Portales Valley News, 9 Sep 1920


Obituary  of Isaac Knight


He was a Christian gentleman, an American father and a husband of the noblest type.  Ever loving and thoughtful of loved ones, kind and considerate to all.  Honored by his neighbors, respected by business associates, and his charter was above reproach.


And while his passing is a loss to friends and relatives, it is Heaven’s gain.


He was born April 12, 1870 at Conway, Missouri.  He was converted at the age of 36.  It was our privilege to baptize him about four years ago at which time he received the baptism of the Holy Spirit.  Our brother in passing left the testimony that all was well and had no fear of the “Great Beyond,” but rather welcomed his advent into a brighter future.  During his long illness he was patient and always considerate of other.  He died Thursday, September 2, 1920, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. E. M. Kornegay.  Neither expense or untiring effort was spared in trying to prolong his life, and after his spirit had departed beyond the call of loved ones, every consideration was shown in the funeral arrangements. 


The services were  held at the Baptist church under our direction.


On behalf of the family, we thank everyone who rendered service and kindness in this trying hour.


Among those present were his four brothers from points in Missouri and Oklahoma.  Also, Mrs. Knight’s mother, sister and brother from Amarillo, Texas.


We left the beautiful flowers to fade on the new made mound, but his memory shall never perish from our hearts.  He is gone but not forgotten.  His loved ones have our sympathy.


Norman R. Nichols