Gerald Alan Knight, born October 27, 1950, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, passed away on Sunday, March 10, 2019. He is survived by his wife, Dianne Bishop Knight, daughters Christina K. Moorman (Jeff), Audrey K. Easterwood, Cheryl G. Knight, and Dorothy D. (D.D.) Knight, grandchildren Hugh Easterwood, Hollon Easterwood, and Dean Jones, brothers Robert Alonzo Knight (Jenny), Kenneth Reid Knight, and William Timothy Knight (Laverne). He was preceded in death by his father Robert Knight and mother Viola Knight.

Before moving to Auburn, Alabama, Gerald lived in Alexander City, Alabama, was an active member at First Baptist Church, and worked for Russell Corporation. He then moved to Auburn, Alabama and worked as a Realtor/Appraiser. He was an active member in the Kiwanis Club of Auburn and the current Chairman of the Lee County Republican Party. Over the years, he was a member of the Optimist Club, Jaycees, Rotary Club, and Gideons International. Gerald was most known for his love for God and others. He had a servant’s heart and never met a stranger.

Visitation will be held Friday, March 15, 2019 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., and the funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home in Opelika, Alabama. Following the funeral services, he will be laid to rest at Town Creek Cemetery in Auburn, Alabama.


Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home Directing.