Doris, Marshall, Dorothy, and Carolyn, about 1943.
Marshall Lee KNIGHT1
was born on 10 Jun 1922 in Runge, Karnes
Co., TX.2 He went to school in Runge, TX and graduated from
Runge High School. He played football
when he was in High School. I have a program from the Runge-Pettus
Football Game on 9 Nov 1939 in Runge, Karnes Co., TX. Marshall is named among the players
along with a cousin Curtis Marshall.
Marshall served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was drafted late in the war due to his being married and having children. He was a Postman between 1947 and 1949 in Corpus Christi, Nueces Co., TX. He received a medical retirement from the Postal Service.
Marshall died on 3 Mar 1999 in Austin, Travis Co., TX. His daughters, Carolyn M. Knight and Pamela M. Knight were at his death bed. He died a peaceful death. He recognized me and smiled at me.
Visitation for Memorial of Marshall Lee Knight was held on Mar 5, 1999 at the Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 N. Lamar, Austin, TX. Those in attendance were his three daughters, Carolyn M. Knight Getting, Dorothy Lee Knight, Pamela M. Knight and their mother Doris Lassiter, and her husband, Charlie Lassiter, Aleen Franka, sister-in-law, Roselyn Franka Smith, niece, Laura King, and Justin King (Great Grandson), Curtis D. Peka, and wife Elizabeth, Gavin D. Peka, Kasandra Saenz and son Seth King (Great Grandson), Kevin Knight and wife, Heather, and Hastings Key, classmate. His obituary was published on 5 Mar 1999 in the Austin American Statesman, Austin Co., TX.
He was buried on 6 Mar 1999 in Runge Cemetery, Runge, Karnes Co., TX.1 The funeral services of Marshall Lee Knight were held at the Runge Cemetery on Mar 6, 1999. In attendance was his three daughters, Carolyn Merle Getting, Dorothy Lee Knight, Pamela Marsha Knight, his grandchildren, Gaylynn K. Peka, (Great Grandchildren Zachary Jenkinson & Naomi Jenkinson) Curtis D. Peka, and wife Elizabeth, (Samuel Peka, Great Grandson- 9 mos old), Gavin D. Peka, grandson, Kasandra Saenz-King, granddaughter and husband, Albert Saenz (Julian Saenz , Great Grandson & Seth King, Great Grandson), his brother William R. Knight, niece Beverly Hajovsky, nephew Richard Knight, Doris Lassiter, ex-wife, Dorothy Jo Ryan, cousin, Elmer Wray Marshall, cousin, Nadine Payne, cousin, Carrie Jo Gibson, cousin, Frank Ryan, cousin, Kathryn Davidson, class mate, and Albert Lyons, school mate. Rev. Yvonne Quigley gave the Eulogy.
Marshall grew up on a farm, and the love of farming was with him the rest of his life. He never farmed as an adult, but had gardens and loved to hunt. He built the house in Corpus Christi, that we lived in when I was a little girl.
Marshall worked at different occupations prior to working for the Post Office.
He did surveying as a young man. Marshall and Doris built their first home
in Corpus Christi on Ryan Street which is near the Airport.
At one time,
the family car was stolen from the parking lot at the post office. The car was
found burned up and the teenagers responsible were ordered to repay for the value
of the car. Marshall and Doris maintained a garden in Corpus Christi with strawberries
and fresh vegetables. Marshall also fished and trapped crabs which he sold.
Marshall also started a business in Perma-Stone siding.
He was married to Doris Lee SCHUENEMANN on 14 Jun 1941 in Karnes City, Karnes Co., TX.1 They were married by W. L. Hightower, Pastor M. E. Church, Runge, TX on Jun 14, 1941.
Marshall and Doris were divorced in Aug 1951 in Corpus Christi, Nueces Co., TX.
Carolyn Merle KNIGHT. (Private)
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