Our beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, and friend found peace with his eternal Father on December 19, 2009 at his residence, at the age of 62.
Services were held on Wednesday, December 23rd at Agape Assembly of God with Pastor Neil Miller. Burial followed at the Eldorado Cemetery officiated by Pastor Bud Arendt of The Brushy Top Cowboy Church.
Thomas was born on June 15, 1947 to Calvin and Hattie Knight in Nashville, TN. He was preceded in death by son Terry D. Knight, and brothers David and Wayne Knight.
Thomas enjoyed doing many things with his grandchildren who were the light of his life. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle with his biker friends, but his favorite enjoyment was playing his musical instruments. Tommy enjoyed playing Country Gospel music, and was part of the Brushy Top Cowboy Church band. He loved to minister to everyone through his music and was always inviting people to church. Tommy’s legacy of country gospel music will live forever in the hearts of his family, friends, and everyone he touched. He made many friends after retiring from his 37 years in the oilfield. He loved to have coffee with his friends at T & C, Jo Jo’s and his daughter Yvette’s cooked breakfast at the Star Stop. He went to his son Anthony’s home to enjoy his recliner while his wife Josie went to shop.
Tommy is survived by the love of his life for 30 years, his wife Josie C. Knight. four children Thomas Knight Jr. of Nashville, Anthony Lopez III of San Angelo, Yvette and husband Eddie Rodriguez of Eldorado, Connie Twitchell and Maria Lopez (in law). Grandchildren: Hunter, Cory, Jeremy, Mathew, Madison, Tucher, Preston E. Thomas, Brandon Ray, Anyssa, Eddykah, Kayden (Pa’s Chito) and 3 other grandchildren. One great -granddaughter Naveah. Sisters: Earlie Mae Biggs and husband Lawless Brassarb, Debbie Cleavenger and husband Lewis of Joelton, TN. Numerous nieces and nephews.
Special friends Jerry, Gene, Terry and Felix. Special niece Lisa Martinez. Special Speaker was William Watts of Eldorado, Arkansas. Pallbearers: Thomas Knight Jr., Preston E. Thomas Rodriguez, Brandon Ray Lopez, Curtis Cunningham, Leo Rodriguez and William Watts. Honorary Pallbearers were all of his oilfield friends. Also, a memorial motorcycle tribute by his biker friends will lead the funeral escort.
Thank you Eldorado, Dr. Barnett, Dr. Prieto, Gina, HOSA, friends and relatives. “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my race and now there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord the righteous judge shall give me on that day.....” 2 Timothy 4:7-8. Pa, we love you and miss you, but, “If we never meet again this side of heaven, we will meet you on that beautiful shore.!”