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Jack Knight

Jack Knight

Saturday, April 28th, 1951 Sunday, March 15th, 2020

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Obituary

Obituary for Jack Lee Knight

JACK L. KNIGHT
Jack Lee Knight, 68, of Bonner Springs, KS passed away on Sunday, March, 15, 2020 at his home. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 pm, Thur. evening, March 19, at the Alden-Harrington Funeral Home in Bonner Springs, KS. *UPDATE* Funeral will be at 10 am, on Fri., March 20, at the Alden-Harrington Funeral Home with burial to follow at the Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in K.C., KS. The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association.
Jack was born on April 28, 1951 in Kansas City, KS and was a life long Bonner Springs area resident. He graduated from Bonner Springs High School in 1969 and then attended Kansas City Kansas Community College. Jack worked for over 30 years at the same place which changed over the years from Western Electric to A.T.&T. and now Lucent Technologies retiring in 2001as Shop and Warehouse Union Steward. He was very active in his community, he was a member of the Knights of Columbus, on the Board of “Families Together” a statewide support and education organization for families with special need children, founded along with his wife Linda “Living Concepts, Inc.” a not for profit organization which served as a support agency for the disabled in Wyandotte and Johnson counties. He was a past member of the Council of Community Members for the C.D.D.O. for the Wyandotte County Unified Government, and also served on the Human Rights Committee for Advocacy First, LLC since 2009, he was a current member of the Bonner Springs Drug and Alcohol Advisory Committee, Past member of the Bonner Springs Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, Past Bonner Springs Ward 1 City Councilman from 2011 to 2014. He was an avid Harley rider (there wasn’t a charity poker ride he didn’t support). He was very passionate about sports especially baseball having helped coach his children’s ball teams. He loved, loved, loved his children and his 5 grandchildren and supported all of their activities. He was dedicated, devoted and very protective of his special needs son Timmy and loved his smile. He is survived by his wife of 48 and a half years Linda of the home, which he met 50 years ago at Peter’s Drive-in while cruzin. Two sons Matt Knight of Kansas City, KS and Timothy Lee Knight of the home. One daughter Carla Wheeler and her husband Patrick of Paola, KS. Five grandchildren Leyton and Kolby Wheeler; Kyle, Maddy and Konnor Knight. One brother Alvin “Al” Knight of Kansas City, KS as well as 12 nieces and nephews and his extended family members – all of Tim’s Home Health Nurses that will miss him greatly. Jack was known for his big boisterous voice but was as gentle as a lamb, he had a sincere deep caring for everyone he met.
As recommended by the CDC: Social distancing is encouraged at both the visitation and funeral.
* UPDATE* The visitation will be limited to 50 people at a time, due to the C.D.C.'s and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment's recommendations of social distancing and an abundance of caution.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, March 19th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Alden Harrington Funeral Home
    214 Oak Street
    BONNER SPRINGS, KS
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Thursday, March 19th, 2020
    5:00pm - 8:00pm
    The visitation will be limited to 50 people at a time, due to the C.D.C.'s and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment's recommendations of social distancing and an abundance of caution.
  • Service

    Friday, March 20th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Alden Harrington Funeral Home
    214 Oak Street
    BONNER SPRINGS, KS
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Friday, March 20th, 2020
    10:00am
    *UPDATE* as of 4:00pm Thursday, March 18 the Funeral Service location has been changed to the Funeral Home*

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Linda, Carla, Matt, Tim and all the Family, Our Sincerest Prayers, Heartfelt Sympathies and Condolences. I've not written as, I was trying to find the right words but, I Remember Jack, as a Young Child, about 7 or 8ish, always being just So Incredibly Kind, Understanding and, There for me in my tough trying times that many of us go through. From Jack & Linda's coming over on the weekends and my ALWAYS saying, "JACK, PEEL OOT"!, To just, what a Wonderful Human Being He Was and will ALWAYS be in My Heart. They would spend entire evenings with our parents, enjoying talking about what grown ups do while My brother Mike and I were Wishing we Had His Awesome Mustang! Anyway, May God Bless You Cousin and May God also Bless My Cousins and, and Keep You All Safe and Bring You Inner Peace✌❤🙏and Cousin Ride Those Long Faultless Heavenly Clouds ✌❤🙏
David & Crisel, Santee, California
Comment | Posted at 09:05pm via Condolence
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Gail & Kelly Hobbs

Condolences to Linda and the entire Knight family. Rest in peace Jack.
Comment | Posted at 10:44pm via Condolence
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joy tiner

Jack, you were a true friend to Guy and I...You will be missed. Love you buddy
Comment | Posted at 09:25pm via Condolence

Angie Cerda

Our sincere condolences to you Linda and y entire family . We were sadden to hear the news of Jack's passing. He was a wonderful person. Or prayers for all. Nick and Angie Cerda
Comment | Posted at 03:58pm via Condolence
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Susan Coon Dean

Jack was a great guy who loved his family and the community. My thoughts and prayers continue to be with his dear family. He will me missed by so many.
Comment | Posted at 09:58am via Condolence
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