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Donald Ray McKnight

11/19/1956 - 11/10/2017

PEORIA ~ Donald Ray "Dee" McKnight, 60, of Peoria, passed away at 2:30 p.m. Friday, November 10, 2017 in Peoria.
Born November 19, 1956 in Snyder, Texas to Sylvester and Geneva (Jackson) McKnight, Sr., he married Irene Carter on May 24, 1978 in Peoria.  She survives.
Also surviving are his children, Derrick Carter of Toledo, Ohio, Desmond McKnight of Arizona and Latoya McKnight of Galesburg; five grandchildren; two sisters, Joyce Smith of Snyder, Texas and Linda Emerson of San Angelo, Texas; and two brothers, Isaac McKnight of Snyder, Texas and Leon McKnight of Arizona.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.
Prior to becoming disabled, Dee had worked for many years for Born Paint Co. in Peoria.
His wife feels blessed that she was able to have her children with him and appreciated that he took her son in and raised him as his own.
Cremation rites will be accorded.  There will be no services.  Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Creve Coeur assisted the family with arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be given to a charity of the donor's choice.