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Arthur "Guy" Knight

December 8, 1942 — February 3, 2022

Guy Knight, 79 passed away peacefully at home with his wife by his side from complications due to a stroke on Thursday, February 3, 2022.

Guy was born in El Paso, TX on December 8, 1942, to his mother Margaret Burnham and his father Leonard William Knight. In the early years growing up Guy lived in El Paso, later on after his mother remarried Al who was serving in the Air Force. Al moved the family to England where he was stationed for about five years. During that time Guy learned a lot about Europe. His mother a retired school teacher traveled with Guy throughout Europe to museums of fine art galleries, historical sites and castles. During high school in England Guy was a drummer and started a band which he named the Ornery Nats, he got that from his mother because she often would say “Those Onery Nats”.

The Ornery Nats played at dances and community events. Guy loved singer, songwriter, storyteller Marty Robbins. Guy’s band in England played on his favorites, “A White Sport Coat” and “A Pink Carnation” at every school dance and event. Another favorite of Guy’s was El Paso that we would sing along with Marty Robbins on road trips.

Guy is survived by his wife Martie; sons Kevin and wife Dinorah, Jon and wife Sara Beth, Todd and wife Cherie; granddaughters Ashley, Brandy and Ellie; grandsons Jayden and Blake; great granddaughter Penelope and great grandsons Alec, Albi, Audi and Avery.

Guy was an incredible father, husband, mentor, friend, and teacher. He owned and operated a restaurant in Cleveland, Denver, and Cattleman’s Restaurant in Roswell, he also owned and operated Salt Creek Mercantile on downtown Main St. for twenty-three years. Guy also taught the Life Skills Program in Hagerman, Dexter, and Roswell Independent School District.

Guy had such a passion for art just ask anyone in the art community, he was and amazing artist, some of his finest pieces are displayed in our home. I would often think to myself “is there anything this Guy can’t do (pun intended)!”

The family would like to give special thanks to the EMT’s and Roswell Fire Department personnel for the many times you assisted in helping us and for transporting Guy to ENNMC and to the staff in the ER. We are so grateful to Destiny, Dr. Thomas Wulf and all others. As well as the great hospice team with Encompass Health.

Guy loved God and was so happy when we began attending The Hope Center. He became friends with our Pastor and enjoyed the lunches they shared together. Guy was also very fond of our church founder Bishop Shirley and really enjoyed his stories about his experiences during his service in the Navy.

In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to The Hope Center, 2803 W. Fourth St., Roswell, NM 88201.

Well, Honeybee you fought the good fight and finished the race. Save a place for me at the rivers edge, and happy trails until we meet again my love!

A celebration of Guy’s life will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, February 12, 2022 at The Hope Center, 2803 W. Fourth St. For those who prefer or are unable to attend, you may view the service virtually on Facebook.

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