Paducah Nov. 08, 1950 | Oct. 08, 2021
Paducah | Nov. 08, 1950 | Oct. 08, 2021
It is with heavy hearts that we share news of the passing of Vicki Knight, 70, beloved mother and wife; she passed away on Friday, October 8, 2021, in her residence of West Paducah, KY. In death, Vicki rejoins her beloved Bella Girl.
Those close to Vicki will remember her for her warmth, conviction, curiosity, honesty and integrity. As a devoted mother and wife she consistently put her husband Johnnie Knight and son William Knight first. As beautiful as her personality was, her ability to cook and bake was just as captivating. Even in her final days, she prepared food for herself and her family that would rival any restaurant in Kentucky, rich with the intention and love she would infuse in every bite. Everyone had a favorite dish from Vicki, but some universal favorites were her French Silk Pie, Chicken and Dumplings and Fried Okra. We all will miss the warm, flavors and care that we so closely associate with Vicki and will remember the taste of these precious meals for years to come.
Vicki was a tremendous woman, one of many talents, curiosities and depths. A woman of faith, Vicki was a member of New Geneva Community Church. As a reflection of her love for and connectedness to all living things, Vicki held a deep fondness for animals and plants. She tended to her elaborate gardens at the family's homes in Paducah and Costa Rica. Vicki's natural curiosity ignited a passion in her for literature, fiction and non-fiction as well as travel to exotic locations. A favorite adventure was to Turkey with her husband, mother-in-law and father-in-law. During retirement Vicki pursued and studied their family's genealogy and ancestry. Prior to her retirement she was the Office Manager for Knight Dental Care. All those Vicki touched over her lifetime of giving will feel both the loss of losing a loved one as well as the appreciation for having learned from such a generous spirit.
Vicki is survived by her husband of 50 years, Dr. Johnnie Leon Knight DMD; a son, William John Knight of West Paducah; a sister, Linda England of West Paducah; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Nichols; a brother, Bob Pirtle, and her parents Carl Stanley Pirtle and Arrie Lee Tackett Pirtle. 
A celebration of life will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at Milner & Orr Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Paducah.
Visitation will be held from 12:00 pm until the service hour of 2:00 pm on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at Milner & Orr Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Paducah.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Gary Sinise Veteran Foundation, P.O. Box 368 Woodland Hills, CA 91365 or to McCracken County Humane Society, 4000 Coleman Rd. Paducah, KY 42001 
To donate online with the Gary Sinise Foundation be sure to check the small checkbox, "Dedicate my donation in honor or in memory of someone." This is where you can specify that it is for Vicki Lynn Knight and email William Knight ( for notification. 
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Milner and Orr Funeral Homes
120 Memorial Drive
Paducah, KY 42001
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