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Rebecca McKnight

Rebecca Adeline McKnight

Monday, May 18th, 1925 - Monday, March 30th, 2020
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Rebecca Farmer McKnight, 94, went to be with her Heavenly Father on Monday, March 30, 2020 in Mansfield, Texas, where she had lived for the past few months.

She was a longtime Arlington resident and member of First Baptist Church Arlington. She was born in Everman, Texas on May 18, 1925 to parents, William Perry and Myrtle (Mitchell) Farmer. She was the great granddaughter of George Preston (Press) Farmer and Jane Woody Farmer who settled in Tarrant County in 1849. Legend has it Press Farmer gave Fort Worth its "Panther City" title by killing a panther on the present site of the Criminal Courts Building.

She married her high school sweetheart, Kelly McKnight, in 1946. She worked in the office of their family business for almost 50 years. They had two children, Bill McKnight and Becky McKnight Muse. Rebecca is survived by son, Bill and wife, Becky; daughter, Becky McKnight Muse; granddaughter, Leigh Ann McKnight Yeary and husband, Toby; and great grandchildren, Sembree and Will Yeary.

She is preceded in death by her husband,Kelly McKnight, her parents, grandson, Kyle McKnight, sisters, Louise Norwood and Marie Gunter; brother, William Farmer, and son-in-law, Hershey Muse.

She will be laid to rest in a private service on Saturday, April 4, 2020.

Wade Family Funeral Home
817-274-9233
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Service Details

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    Saturday, April 4th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    When
    Saturday, April 4th, 2020 2:00pm
    Location
    Parkdale Cemetery
    Address
    701 Mary Street
    ARLINGTON, TX
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