Jimmy Ross Knight, 78, Peculiar, MO, passed away Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at Redwood of Raymore in Raymore, MO. Services will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville, MO with visitation from 5:00-7:00.
Jimmy was born June 26, 1943 in Browning, MO, the son of Harold Ross and Lenore E. (Tully) Knight. He spent his early years in Browning and was a graduate of Liberty High School in Browning. After graduation, he attended automotive trade school in Kansas City and started his first body shop in Browning, Missouri. After moving to the Kansas City area, he worked for Belger Cartage Services for a number of years and in the late 1960’s he moved to Peculiar. Always looking for an opportunity, Jimmy started Knight’s Auto Body, then added Knight’s Tow Service, Knight’s Car Wash, and Knight’s Mini Storage. Jimmy loved to socialize, could do just about anything, he was a well known “Wheeler and Dealer” in the Peculiar area.
Jimmy is preceded in death by his parents; his wife/significant other, Terri; one brother, Douglas Neil Knight; and a sister, Jennifer Ann Belzer. He is survived by his children: Todd (Tracie) Knight of Belton, MO; Tim Knight of Ft. Laurderdale, FL; Tonya Knight of Independence, MO; Jaimee (Ricky) Cowan of Archie, MO; four grandchildren: Trevor, Malachi, Ashton, and Gavin; and his sister, Jean Knight Page of Milan, MO.