LISBON - Willard Jesse Knight III, 49, of Lisbon passed away on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at his home.
Jesse was born on July 8, 1964, in Ohio, the son of Willard Jesse Knight II and Sandra Welsh.
He was a graduate of Lisbon David Anderson Junior-Senior High School and Columbiana County Career and Technical Center for Auto Body Collision Repair. Jesse recently retired from Stadium GM in Salem after six years.
He enjoyed fishing, hiking, restoring cars, building things with his hands, riding motorcycles and spending time with family and friends.
Jesse is survived by his mother, Sandra Welsh of Lisbon; his wife, Melissa Ann (Bailey) Knight, whom he married on Feb. 14, 1986; a daughter Whitney (Brandon) Knight Moore of Akron; two sons, Randy Knight and Devin Knight of Lisbon.
He is also survived by three sisters, Tammy Knight, Teresa Knight Burt, Kathy Knight; a brother, Steven Knight; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father Willard Jesse Knight II.
A funeral service will be held at 5 p.m. Monday, June 16, 2014, at Brown Funeral Home in Salem.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 5 p.m.Monday.
Friends and family may sign the guest register online at www.brownfhonline.com. Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home, Salem, Ohio (330-337-6363).