Elmer Harold Knight

March 23, 1939 ~ June 23, 2021 (age 82)


Elmer Harold Knight, 82, of Gautier and Centerville Community in Jones County, MS (Cracker's Neck), went home to his "Old Master" Wednesday afternoon, June 23, 2021. He was born in Jones County, MS March 23, 1939.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer J. & Erma Lee Knight; brother-in-law, Robert Vinson; mother and father-in-law, Willie & Arcola Dozier; and his great granddaughter, Sophia Ann Myers.

He is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Ellen Dozier Ford Knight; his sister, Delores Vinson of Magee, MS; sister-in law, Bernice Dozier of Hassell, AL and brother and sister-in-law, Gerald  and Willie Dozier of Meridian, MS; three sons, Randy (Lori), Brian (Robyn) and David  (Suzy) Knight and one daughter, Pam (Jim) Patano. He is also survived by stepchildren, Kimberly (David) Cuevas and Terry (Stacey) Ford; ten grandchildren, six step grandchildren, ten great grandchildren with one on the way, three step great grandchildren with one on the way and many other family members and friends.

Harold was an avid hunter, fisherman and he enjoyed playing golf.  He took hunting trips to Missouri, Montana and Wyoming with sons and grandsons. He played in several Pro-Am golf tournaments, once partnering with Lee Trevino.

He had a long career in shipbuilding which began at Ingalls Shipyard in Pascagoula and he was an owner of Knight's Piping, Inc., serving  as Vice President for many years

He completed fifty years of service as a Master Mason in good standing in The Grand Lodge of Mississippi F.&A.M., Pascagoula Lodge No. 419.

He loved his family and was very proud of each and every one. He has been a dear husband, brother, father and "Poppy" - loved by many, missed by all.

Poppy asked, that if you prefer, you may make donations in memory of his great grand-daughter, Sophia Ann Myers to the SoSo Strong Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation at any Community Bank branch in Mississippi or at P. O. Box 632, Ocean Springs, MS 39566.

Visitation will be held at O'Bryant - O'Keefe Funeral Home (located at 3290 Ladner Road, Gautier, MS) Sunday, June 27, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. to 7 p.m. Masonic service at 7:00pm.

 Visitation will be held at Centerville Baptist Church (located at 995 Centerville Road, Soso, MS) Monday, June 28, 2021 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  The Celebration of Life to begin at 3:00pm following by burial at the church cemetery. 

Condolences may be expressed online on the Tribute Wall of this website. 

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June 27, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Gautier O' Bryant-O'Keefe Funeral Home
3290 Ladnier Rd
Gautier, MS 39553

Funeral Service
June 28, 2021

3:00 PM
Centerville Baptist Church
995 Centerville Road
Soso, MS 39480

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