Donald R. Knight, 67

On Saturday, January 2, 2021 Donald R. Knight, loving husband and father, passed away at the age of 67 from complications of COVID-19.

Donnie was born February 17, 1953 in Knoxville, Tennessee. He was a small business owner in Oak Ridge, Tennessee for over 30 years. Donnie was known to some of the local musicians as a band mate and sound engineer.

Preceded in death by grandparents Dester and Mossie Cox Sharp of Clinton, father Ralph “Pete” Knight of Haleyville, Alabama, mother Reba (Sharp) Monday of Clinton, Tennessee, sisters: Debbie Johnson, Mary Ann Johnson, Linda (Monday) Blair all of Clinton, Tennessee.

Donald is survived by wife Carol Knight of Clinton, Tennessee, son Michael (Krista) Knight of Oak Ridge, Tennessee, daughter Stacy (Joshua) Suggs of Knoxville, Tennessee, step daughter Kari (Brian) Kelly, step son Steve Watts. Donald was also poppy to 6 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild, big brother to Shelia (Joe) McClure, Brenda Roach, Bo (Sylvia) Knight, Tommy Knight, Kelly (Knight) Calvo, and several cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Hatmaker Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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