MACON - Howard Blewster Knight, 76, died at High Noon on Easter Sunday after a valiant battle with cancer.
He was born in Eatonton, GA on September 7th, 1932 to the late Rev. Blewster Knight and Sallie Perry Knight.
Survivors include beloved wife of over 51 years, Paula Pullen Knight; son, Paul Howard (Delise) Knight; Daughters, Claudia Candice (Jay) Lapointe, Cheri Rebecca (Jeff) Meitz; Grandchildren, Karlene Lapointe, Austin Meitz, Katie Meitz; and great-granddaughter, Ella Grace Lewis. Also, brother, Perry Knight of Lakeland, Florida; and sister, Nelle Howell of Dublin, Georgia along with nieces, nephews, and extended family.
After growing up in Dublin, Georgia, Howard attended Mercer University, where he received his degree in Chemistry. Following his service in the U.S. Military as an air traffic controller, Howard became plant manager of the Mrs. Filbert's Foods, The Charles Miller Company (maker of Mary Jane Candies), then owner of Southeastern Silver Company until his retirement.