worked on the Gemini, Apollo, Saturn, Mercury and Space Shuttle payloads
Lewis Robert Knight, 85, of Luttrell, Tennesee, went to be with our Lord and Savior, on April 23, 2019.
He is preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Berta Jean Edenfield; children, Mundy Robert Knight and Lewis Robert Knight, Jr.; mother, Astrid Andresen Pipher; father, Harry Olen Pipher; brothers, Frank Knight and Gene Pipher; and sister Evelyn Davis.
Born in Endicott, New York, Mr. Knight joined the U.S. Air Force in Syracuse, New York as an airframe repairman and attained the rank of Staff Seargent in 1956.
He worked for McDonald Douglas and NASA at Cape Canaveral, Florida where he worked on the Gemini, Apollo, Saturn, Mercury and Space Shuttle payloads.
He is survived by his sister, Betty Jensen of Orlando, Florida; and his children April (Tommy) Overstreet, May (William) Eiholzer, June Knight, July (Johnny) Knight-Greco and August Knight.
Mr. Knight is also survived by his grandchildren Amber Foster, Stacy (Cody) Cullar, Alton (Nikki) Neeley, Jessica VanRoekel, Darrel (Blanca) Carouthers Jr., Heidi Kerr, Andrew Kerr, Kathleen Kerr, Michelle Mack, Christopher (Jill) Callaway, Mindy (Bret) Shelby, Cynthia (Drew) Tschacher, Julie (James) Hendricks, Kelly Callaway, Judah Callaway, Keri Callaway, Brandon Cain, Zachary Cain and Robert Charrette.
He is also survived by 24 great-grandchildren as well.
Arrangements are by Cooke-Campbell, located at 220 Hwy. 61 East in Maynardville, Tennessee, and viewing will be held on Friday, April 26, 2019, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, April 27, 2019, at 2 p.m. Interment will be at Skaggs Cemetery.
A special thanks is extended to UT Medical Center/Hospice Services.
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