David Arthur (Sonny) Knight, 84, of San Antonio, Texas passed from this life at a local care center in Kerrville, Texas on Thursday, December 7, 2017.
He was born May 10, 1933, in Nitro, West Virginia, one of nine children of the late Kenna and Lura (Mitchell) Knight. Sonny graduated from Bidwell Porter School in 1951 and immediately entered service in the United States Navy, specializing in construction as a Seabee. Following his naval service he enlisted in the United States Air Force where he served for the next 22 years at duty stations around the world before retiring in 1979 after 27 years of active military service. Sonny continued to work in civil service briefly for the U.S. Postal Service and then with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers where he enjoyed applying his interest in building and construction as a construction representative, working on major water distribution, drainage and construction projects throughout Texas and New Mexico. He left civil service and began a well-deserved full time retirement in 1998.
Sonny married Connie Christine McConnell on June 1, 1956 in Kanawha County, West Virginia, and is survived by her as well sons, David J. Knight and Barry D. Knight; his devoted daughter, Chris M. Brown, as well as many grandchildren and great grandchildren; brothers, Kenneth Knight and Jack Knight; sisters, Mary Ann Arthur, Shirley Saunders, Becky Denney and Tommie Sue Staton, and brother in law, John Kenneth Russell. He will be greatly missed by his extended family and far too many friends who consider themselves family to list.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a son, Dennis Allen Knight; brother, James Knight; sisters, Glenna Long, Norma Cable, Maxine Russell, Rosalee Russell and Rosemary Skidmore.
Sonny will be laid to rest in Bidwell, Ohio with other members of his family at a later date to be announced.
Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of the professionals at Kerrville Funeral Home. (830) 895-5111