Obituary of Thomas George Knight
Thomas George Knight “Tom” “Poppy” was born on November 5, 1948 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Gained his wings September 22, 2022 at St. John Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Jan Knight. He is preceded in death by his dad George A. Knight and his mother Farrel J. Wilson and his stepfather and best friend Edward (Doug) L. Wilson. He is also preceded in death by his brother Robert J. Knight. He is survived by his siblings William Knight, Tony Knight, Donald Knight, and Ronald Knight. He is preceded in death by his son Jason Douglas Knight. He was survived by his daughter Sherill R. Knight-Mendoza and Michael Mendoza and Brian T. Knight and Theresa Knight. He is preceded by his granddaughter/grandson Brittani Renee McClure and Dylan Mendoza. He is survived by his grandchildren Adrienne Payne and her husband Mark Payne, Ashley Newman and her husband Brian Newman, Meghan McClure and her fiancée Jonathan Ogden, Blake Knight, Parker Jones and his fiancée Katlynn Wheeler, Courtney Knight, Carson Knight, Lane Hines, Tanner Mendoza and his wife Brittany Mendoza & Dustin Mendoza and his wife Jacee Mendoza. He is survived by his great grandchildren Ryder Obney, Kaidan Nelson, Brantley Payne, Abigail Nelson, Adalynne Payne, Bri Newman, Caine Mendoza, Kash Mendoza, Cohlson Mendoza and Westin Mendoza. He is survived by his stepmother Margueritte A. Knight.
He was a retired mechanic from American Airlines of 25 years in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He grew up racing and continued helping in the racing community. He was an official for NCRA of 21 years. He continued to be the best fuel man at Port City Raceway for 13+ years.
Tom loved his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
He was one of the BEST people in the world to know, Tom always had the best words of encouragement and such an infectious smile. He loved anybody and loved talking and just listening. He had such a huge personality and could put a smile on anyone’s face. He was such a loving husband, dad, Poppy and friend to so many.
Some of his best hobbies were racing, football (OU FOOTBALL) “BOOMER!”, he loved horse racing, fishing and any sport you named he knew it ALL.
Tom was ONE IN A MILLION. If you ever need that one person to talk to, he was the one that would be there. He was the example of how everyone should love, forgive and one will never ever forget.
Jackson Witacre with Racers for Christ will officiate service at Graveside at 3:00 Tuesday at Green Acres Cemetery.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Thomas Knight, please visit Tribute Store