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Doug Knight
Doug Knight, 67, of Eldridge, died Wednesday morning, Oct. 11, 2017, in his home.

Douglas Allen Knight was born Dec. 7, 1949, in Clinton to Robert and Maxine Waugh Knight.  He was a 1968 graduate of DeWitt High School and studied electronic technology at Scott Community College.  Doug served four years in the United States Air Force. He married Connie Little on July 25, 1970, at the United Methodist Church in DeWitt. Doug had been an electronics technician for the Federal Aviation Administration, retiring after 35 years of service.  

He enjoyed Ham Radio, fishing, camping, and spending time at the shooting range. Doug was an avid Packer fan.

Surviving are his wife, Connie; two children, David Knight of Los Angeles, California, and Christine (Casey) Jones of Durant; eight grandchildren, Meghanne Knight, Collin Knight, Gavin Knight, Aubrey Knight, Brock Jones, Jada Jones, Avery Jones and Mason Jones; and a great-grandson, Jonah.

He was preceded in death by a son, Eric, and his parents. 

The family will receive friends at Schultz Funeral Home in DeWitt from 4 until 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13. A service will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Casey Jones, Brock Jones, Art Barber, David Knight, Arnie Aune, and Gene Beebe. Military rites and burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery in DeWitt.

Condolences may be expressed and a photo tribute viewed at schultzfuneralhomes.com.

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