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Everett Russell Knight Sr.

March 13, 1932 - March 27, 2019

Burial Date: April 13, 2019

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MUSCATINE, Iowa – Everett Russell Knight Sr., 87, of Muscatine, passed away on Wednesday, March 27, 2019.

Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 13, 2019, in the Soldiers Section of Greenwood Cemetery. Military Honors will be provided by the Honor Guard of Muscatine County. A time of food and fellowship will follow the service at the American Legion. There will be no visitation. The Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Everett was born on March 13, 1932, in Wapello, the son of Leo C. and Milda Fail Knight. His first marriage was to Donna Hain and he later married Shirley O’Haven.

He was a veteran of the US Army serving during World War II and Korean Conflict. He was a past member of the American Legion.

He enjoyed fishing, watching football and served as a Boy Scout leader.

Those left to honor his memory include his children, Deborah Kemper of Muscatine, David Knight of Nichols, Todd Johnson of Indianola, Todd Knight of Davenport, Everett Knight Jr., and Chad Knight, both of Muscatine, and Trish Larson of Wapello; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four brothers, Richard, Melvin, George, and Stephen Knight, all of Muscatine; and two sisters, Jackie Ramsdall of Muscatine, and Janet Jones of Dixon, Iowa.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Dennis Knight; two brothers, William and Leo L. Knight; and four sisters, Helen, in infancy, and Josephine Ellison, Melba Wiegand, and Audrey Hayes.