Timothy Frank Knight

Published 10:43 am Thursday, June 30, 2016

Tim Knight was born in Port Arthur, Texas on August 29, 1940. A lifelong resident of Port Arthur, Tim graduated from Bishop Byrne High School in 1958 whereupon he entered Lamar State College of Technology, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in History in 1963.

Tim married Peggy Knight in December of 1973, and together they raised three children. Tim worked at Texaco/Star Enterprise, but freelanced for the Port Arthur News as a feature writer. Tim was the author or 3 books, “Chantilly Lace,” (about the Big Bopper), “Poor Hobo” about the life of Harry Choate, and a final book on the Port Arthur Seahawks.

When Tim retired, he returned to Lamar University and earned his Master’s Degree in History. Tim went on to teach introductory history classes at Lamar University, until health issues demanded he retire for a second time in January 2016.

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His wife Peggy, passed away in February of this year due to cancer, but he is survived by his daughter, April Wilson and husband Scott of College Station, Andrew Knight and wife Beverly of Mauriceville, and Richard Knight of Groves. He is also loved and remembered by his grandchildren, Neal Wilson of College Station, Ashley Knight, Victoria Knight and Aiden Knight of Mauriceville.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 3, 2016 at Levingston Funeral Home in Groves followed by the burial at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

A visitation for family and friends will be held on Saturday evening from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.