Buford “Mule” Knight, 84, of Bulls Gap, went to his heavenly home Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022, at his home surrounded by his children. Buford professed that he was saved at Carpenter’s Chapel Church. He was a loving dad to his children and grandchildren. Buford and Anna Bell enjoyed and loved to help raise money for people in need, and for many different organizations.
He was preceded in death by his late devoted wife of 58 years, Anna Bell “Tootsie” Knight; parents William Joy and Ruth Knight; brothers Ralph, Homer, and Ed Knight; sisters Missy Banks, Dorothy Holder, and Joyce Mills.
Buford is survived by daughter Teresa “Susie” Keedwell, and son and daughter-in-law William “Punkin” and Vada Knight, all who took care of and did their very best for him; grandchildren Nikki McIntosh, Jennifer Crisp, and Heiskell “Peanut” (April) Gladson; great-grandchildren Taylor Setsor, Tabby McIntosh, Mitchell and Shayla Crisp, Dustin, Joshua, and Jesse Gladson, Jacob Reed, and Skylar Lawson; great-great grandchildren Trevor Fleming, Westlynn Lawson, Zoe Anna, Zonryc, and Zefira Gladson; and several nieces and nephews, and many friends.
The family would like to thank U.T. Home Health and Hospice, and Libby Lowe, who was his special nurse, for their time and care.
The family will receive friends 5-7 Tuesday, November 15, in the east chapel of Allen Funeral Home. The funeral service will follow at 7 pm with Rev. Dale Holt and Rev. Buck Marshall officiating. Interment will be 1 pm Wednesday in Cedar Grove Church Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Mitchell Crisp, Heiskell “Peanut”, Dustin, and Jesse Gladson, Jerimar Carmony, Norman Lawson, Jacob Reed, and David Bullington.