Robert Melvin Knight

Robert Melvin Knight age 84, of Clarksville passed away Monday, October 5, 2020.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian Church with Pastor Stewart officiating. Burial will follow at Bethel Memorial Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 10 a.m. until the hour of service at the funeral home.

Bob entered this life on November 28, 1935 in Columbus, OH to the late John and Gertrude Reed Knight. He retired as the Executive Director of YMCA, having served in Dayton and Cleveland, OH, St. Louis, MO, Pikeville, KY and Clarksville, TN. He was a member of The Clarksville Rotary Club, Paul Harris Fellow, and Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian Church, where he served as Deacon. He was an avid reader, an Ohio State University Football fan, and enjoyed travelling the world alongside his wife, Carol.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Carol Monbarren Knight; children, Douglas Alan (Marcelle) Knight, of Beachwood, OH, John Lester (Vasanta) Knight, of Nashville, TN, Robert Fredrich Knight, and Jessie Reid Knight; brother, Douglas Reid (Mary Pat) Knight, of Westerville, OH.

Memorial donations may be made to Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

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