Rev. Harold Knight, 80, Goshen, achieved his lifelong goal of meeting Jesus Christ face to face on Wednesday, July 29, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.
He was born in LaGrange on July 10, 1940, to Harold and Eva (Yoder) Knight.
On June 6, 1964, he married Faith Bridges in Flint, Mich. They have two sons, Jeff and Chris.
He was called by God to be a pastor and he lived his calling with excellence, impacting countless lives for eternity. He pastored many churches in his years of ministry including Brenneman Memorial Missionary Church, Goshen; and Wakarusa Missionary Church, Wakarusa, where he was active as the Minister of Pastoral Care until his death.
He loved his family deeply and could be found faithfully supporting his children and grandchildren in their events and activities. Studying the Bible and discipling people was the focus of his life.
Surviving are his wife of 56 years: Faith Knight, Goshen; his two sons: Jeff (Angie) Knight, Nappanee; and Chris (Shana) Knight, Wakarusa; four grandchildren: Corbin Knight, Taylor Knight, Brenin Knight and Sierra Knight; two sisters: Elsie (Bob) Smith, Kendallville; and Faye Rustad, Lillian, Ala.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother: Paul Knight; and sisters: Evelyn Stout, Marlene Howell and Gloria Mullins.
Funeral services will be held at the Wakarusa Missionary Church, 202 W Waterford St., Wakarusa, at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 6. Rev. Bob Renner and Rev. Chris Knight will officiate. Viewing will take place at the church from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, as well as one hour prior to the funeral service.
Burial will follow at Violett Cemetery, Goshen.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be directed to Bethel University, Institutional Advancement, 1001 Bethel Circle, Mishawaka, IN 46545.