Morris Family Funeral Homes Inc. of Wilkes-Barre ar honored to care for Gene and his family at this time.


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