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Jerome "Jerry" Lee Knight


Jerome "Jerry" Lee Knight, 84, of Joplin, Missouri, passed away at 10:09 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022, at Mercy Hospital in Joplin, Missouri.

He was born March 25, 1938, in Waverly, Kansas, the son of Wayne Clifford and Caroline Margaret (Mietchen) Knight. He graduated from high school and entered the United States Marine Corps, where he served for eight years.

On June 13, 1969, he was united in marriage to Berniece McMillan. She preceded him in death on Dec. 2, 1998.

Jerry was a landscaper.

Survivors include three sons, Rodney Long, Wayne Knight, and Glen Kelly; three daughters, Jennifer Edison, Selina Smith, and Stephanie Macchado.

He is preceded in death by his parents and wife, Berniece.

A private family service will be held at a later date. Mr. Knight will be buried in the National Cemetery at Fort Scott, Kansas. Friends may leave condolences online at www.brennermortuary.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Brenner Mortuary, Pittsburg, Kansas.