Jason LeRoy McKnight, Sr.


Jason LeRoy McKnight, Sr., born Jan. 24, 1959, passed away at age 62, on Dec. 10, 2021, in Shelbyville, TN. He was a native of Rutherford County and made his home in Marshall County.

He is survived by his mother, Delphia McKnight of Murfreesboro, TN; his wife of 37 years, Cynthia McKnight of Lewisburg, TN; son, Jason/Jay (Shawna) McKnight, Jr. of Lewisburg, TN; daughter, Jillian McKnight of Lewisburg, TN; brothers, Franklin (Nell) McKnight of Timnath, CO, Russell (Eunice) McKnight of Murfreesboro, TN and Lincoln (Marilyn) McKnight of Cocoa, FL.; sisters, Monica (Jimmy) Merrit of Lexington, KY, Jewel (Henry) Veals of Murfreesboro, TN, Mary (Terry) Woodfork of Syracuse, NY; brothers-in-law, Winston (Rebecca) Brown of Lewisburg, TN, Larry Mayberry of Columbia, TN; sisters-in-law, Tracie Brown of Lewisburg, TN, Vickie (Jesse) Ransom of Shelbyville, TN, Vanessa (John) Ransom of Shelbyville, TN, Kim Htwe of Bradenton, FL; grandchildren, Desea, Deryius, Adalynn, Lyrik and D’artagnan McKnight. Honorary grandchildren Rachael Johnson, Kaylahni Inman, Aleigha Brewster, Avayah Kuhns and Aria Campbell.

He was preceded in death by his father, Goldie McKnight of Murfreesboro, TN; mother-in-law, Annie Louise Brown; father-in-law, Bobby Brown of Lewisburg, TN.

Anderson’s Funeral Home will conduct the visitation on Dec. 21, 2021, and the interment will be at Beechwood Cemetery in Cornersville, TN.

Anderson Funeral home in charge of the arranagements.