Prentice 'Mac' McKnight


Prentice Durward "Mac" McKnight, 96, of Paducah passed away at 10:28 a.m. Saturday, June 9, 2018, at his residence.

Mac was a 20-year member of Broadway United Methodist Church and a 53-year member of the First United Methodist Church in Dyer, Tennessee. He was retired from Dyer Box Manufacturing Company. He enjoyed woodworking and was truly a man that loved his family.

Survivors include his wife of 73 years, Mamie Wood McKnight; two daughters, Dot M. (Bill) Bruce of Paducah and Bettye M. (Gene) Young of Knoxville, Tennessee; one son, Bob (Brenda) McKnight of Lander, Wyoming; seven grandchildren, Carrie Bruce Warren, Will (Anne) Bruce, Rick (Angie) Young, Leigh (Michael) Hawkins, Ross (Jill) McKnight, Ember (Mike) Figgins and Steve (Mary) McKnight; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Preceding in death were his parents, Jimmie Donald McKnight and Chloe Roberson McKnight; and one brother, LeFane McKnight.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 15, 2018, at Broadway United Methodist Church with visitation beginning at noon. The Rev. Lora Jean Gowan and the Rev. Joe Beal will officiate. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 16, 2018, at the Oakwood Cemetery in Dyer, Tennessee, with the Rev. Jim Calhoun officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests expressions of sympathy may be made to Broadway United Methodist Church, 7th & Broadway, Paducah, KY 42001.

Arrangements made by Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah.

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