Carl F. Knight, 68, passed away February 1st, 2020, at Maine Medical Center after a very courageous battle with heart disease, during which he received a heart transplant in 2018.
Born on April 14th of 1951, Carl was one of ten children, growing up in Thomaston and attending local schools. Carl joined the Marines during the Vietnam War. After coming home Carl held many jobs including truck driver and with Lucas Tree. He was also known as “Animal” during his years of being a bouncer at Trackside.
Carl had a huge love for working on cars. His love for old cars - be it muscle cars of street rods - ran through his blood. Carl could often be found at Denny’s or in Searsport at Car Shows every week. If he was not at a show, you could find him every morning having coffee “with the boys,” as he would say. He enjoyed reading Uncle Henry’s with his daughter Courtney and bringing her to the junkyard to look for car parts.
He was predeceased by his parents, Edwin and Sylvia Knight, his brothers, Russell and Ellison, and his sister, Diane, as well as his grandson, Ayden Knight, good friend and father in law, Harry Earl, and the mother of his two eldest children.
Carl is survived by his wife Christine, and children Carl Henry, Brittnee, and Courtney Knight, step son Daniel Stockbridge and his wife Ashley, brothers, Wesley and his wife Linda, Wayne, Jeffrey and his partner Terri, his sisters, Cindy and her husband Barry, Lillian and her wife Kim, Janice and husband Karl, grandsons, Blake and Ashur, his mother-in-law Bea, as well as many nieces, nephews, and good friends.
Everyone will miss Carl’s jokes, witty comebacks, and his stories. But he is free now to fly high with angels. A graveside service will be held in the spring and announced at a later date.