Billy Joe Knight, 77, of Van Buren, formerly of Charleston, died Friday, July 15, 2016, in Van Buren. He was born Feb. 13, 1939, in Richton, Miss. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War, business owner and widower of Shirley Knight.

A family-conducted memorial service will be at a later date. Cremation is under the direction of Smith Mortuary in Charleston.

He is survived by three daughters, Donna Sims of Gulf Shores, Ala., Vabbatta Bowling of Robertsdale, Ala., and Debbie Knight of Houston; three sons, Charles Knight of Petal, Miss., James Knight of Albany, Ga., and Robin Knight of Gulf Shores, Ala.; a sister, Margie Wells of Houston; a brother, Stanley Williams of Silver Springs, Md.; 16 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.