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Dewey Lee Knight

March 27, 1944 — November 20, 2022

Glen

Funeral services with Masonic Rites for Dewey L. Knight, 78, of Glen, are set for Wednesday, November 23, 2022, at 2:00 pm at Magnolia Funeral Home --East.  Interment will follow in The Burcham Family Cemetery.  Visitation will be Tuesday, November 22, 2022, from 5:00 pm--8:00 pm and Wednesday, November 23, 2022, from 12 noon--2:00 pm at Magnolia Funeral Home -- East.  Bro. Frank Wilson and Bro. Donnie Davis will officiate the service.  Pallbearers will be Carey Wall, Jay Childers, Jeff Burcham, Dan Hill, Greg McAnally and James Stevens.  Honorary Pallbearers are Warren "Dub" Williams, K. B. Burcham, Charles Rinehart and Wayne Odle.  

In the early morning hours of Sunday, November 20, 2022, surrounded by family, Dewey Lee Knight departed his earthly life.  The seventy-eight-year-old father, grandfather and brother will be dearly missed.  Dewey was born in Alcorn County on March 27, 1944, to Minnie V. Mathis.  As the oldest child of four, he was often tasked with caring for his younger siblings while his mother labored long hours to provide for her family.  Dewey was well known for his expertise in auto body repair.  He possessed an uncanny ability to restore even the oldest of antique cars to their original beauty.  Dewey's work in auto body carried him to Memphis, TN, where he worked for Blackies Body Shop for nearly 30 years.  When his health began to decline, Dewey returned to Corinth and worked at Kiddy's Body Shop until his retirement in 2011.  Dewey was a member of Central Baptist Church and attended services when his health allowed.  He was a 32nd degree York Rite Mason and a Shriner.  He enjoyed being outdoors and camping, going "junking" and watching old John Wayne westerns on VHS.  

Those who remain to honor Dewey include his wife of 46 years, Linda Burcham Knight; daughter, Nancy Essary (Harold); 3 sons: Sammy Fortenberry (Kay), Roger Knight and Nathan Knight; 2 sisters: Linda Phifer (Don) and Ruth Hill(J.T.); brother: Tommy Mathis (Diana); 2 granddaughters: Amanda Morelock (Nathan) and Jamie Knight (Ben); 4 grandsons, Colt Griffin (Kristi), Jake Tucker, Jay Essary(Kristin) and Chandler Knight; 8 great-grandchildren: Layton, Graham, Millie Claire, David, Rayneigh, Ellie, Ridge and Ramsey; a special aunt, Judy Mathis; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Minnie V. Mathis and 2 uncles, Leon Bass and Richard Mathis.  Magnolia Funeral Home has been honored to serve the family of Mr. Dewey L. Knight.  

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Visitation

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

5:00 - 8:00pm (Central time)

Magnolia Funeral Home - East

2024 Hwy 72 East Annex, Corinth, MS 38834

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Visitation

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

12:00 - 2:00pm (Central time)

Magnolia Funeral Home - East Chapel

2024 Hwy 72 East Annex, Corinth, MS 38834

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Dewey L. Knight

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

2:00 - 3:00pm (Central time)

Magnolia Funeral Home - East

2024 Hwy 72 East Annex, Corinth, MS 38834

Wednesday, November 23, 2022 2:00 PM

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Dewey L. Knight

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

3:30 - 4:30pm (Central time)

Burcham Family Cemetery

, Corinth, MS 38834

Burcham Family Cemetery

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