Barbara Knight

Barbara Emma Knight

1944 - 2018

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Rogersville, TN – Barbara Emma Knight, 73, was taken to heaven while surrounded by her family who loved her on Thursday, May 3, 2018.

Barbara was born on September 25,1944 and was the daughter of William and Emma Heil. She graduated from Georgia Baptist College of Nursing.  She retired from her fifty year nursing career in September of 2017.  Forty-three of those years were spent working at Indian Path Hospital where she was nominated for the Servant’s Heart award for outstanding performance.

Barbara is survived by her husband of over 50 years, Michael Knight; children, Michelle Maddux and Michael Knight; grandchildren, Maya, Elijah, Ester, Shiloh, and her special grandson Tucker Maddux; daughter-in-law, Cathy Knight and ex-son-in-law, Stephen Tucker Maddux; her brothers, Bill, Jim, Tom, John, and Kenny Heil; and many loving nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, May 11, 2018 at Carter-Trent Funeral Home in downtown Kingsport. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor Mary Louise Sitton officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church memorial fund 800 Broad Street Kingsport, TN 37660.

Life is not a race- but indeed a journey.  Be honest. Work hard. Be choosy. Say “thank you”, “I love you”, and “great job” to someone each day.  Barbara will be missed.  

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Carter-Trent Funeral Home in Kingsport is proudly serving the Knight family.


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Receiving of Friends

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, May 11, 2018
Carter-Trent Funeral Home - Kingsport
520 Watauga Street
Kingsport, Tennessee, United States

Memorial Service

11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday, May 12, 2018
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
800 Broad St
Kingsport, Tennessee, United States