SCOTT CITY - Robert Lee Knight, 66, died at 6:35 a.m. Oct. 10, 2001, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.
Born Oct. 23, 1934, in St. Louis, son of the late Lee and Edna Howard Knight, he graduated from the Illmo-Fornfelt High School and earned a bachelor of science in education and masters degree in history from Southeast Missouri State University at Cape Girardeau. He first taught at Montgomery City from 1956-57 and Cape Central High School for 30 years and was the Voice of Tigers for many years. In 1988, he retired as department chairman of social studies at Cape Central and was the recipient of a Lifetime Teaching and Administration Certificate. From January 1989 to 1997, he was a DARE instructor for the elementary school system in Scott City.
He was a volunteer deputy in Scott County for eight years, a past deputy of Scott County and served as a court bailiff for eight years. He served with the U.S. Navy from 1957-59 and U.S. Navy Reserves for 30 years and received the National Guardsman and Air Force Recruiting Service awards. A member of St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau, he served as congregation president, as elder and chief elder and on the church board of directors.
On Dec. 23, 1956, at Jackson, he married Elo'dean "Ellie" Phillips who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: one daughter, Valeria Klaproth of Poplar Bluff; two sisters, Edana Huse of Manchester and Lenore Reynolds of St. Louis; and two grandchildren, Lee Klaproth and Philip Klaproth of Poplar Bluff.
One brother preceded him in death.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel in Cape Girardeau.
Services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at St. Andrew Lutheran Church with the Rev. Paul Short officiating.
The Navy Reserve Honor Guard will conduct military graveside rites at Cape County Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be: Jeff Martin, Jim Gwin, Paul Cummins, Mark Barr, Keith Wood, Kerry Klaproth and Alvie Baker.