WHITE HALL — Mr. Benjamin Hollis Knight (B. Hollis) was mourned by his passing on Saturday, October 6, 2012 by his Family and friends.
B. Hollis Knight, of White Hall, Ark., lived a rich 73 years and leaves behind a Wife, Kathy Knight; Son, Bryon Knight; Step-son Christopher Terry; Sister, Nadine Buggica; Brother, James Allen Knight; Grandson Jian Knight; Granddaughter, Clara Grace Knight and Step- Granddaughters, Bregan Chaning Terry, Sayler Morgan Terry and Annalise Falyn Terry.
He is preceded by his Father, Virgil Knight; Mother, Zula Knight; Sister, Juanita Wilkins; Brother, Victor Knight and Wife, Grace Alene Knight
His many accomplishments included: Mechanical/Industrial Engineer, Master Plumber, Master Carpenter, Musician, Cowboy poet, Novelist, Outdoorsman, Loving Husband and Father.
B. Hollis Knight served his country as a National Guardsman during the desegregation of Central High School in 1957. He wrote and performed music as a recording artist on the Mercury Recording label and regularly appeared on the Florida State Barn Dance and the Louisiana Hayride radio program.
B. Hollis Was a Consulting Engineer for the National Park Service, working in the Great Smokey Mountains of Tennessee, The Florida Everglades and he was in charge of building the Central High School National historic site and Museum. He designed the mechanical systems for many of the commercial buildings dotting the Little Rock city skyline and he was a talented author of Cowboy poetry and was a published novelist.
A Graveside service will be held on Wednesday, October 10th at 2 p.m. at Friendship Cemetery located 14.6 miles south of Pine Bluff, Ark., on Highway 63. Flowers may be delivered to Cranford Funeral Home of White Hall, 8302 Dollarway Road, White Hall, AR 71602 before Noon on Wednesday, October 10th.