Published 12:00 am Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Johnny Houston McKnight, 66, of Ironton, died Monday, Nov. 16, 2009, at his residence.
The Lawrence County native was born Aug. 25, 1943, the son of the late Arthur and Stella Harmon McKnight. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Hunt McKnight, whom he married May 17, 1963.
He attended Coal Grove High School and was a former employee of the Lawrence County Engineers office. He was a member of the Jeffersonville Baptist Church in Coal Grove.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a sister, Norma Jean Harrison and a brother, Arthur Junior McKnight.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Larry McKnight and John Arthur McKnight, both of Ironton; a daughter and son-in-law, Jodi and Rodney Delawder of Kitts Hill; a sister, Carol Lawson of Ironton; five grandchildren and a great grandchild.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Phillips Funeral Home with the Rev. Roger Pierce officiating. Burial will follow in Ice Creek Cemetery. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. To offer condolences to the family, please visit

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