CHARLES STEPHEN "STEVE" KNIGHT, 63 years of age, of New Albany, IN was called home by his Lord and Savior on December 4, 2012 while at home with his family. Steve was employed by the Floyd County Sheriff Department for 37 years. He served on the Floyd County Police Department for 32 years in many positions including shift commander and chief. He was the department's domestic violence instructor and member of the Floyd County Metro SWAT Team, where he served as Assistant SWAT Commander and most recently Crisis Negotiations Team leader. Upon retiring from his police duties in 2005, he was appointed Floyd County Jail Commander. Prior to beginning his life-long service to his community, Steve served his country in the United States Marine Corps. from 1967 – 1972, where he earned many distinguished honors including two purple hearts. He was a combat veteran of the Viet Nam War. Steve was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, Frank C. Denzinger Lodge #171, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3281 and Masonic Temple Lodge #39. He was a member of St. John's Presbyterian Church in New Albany. Steve will be remembered as a true warrior in his fight against cancer, but above all, he was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard J. Knight and Goldie M. Drake Knight.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Linda Hurst Knight, his daughter, Sherri Knight and her husband Tim, his son Todd Knight and his wife Karen and 3 grandchildren, Lexi, Zachary and Sean. He also leaves a brother Ray Knight and his wife Carol.
Visitation will be from 12:00 pm ~ 8:00 pm Friday, December 7th and after 8:00 am Saturday, December 8th at Kraft Funeral Service, 708 E. Spring Street, New Albany, Indiana. His funeral service will be Noon Saturday, December 8th at the Kraft Chapel with entombment to follow in Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park in New Albany with military honors. A masonic memorial service will be held 7:00 pm Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may go to Hosparus of Southern Indiana, 624 E. Market St., New Albany, IN 47150.
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