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Roy McKnight

Roy M. McKnight, 57, of Cleveland, died on Sunday, August 22, 2010, at the North Sunflower Medical Center in Ruleville, MS . He was born on January 26, 1953 to Emmitt and Patricia (Thayer) McKnight in Whittier, CA. He graduated from Valencia High School in Placentia, CA where he played football. He later worked as an electrician at North America Rockwell and for Hughes Aircraft. He was an avid sports fan and a supporter of Ole Miss & the Atlanta Braves. Roy moved to the Delta from California in 1990 and worked for M&M Electric until his employment with Ruleville Nursing & Rehabilitation where he had worked for the past 11 years as maintenance supervisor. Roy had a very special relationship with all his co-workers at Ruleville. He also loved his family and his grandchildren very much.Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 24th from 5-7PM at the Cleveland Funeral Home with a one hour visitation period on Wednesday, August 25th from 10-11:00 A.M. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 25th, at 11:00 A.M. at the Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at the Linn Methodist Church Cemetery. The Reverend Ed Hall will officiate the service. Pall-bearers will be Jason Ballard, Doug Farmer, John Ferguson, Kenneth Ferguson, Rocky Ferguson and Larry Milum. Roy is survived by his father, Emmitt McKnight of Shaw, MS; Daughter, Shannon McKnight of CA; Son, Michael (Melissa) McKnight of CA; Daughter, Katherine McKnight of Cleveland, MS; Brother, Joe (Reba) McKnight of Cleveland, MS; Brother, Michael (Becky) McKnight of Branson, MO; 12 grandchildren and a special Friend, Vickie Mathis of Cleveland, MS. Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Roy you were a wonderful father to our children and you will truly be missed. You were friends to most, but loved by many and I will treasure every memory that we every shared. A yellow rose from me to you.

Rhonda McKnight - August 26, 2010 at 02:22 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

You were a great guy! Great memories at Valencia. A Tiger in the Sky. Love and prayers to your family. Rita class of 71- Eddie class of 71

Rita Arroyo Gonzales - August 25, 2010 at 07:57 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

My condolences to Roy's Family. I haven't seen him since high school. He was one of the nicest, sincerest guys I have ever met. From time to time he always came to mind. He made a nice name for himself at Valencia. Again, My condolences. Sincerely, Lorraine

Lorraine Gomez - August 25, 2010 at 03:48 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Emmitt and family.We aresorry about your loss.We know you will miss him.God knows best.I know sometimes it does seem real.We are praying for you.Love Jim and Allene.

JIMMY AND ALLENE BARRENTINE - August 25, 2010 at 02:37 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

We are so sorry for the loss of your loved one! We knew Mr. Roy through his grandson Tim. Tim was on our T-ball and baseball team for the last few years! Our thoughts and prayers are with you! May God give you strength through this time of sorrow. Kent and Mandy Wilburn

Mandy and Kent Wilburn - August 24, 2010 at 10:28 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Roy was a kind man, always smiling, never complaining, a great person to have known. We will miss him. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

jonathan & samantha milum - August 24, 2010 at 04:49 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Roy you will be missed so much. I know you were my step-dad, but you were the greatest dad I had. You did so much for me growing up. I remember the football and baseball games we use to go to. I hate the years put so much distance between us. I hope you knew how much you meant to me, Tiffany, and mom. But Especailly to me. Thank you for taking the time you did with me. It takes a special person to be a dad to someone elses children, and you were a very special person. I love you and will miss you

Chrystal - August 24, 2010 at 11:07 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. May you find the strength and comfort to help you through this time of sorrow.

Rick & Marcia Murphy - August 24, 2010 at 09:48 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

My condolences to the McKnight Family, During this time of great sorrow, may it comfort you to know that others are deeply touched by your loss. I too know the pain of losing someone dear. Even though our hearts are broken, rest assure that our Grand Creator cares about you personally (1Peter5:7) and can help you through this difficult time. Revelation 21:4 speaks of a time soon when God will do away with death forever. There will be no more sorrow, heartache, or pain. May your happy memories and sure scriptural hope comfort your hearts during this painful time.

Daina - August 22, 2010 at 06:28 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM