Bobby Joe Knight
Funeral services for Bobby Joe Knight, 82, of Whigham, GA, are at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 12, 2019, at Union Springs Baptist Church, Whigham, GA. The Rev. James Knight will officiate. Interment will be in Union Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Whigham, GA. Mr. Knight passed away at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, Albany, GA, on Thursday, October 10, 2019.

Active pallbearers will be L. E. Knight, Joe Knight, Robby Knight, Mitch Knight, Jason Knight and Johnny Knight. Honorary pallbearers will be Jet Cox, Jimmy Cox, Billy Lee, Ashley Medders, Carey Bishop, Guy Slappey, and members of the Whigham High School class of 1955.

Mr. Knight was born on September 17, 1937, in Grady County, GA, to the late Joe Elbert Knight and Mattie Lou Poppell Knight. On August 18, 1972, he married Angela Copeland Knight, who preceded him in death on July 1, 2016. He graduated from Whigham High School in 1955. He retired from CSX Railroad. He was a Mason for nearly fifty years in Grady County. Mr. Knight was an active member of Union Springs Baptist Church.

Survivors include: daughters, Donna Lynn Knight of Whigham, GA, Lorie Knight Barrow (Mike) of Whigham, GA; son, Joey Knight of Whigham, GA; granddaughter, Mallorie Elaine Barrow of Whigham, GA; sister-in-law, Jean Knight of Whigham, GA.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Angela Copeland Knight; sister, Margaret Long; brothers, Lewis Knight and Donald Knight.

Memorials may be made in Mr. Knight's memory to: Union Springs Baptist Church, Cemetery Fund, 355 Union Springs Road, Whigham, GA 39897.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until the funeral hour of 11:00 a.m. at Union Springs Baptist Church, Whigham, GA, on Saturday, October 12, 2019.
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Published on October 11, 2019


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Guy Slappey
Oct 11, 2019
My heart is broken. Bobby Joe was such a good friend for so many years, I feel like part of me is missing tonight. I will miss him dearly. To his family that I have known for so many years, I know how your heart is hurting, losing a parent is not easy. You each have fond memories of Bobby, hold them close and they will comfort you in the coming years. I love you all and if I can do anything for you, please do not hesitate to call me.