A celebration of life for Michael Knight, 61, De Soto will be held from 9 – 11 a.m., Saturday, July 12, 2014 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary – Eudora Chapel in Eudora with graveside immediately following at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence. He died Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at Overland Park Regional Medical Center.
Michael was born on January 23, 1953 in St. Joseph, MO the son of Jackie Dean Knight and Phyllis (Canning) Knight Riley.
He worked in customer service at General Dynamics.
Survivors include three daughters, Nicole Smiley (Mike) Overland Park, Bree Wilson (Jerrod), Eudora, Courtney Knight, Lawrence; two brothers, Dave Knight, Gautier, MS, Brian Knight, St. Joseph, MO; sister, Susan Merrill, St. Joseph, MO; four grandsons, Taylor, Parker, Logan, Declan. He was preceded in death by his parents.
The family suggests memorial in his name to the American Heart Association and may be sent in care of the mortuary.