James “Jim” H. Knight, 72, of Fayetteville, passed away Friday, May 12, 2017 in Fayetteville.  Jim was born Sept. 5, 1944 in Red Bay, Alabama to the late Preston and Viola Knight.

James “Jim” H. Knight, 72, of Fayetteville, passed away Friday, May 12, 2017 in Fayetteville.  Jim was born Sept. 5, 1944 in Red Bay, Alabama to the late Preston and Viola Knight.

Jim was a lifelong resident of Elaine before moving to Fayetteville in 2007.  He was a row crop farmer in Elaine over 30 years until 1998, when he retired.

He enjoyed spoiling his grandkids and attending their sporting events and doctoring them as needed.  Jim also liked drinking coffee in his recliner and watching sports on television.

He leaves his wife, Paula Churchwell Knight; two sons, Kenneth “Vaugn” Knight (Amy) of Fayetteville and Marcus “Mark” Harold Knight (Tiffany) of Little Rock; six grandchildren, Elizabeth, Kenneth, Collins, Mary Michael, Spencer and Jackson Knight; brother, Will Knight (JoAnn) of Pontotoc, Mississippi; and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Faye McGrew, Jackie Pierce, Artie Blackburn and brother, Bobby Knight.

A service for Jim Knight will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, May 15 at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home.  Visitation will be prior to the service beginning at 12:30 p.m. at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park in Helena-West Helena.  Brother Nathan Gorman will officiate.

Pallbearers are Bill Knight, Steve Knight, Warren McGrew, Arnold Blackburn, Winford Blackburn, Chris Blackburn, Martin Pierce, Butch Griffin and Linnell Lewis.

Memorials may be made to Willard Walker Hospice Home, 325 E Longview St, Fayetteville, AR 72703.

Services will be directed by Roller-Citizens Funeral Home, Helena-West Helena.  Relatives and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/westhelena.