Friday, June 24, 2016

Richard W Knight, 54

Richard W. Knight, 54, died Monday, June 20, 2016, at Springfield Hospital. He was born June 6, 1962, in Springfield, the son of Marcellus Mark and Shirley (Metcalf) Knight. He attended Springfield schools.

He married Donna L. Densmore in Perkinsville on Aug. 8, 1987, and they made their home in North Springfield. He was employed as labor foreman with the Rutland Group for several years and most recently was a machinist with Hancor Manufacturing in North Springfield. He enjoyed the outdoors, trampolines, dirt biking and four-wheeling. He also enjoyed doing stone work and spending time at his camp.

He is survived by his wife; two daughters Kacey Marie Knight and Kayla Elizabeth Knight; his father, Mark Knight and his wife, Charlene; his mother, Shirley Muther; two brothers Marcellus Knight and Shawn Knight; two sisters Sharon Knight and Darlene Knight; five step-brothers Kevin and Fred Thorburn, and Donald, Geoffrey, and Adam Muther; nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a daughter, Kelli Mae Knight, in 2002 and stepfather Brahm Muther in 2013.

Memorial contributions may be made for pediatric cancer research to the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, D-H/Geisel Office of Development, Office of Gift Recording, One Medical Center Drive, Hinman Box 7070, Lebanon, NH 03756-0001. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Davis Memorial Chapel.

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