Gerald (Pyramid) Knight I, has left this dimension for his next adventure. He entered this realm April 6, 1945. He drifted off this mortal coil on 9/30/2018, surrounded by his family.
Before passing Gerald forged a 73 year trail of laughter, generosity, compassion, and wisdom. He was a true Scientist, Mathematician, Electrician, Chemist, auto mechanic, wood worker, artist, inventor, sailor, business man, ribald comedian, husband, brother, father, son, and cynic.
He served our country in the US Navy. He was a living legend at Alcoa Warrick Operations for 30 years, (very few people who knew him would say he worked for Alcoa, and he always claimed he had only been hired to fill a position).
While his whole family is deeply saddened by his passing, there is a rumor floating around that he told some friends that this was all just an elaborate plan to get out of doing any work. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!
He will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 53 years, Candace Sue Mills Knight. His children, Gerald Knight II, Andrew (Cindy) Knight and Rachel (Troy) French, his most treasured grandsons, David Knight and Tristan French. A sister, Patricia Rice. Brothers Donald (Patty) Mills, Terry Mills, Mike (Nancy) Mills and many loving nieces and nephews and their children that have filled his life with happiness.
He had a lot of fun. It was his honor to be friends with some truly great people. He thanks you for the friendship. He’s had great joy living and loving. Everyone who remembers Gerald is asked to celebrate his life in their own way; telling a story of their choosing.
He didn’t want a funeral. A funeral is a waste of harrrrrrd earned money that his family can use now. He was a very private person in life, so he didn’t want to end that life with people gawking at him while he lay in a coffin. He will be cremated and his ashes be scattered (somewhere). So instead of going to see the great creator, he will be going to see the great cremater. There will be a celebration of his life at a later time.
Our family wishes to thank the VNA hospice care nurses for their kindness and support. We are humbled by the care and compassion shown to us by all of you at VNA hospice and the Linda E. White Hospice House. We could not have asked for a more perfect place for our Dad’s final days. Our Fathers’ passing was one of love and peace. We thank you for making this last memory of him one of dignity and grace.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks you to make a donation in his honor to the Linda E. White Hospice House, 611 Harriet Ave. Valparaiso, IN 47710