Morris Knight

Obituary of Morris Wayne Knight

Morris Wayne Knight, 77, of Woodbridge, CA, passed away peacefully on April 18, 2021 in Stockton, CA. Morris was born in Lodi, CA to Cleatus and Zona Knight on January 17, 1944. He went to Lodi High School and graduated in 1961. Morris went on to earn a degree in business from Cal State Chico. He worked as a salesman for Zellerbach Paper Company for many years and then moved into marketing with Stockton Savings Bank. Morris had served as Senior Vice President of Retail Banking before stepping up to Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Guaranty Bank’s retail-banking operation in California when he retired. In his free time, he enjoyed coaching his boys and grandson in baseball and soccer. Morris also loved attending his grandkids’ sports games, music, drama, and school performances. Morris is survived by his wife, Kathleen Knight of Woodbridge, sons Justin (Susan) Knight, Jonathan (Brenda) Knight and grandchildren Taylor Knight, Sterling Knight and CJ Knight. He is preceded in death by his parents Cleatus and Zona Knight, sister Andrea Hixson, and brother Michael Knight. Funeral service will not be held at this time. The private burial will be held at Cherokee Memorial Park in Lodi, CA. Lodi Funeral Home will be handling the funeral arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of San Joaquin 3888 Pacific Ave., Stockton, CA 95204 (https://www.hospicesj.org/contribute), California Lutheran University’s Knight Family Scholarship, 60 W. Olsen Rd #1625, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 Memo on check should say: Knight Family Scholarship (http://www.callutheran.edu/knight), or BOOSTERS OF BOYS GIRLS SPORTS (B.O.B.S.) at PO Box 1600, Woodbridge, CA 95258
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