O’Rourke & O’Rourke
Inc. Funeral Home

25 River Street
Salamanca, NY 14779
phone: (716) 945-4760
fax: (716) 945-4222

Ernest R. Knight

Mr. Ernest R. Knight, 76, of Salamanca, NY died Sunday, July 18, 2021, at his home following a long illness.

Born May 24, 1945, in Bossier City, LA, he was the son of the late Ernest and Edna Vaughan Knight. He was married on March 8, 2008, in Shreveport, LA, to Patti Phillips, who survives.

He was a graduate of Louisiana Tech, Class of 1966. He had been employed as an insurance claim adjuster, working for SWAT 24 in Louisiana, and later worked for Harrah’s Casino in Bossier City, LA.

He enjoyed going on long car rides with his wife and was an avid reader. He loved his cats and was a NASCAR and UFC fan. He was also a motorcycle enthusiast who owned and rode Harley Davidson Motorcycles.

Surviving besides his wife are: five daughters, Debbie (Jeff) Gardener, Haslett, TX, Brandy Young, Salamanca, NY, Michelle Young, Minden, LA, Nanci Velez, Brooklyn, NY, Stephanie (Orion) Redeye, Salamanca, NY; four grandchildren; several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

There will be no visitation.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the convenience of the family and will be announced.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the O’Rourke & O’Rourke Inc. Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca, NY.

E-condolences can be sent to orourke.orourkefh@gmail.com or posted to facebook.com/onofh