Richard L. Knight

Richard L. Knight "Opa" passed away Monday, February 20, 2012, at his residence in Doyle. Mr. Knight was born October 14, 1939, in Caruthers.

He was a very loving and caring man. Mr. Knight enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1959 where he proudly served his country for 23 years. He met and married his wife Katie M. Bauer in Heidelberg Germany in 1963. They were married for 30 years and blessed with two children.

He retired from the military in 1982 and continued to work for the city of Salinas, in the Public Works Department until 1993. Mr. Knight began to enjoy his retirement and took on a new adventure in 1997 when he moved to Doyle. Mr. Knight spent the last few years volunteering for the Family Resource Center and doing a lot of work for the community, his friendly smile and presence will be missed.

Mr. Knight is survived by his daughter, Janice M. Gotcher; son-in-law, Ricky A. Gotcher; and his grandchildren, Kandance Smiles, Sarah Gotcher and Nicole Gotcher.

There will be a Graveside service Saturday. March 10, 2012 at 11:00 a.m., at the Queen of Heaven Cemetery, 18200 Damian Way, Salinas, CA 93907.

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