|Birth: ||Nov. 27, 1942, USA|
|Death: ||Sep. 16, 1997, USA|
Billy Ray Knighton, the son of the late Reverend David A. Knighton and Lorene (Olden) Knighton was born on November 27, 1942. Bill was the sixth of eight children raised in Holdenville, Oklahoma, where he came to know the Lord as a child.
Upon graduation from Holdenville High School, he entered the U.S. Air Force, where he served honorably for four years. While serving at Travis Air Force Base in California, he met and married Johnnie Allen. To this union one daughter and two sons were born.
He worked for the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant from November 1, 199, until his demise, where he had been approved for retirement. He departed this life on September 16, 1997.
Those who shared the joys of his life, and survive to cherish his member are: his wife, Johnnie Knighton; one daughter, Debbie Knighton-Bruce; two sons, Billy P. Knighton and Ray T. Knighton; step-children, Gary Hughes, Gwen Ridley, Angela Anthony, and Gidget Navarro; his mother, Lorene (Olden) Knighton; sisters and brothers, Thelma Fleming, Joyce Griffin, David C. Knighton, Marva Eddington, Barbara Brown, John Knighton, and Rickey Knighton; eighteen grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; 10 nieces and 7 nephews, a number of sister and brother-in-laws, and a host of other relatives and friends.
David A. Knighton (1909 - 1985)
Lorene Olden Knighton (1912 - 2008)
David C. Knighton (1936 - 2009)*
Billy Ray Knighton (1942 - 1997)
Created by: RJK
Record added: Apr 14, 2010
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Had you on my mind today and just drop by via cyber space to leave some flowers. Still love you my best friend...|
Added: May. 20, 2013
I love you grandpa....Love,Joy Knighton|
Added: Jan. 21, 2012
We miss you and can't wait to meet you again in the heavens.|
Added: May. 7, 2010