Friday, Apr. 8, 10-11:00 am, County Line Baptist Church, Mendenhall
Graveside service, Friday, Apr. 8, 11 am, County Line Baptist Church Cemetery
Honoring a Fallen Hero, Who Served Within the Mississippi National Guard
In recognition of our proud American tradition of honorable service which our military men and women have given to their country and our State, we honor a Fallen Hero. Our nation, our state, and the National Guard Association of MS (NGAMS) regard the memorializing of its retired military deceased as an honorable and sacred obligation.
Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero has been released from duty, passed from our ranks on April 4, 2022, and moved on to his heavenly home. CW4(Ret) Larry P. Knight, age 83, a retired member of the MS Army National Guard who had served within the 185th Aviation Brigade, has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.
It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country, giving up their family time, comfort, and safety for their country, ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life. We now applaud you for your service to our country. A special message from General Douglas McArthur remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed: “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.
Rest in Peace Soldier. We applaud your patriotism and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service. We thank you for your service. Without your efforts and your families’ support, this country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free.
You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done. Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.
Obituary, visitation and service details:
(July 12, 1938 – April 4, 2022)
Larry P. Knight, 83, of Mendenhall, Mississippi, passed away from his earthly home to his heavenly home on Monday, April 4, 2022, in Raymond, Mississippi. He was born Tuesday, July 12, 1938, in Whynot, Mississippi.
Visitation will be held on Friday, April 8, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at County Line Baptist Church in Mendenhall, Mississippi.
A graveside funeral service will be held Friday, April 8, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at County Line Baptist Church Cemetery. Brother Mickey Ferguson will officiate. Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Mendenhall is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Knight was a loving father, grandfather, son, and friend. He served our country in the United States Army. He retired as a Vice President of Data Processing from Trustmark Bank. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, playing golf, reading, and most of all spending time with his family. He will be greatly missed by all of his loving family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Leland Knight; and mother, Grace White Knight.
He is survived by his son, Alan Knight (Paula) of Florence, MS; daughter, Lisa Knight Albright (Mike) of Raymond, MS; grandchildren, Auguste Knight Jordan (Zack) of Madison, MS and Anna Grace Knight Ward (Wade) of Jackson, MS; great grandchild, Georgia Jordan of Madison, MS; and a host of other family members and friends.
Pallbearers will be Wade Ward, Zack Jordan, Van Eldridge, Ed Williams, Ron Bailey, and Chris Henderson. Honorary pallbearers will be Ira Morgan and Stuart Bosarge.
In lieu of flowers, the family requested donations to be given to County Line Baptist Church, 1132 County Line Road, Mendenhall, MS 39114.
Online guestbook may be signed at www.colonialchapelmageemendenhall.com