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Robert Bruce Knight

June 13, 1931 — September 21, 2019

Robert Bruce Knight, 88, of Lubbock left this life on Saturday, September 21, 2019. He was born on June 13, 1931, to John Bruce and Ethel Knight of Brownfield, TX, where he attended public schools and graduated in 1948.

Robert attended Texas Technological College, and graduated with a BA in Business in 1952. He met his future wife, JoAnn Tilley, while at Tech. They celebrated 67 years of marriage together, and had 3 wonderful children - Michael Knight, DDS of Park City, UT, Nancy Knight Claborn of Melissa, TX, and Lisa Knight Davis of Lubbock.

Following graduation from Tech, Robert & JoAnn moved to Brownfield, where he served as vice-president of The JB Knight Companies. Then in 1966, Robert and his family moved to Lubbock, where he worked in securities and oil & gas.

Robert loved fishing, hunting, Texas Tech athletics, West Texas, the Grand Tetons, and time with his friends and family. He proudly served in the National Guard during the Korean War, was a member of the Masonic Lodge, and was a faithful member of First United Methodist Church in Lubbock.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, their 3 children, 6 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and his sister, Jean Knight Jones. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother-in-law, Bobby Jones, and two grandsons, Braxton Davis and Taylor Knight.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2019, at 11:00 am at the Carillon Chapel in Lubbock,TX.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in celebration of his life to First United Methodist Church, Texas Tech University, or the charity of your choice.

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Saturday, November 9, 2019

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