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Robert Knight Jr.

(WEDOWEE) The funeral for Robert Knight Jr., 67, of Wedowee will be Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, at 1 p.m. at Benefield Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Craig McClure and the Rev. Sylvester L. Parker officiating. Burial will follow at Union Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday.

Mr. Knight passed away Saturday, Jan. 1, at UAB Hospital in Birmingham.

A Wedowee native, Mr. Knight was born Oct. 18, 1954, the son of John Robert and Lolene Andrews Davenport. He was a member of Union Chapel Union Methodist Church and a U.S. Army veteran and worked as a brick mason for Pyramid in Decatur, Ga.

Survivors include his wife, Thelma Pierson Knight of Wedowee; daughter, Anita A. Knight of Wedowee; three sons, Eric Pierson of Snellville, Ga., James L. Knight and Robert T. Knight, both of Wedowee; 13 grandchildren; sister, Lola Mae Wright of Wedowee; two half-sisters, Brenda Garrett and Catherine Salazar, both of Levelland, Texas; and two half-brothers, John Robert Davenport and James Larry Davenport, both of Levelland. Mr. Knight was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Jessie Mae Knight and Mary L. Jordan; and three brothers, King E. Knight, Johnny G. Knight and James L. Knight.

Pallbearers will be Eric Pierson, James Knight, Robert Knight, Lamar Wright, Jeremiah Knight and Keith Jordan. Flower attendants will be Mr. Knight’s nieces and nephews.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Benefield Funeral Home, Wedowee.

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