Jack L. Knight, of Rutledge, Tennessee, passed away Tuesday, December 25, 2018 at his residence following a long illness, with his wife and daughters by his side. He was 83 years, bright and full of life. Born in Dayton, Ohio, he was the son of John L. Knight and Alma Faye Taylor. Jack grew up in Ohio and after graduating from West Carrollton High School, he began working at Dayton Power and Light. After a few years, he was hired by the West Carrollton Police Department and rose through the ranks to become sergeant. After suffering a nearly fatal gunshot wound, Jack worked for a few more years before having to go on disability. Jack moved to Hillsboro, Ohio after he retired and then a few years later he moved to Newport, Tennessee and then to his home in Rutledge, Tennessee. He was very active in the local karaoke community and continued to play his trumpet with a small band in Knoxville until the last few weeks of his life. He was well-loved by many and will be sorely missed by his family and many friends. He is survived by his wife, Mary Knight; sister, Nancy Knight; three daughters, Robin Connellee, Pamela Brown, and Diana Golden; son, Mark Knight; step-son, Greg Brown; he also leaves behind his grandchildren, Annie Turner, Jason Brown, Kelly and Kevin Brown, and Halley, Rayce, and Hunter Knight in Arizona; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. on Wednesday, January 2nd at All Saints Episcopal Church, 601 W. Main St., Morristown, TN 37814. A memorial service will follow at 1 p.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the charity of your choice. Arrangements by Westside Chapel Funeral Home in Morristown.