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Charles Dean Knight

December 12, 2017

Charles Dean Knight was the 5th child of Willard Ray & Emma Lena Knight who precedes him in death.  He is survived by his his older brother Windle Ray Knight who Charles loved, respected and needed very much.  Which is why he is also the only one that could ever win up against Charles.  Timmy Knight was Charles's younger brother and baby of the family, no one could mess with him or they'd answer to Charles.  Additionally he was always protective of his older sisters Linda Chapman, Brenda Sharpe, Shirley Nixon, and baby sister Doris Jones.  He was a beloved Uncle to several nieces and nephews. 

Charles was a single father dedicating and sacrificing to his only surviving biological daughter Tiffany Marie Cooley.  He considered her husband Bradford Charles Cooley with much love as his own son.  He was a proud grandfather to his surviving grandson Bryndan Anthony Highers.

Charles married the love of his life Sharon Vontella Knight on Jauary 21, 1991 and together with that love joined his extended family. She preceded him in death. Step daughters Donna Franzone, Lisa Burchfield and boy was Charles proud of his Navy step son David Coffman.  Altogether they celebrated more love as Grandpa and Grandma to 9 grandchildren.  

Charles enjoyed working on cars with his best friend Gary Jones.  Together they built a 1955 Chevy which was Gary's and Charles's 1966 Chevelle.  You might have seen Charles driving around town with his license plate which read "Chas 66." They proudly showed these off in his hometown of Noblesville parades along with his brother Windle Ray Knight who built a 1932 5 window Coupe.  

Charles had a soft spot for his canine companions Sam Boy who preceded Charles in death and Jake Boy who now resides with his daughters family.

                            Dear Daddy  I'll remember you...

                            in the color of a sunset as you held my hand and we walked along the beach,

                            in the comfort of my nightmares or even my sweetest dream,

                            in the memory of a song  you used to sing to me as I danced upon your feet.

                            in the joy of thinking of you often, oh' how it makes me gleam

                            in the pages of our memories etched forever in my soul,

                            filled with our lives together we rarely were apart.

                            today feeling your presence as through me your blood flows.

                            in the laughter that though broken still dances in my heart.

                            in the places we discovered together as Daddy's little girl,

                            all the moments we shared to treasure U + I always plural,

                            in the legacy of our love I can only follow amongst my great sorrow, 

                            A beautiful gift given to us "My Daddy" but only for a time to borrow,

                            Left with such wonderful stories your loved ones will proudly share,

                            What a reunion in must've been in heaven but here difficult to bare.

                            More than anything I'm thankful within each others hearts we're never far apart,

                            Daddy it's an honor to be your daughter into eternity and from the very start.



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