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Stephen Derreck Knight, 37, of Peachtree City, Ga passed away October 18, 2023, after a courageous battle with cancer. Stephen was born May 8, 1986, in Wiesbaden, Germany to Kelly and Heike Knight. He grew up in Warner Robins, Ga alongside his parents and brother, David.
Stephen attended Windsor Academy and Houston County High School, where he obtained his high school diploma. He moved from Warner Robbins to Peachtree City, where he worked jobs in restaurant management and was most currently employed with Hero Roofing as a job site superintendent.
Thanks to a very good friend, Stephen met his wife-to-be while enjoying a meal at Waffle House. In 2009 Stephen married the love of his life and the couple had two adorable children, Missy and Brenden, who were his entire world.
Stephen enjoyed gaming and sports, especially basketball and the fabulous Lebron James! He was also a lover of all things Anime. But in his spare time, you could find Stephen camping and grilling with his family or enjoying family gaming nights!
He was a wonderful husband, an amazing father, and a son who made his parents proud. Stephen was a friend to everyone he met and strived to make everyone around him laugh. He truly was a great human being with a very loving heart and kind soul. Stephen loved his family immensely and enjoyed spending his spare time surrounded by them, living their best lives. The love his family and friends have for him will keep his memory alive in their hearts, forever more.
Stephen was preceded in death by his Oma Vera and Tante Sabine of Germany, Grandma Sam of TX, and Grandpa Jim of KY. He is survived by his wife: Rhonda; his children: Brenden and Melissa: his parents: Kelly and Heike Knight of PTC; brother: David Knight (Bridget) of PTC; in-laws: Stephanie, Taylor, and Rachel of SC: nieces and nephews: Jayce and Sydney of PTC, and Destiny and Kyle of SC, and his fur babies: Diesel and Mal.
The Knight family would like to say a special thank you to Hero Roofing, Big Daddy’s Oyster Bar, Delta Air Lines, and countless family and friends for their financial support, food, prayers, and comforting words during this most difficult time.
Stephen’s daughter Missy will always remember his laughter and his son Brenden will carry with him Stephen’s smile and his love for anime. His parents will always remember him for his dedication to his family. He worked hard every day to provide for his wife and kids and he loved to bring special treats for each of them to see them smile. Stephen’s brother David will remember him as his big brother who was always there for him when he needed him. When David was a kid and was scared of anything, all he needed was his big brother to give him the courage he needed. He always looked up to Stephen and wanted to be just like him. Stephen’s sister-in-law Bridget says he was an amazing person with a giant heart, who could walk into a room and become friends with everyone in there. Everyone who ever had the pleasure of meeting Stephen loved him and he loved his friends and family with every ounce of his soul!
A memorial service for Stephen will be held on at 1:00 PM on Saturday October 28, 2023, at New Beginnings Baptist Church, 973 Standing Rock Road, Senoia, Ga 30276.
Messages of condolence may be left at www.GeorgiaCremation.com. The Knight family is being assisted by Georgia Cremation, 1086 Hwy 54 W, Fayetteville.