Irvin Ray Knight

Irvin Ray Knight

Suffolk, VA
04.07.1940 - 04.05.2019

Irvin Ray Knight, 78, went to be with the Lord on April 5, 2019 surrounded by his family. He was the son of the late Ned and Agnes Knight. He was predeceased by his brother Cecil Knight and a grandson Will Stephens.

Irvin attended Berea Christian Church in Driver and was retired from Norfolk Naval Shipyard as a Planner/Estimator. He loved all sports with NASCAR being #1 and his pets especially Reese’s Cup aka Bo.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Linda; daughters Lindy Stephens and husband Richard, and LizAnne Gosey and husband David all of Suffolk; grand children Victoria Stephens, Chelsea Benoit and husband Robert, Christopher Stephens, Joshua Schuyler, and Caroline Stephens; a great grandchild Emerie Stephens; and a cousin that was like a brother Raymond Knight; and many other cousins, nieces, and nephews.

A Funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 11 AM in Berea Christian Church, 4109 Driver Lane, Suffolk VA 23435 by Pastor Rob Stovall. Burial will follow at Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends in the R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, 509 W. Washington St. Suffolk VA 23434 on Monday, April 8, 2019 from 6 to 7:30 PM. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Berea Christian Church or to the Suffolk Humane Society, 412 Kings Fork Road, Suffolk VA 23434. Condolences may be registered at

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Berea Christian Church
4109 Driver Lane
Suffolk, VA 23435
United States

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Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens
4569 Shoulders Hill Rd,
Suffolk, VA 23435
United States


R.W. Baker & Company Funeral Home
509 W Washington St
Suffolk, VA 23434
United States


Mr Knight was one the kindest souls we have ever met. Our hearts ache for those left to mourn. We send prayers of comfort and strength from across the miles. We are there in spirit.
In His Name We Pray and Give Thanks
Leslie and Bud Harrison

Leslie and Bud Harrison

Such a loving and caring family and Mr Knight was such a pleasure to talk with every time we had the chance. Our condolences to Mrs Knight , Lindy and LizAnne and the rest of the family. May the Holy Spirit make his presence known in your houses in the days that follow. You are loved by us and Him!


Gary and Amanda Lassiter

So sorry for your loss.

Sheri Jett

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