Funeral services for Pastor Billy Joe Knight, 92, of Lufkin, will be held Saturday, January 28, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. at Shafer Funeral Home in Lufkin with Bro. Elzy Kelley and Bro. Jordan Riley officiating. Interment will follow at Wallace Chapel Cemetery in Lufkin.
Pastor Knight was born on June 8, 1930, in Henderson, Texas, to the late W. B. Knight and Ruby Mae (Acker) Knight, and died Tuesday, January 24, 2023, in Lufkin, Texas.
Pastor Knight loved preaching and teaching the Word of God, and pastored various churches throughout Angelina County for over 60 years, impacting many lives for Christ. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, football, and basketball. Growing up in the Henderson and New Salem area, he was definitely an east Texas boy. He dearly loved his family, both biological and spiritual.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Lee Adams of Pollok, TX; daughter, Lois Stokley of Lufkin, TX; son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Barbara Knight of Huntington, TX; grandson, Bryan Adams of Pollok, TX; granddaughter and husband, Tiffany and Eric Knudtson of Grimes, IA; grandson and wife, Albert and Misty Stokley III of Huntington, TX; granddaughter and husband, Angela and Chris Swango of Lufkin, TX; grandson, Daniel Knight of League City, TX; grandson and wife, Chris and Ashley Knight of Diboll, TX; grandson, Adam Stepherson of Lufkin, TX; grandson, Jacob Justice of Huntington, TX; granddaughter and husband, Shelby and James Hughes of Lufkin, TX; granddaughter, Shelby Justice of Huntington, TX; great-grandchildren, Madi Singleton, Destiny Williams, Fisher Alsbrook, Dawson Swango, Zoey Knudtson, Jaydon Swango, Emma Knight, Xander Knudtson, Olivia Hughes, and Ivy Justice; brother, J. W. Knight of Lufkin, TX; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Dessie Hooper Knight; and sister, Opal Satterwhite.
Pallbearers will be Bryan Adams, Albert Stokley III, Daniel Knight, Chris Knight, Mike Satterwhite, and Alton Knight.
Honorary pallbearers will be John Satterwhite.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, January 27, 2023, at Shafer Funeral Home.
Shafer Funeral Home, Lufkin directors.