David "Frankie" Knight
David “Frankie” “Gator” Franklin Knight 47 of Sterling, Michigan passed away at his home on Friday, April 27, 2018. David, the son of Franklin D. and Rosenna M. (Borzelleri) Knight was born January 20, 1971 in Gainesville, Florida.
Mr. Knight had resided in Sterling since 2016, coming from Hickory, North Carolina and Chiefland, Florida. David enjoyed making and shooting recurve bows as well as studying and shooting primitive archery. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing, often watching hunting and fishing channels on television. He loved grilling meals for his family and friends and considered himself a grill master. Mr. Knight was proficient in the welding and fabricating trades, spending many years working for himself and various fabricating shops.
Surviving David are: his wife of fourteen years, Cora L. Knight of Sterling, one daughter, Sierra (Chris Niemeier) of Vale, North Carolina; nine sons; Drew Knight (Jess) of Harrison, Devon Knight of Harrison, Franklin “Dylen” Knight of Chiefland, Daltin “Brian” Knight (Alexis Merritt) of Orlando, Florida, Criston “Cris” Knight of Chiefland, Triston Knight also of Chiefland, Ritchie Anstine (Bambi) of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Monroe Anstine (Victoria) of Sterling and Daniel Anstine of Hickory; five grandchildren; Emma Knight, Nevaeh Lafferty, Timothy Lafferty, Christian Niemeier and Fidela Anstine; one sister, Julie Cutchins-Stump of Chiefland; two brothers, Dean Knight (Andrea) of Statesville, North Carolina and Steve Cutchens of Ocala, Florida; many nieces, nephews, extended family members and his beloved dogs, Woogie and Reevo. Mr. Knight was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, one sister (Laurie) and one brother(Brian).
Private family services honoring David will be held at a later date. To share an online memory or condolence with David’s family, please visit: www.stockingfuneralhome.com. Arrangements for Mr. Knight are entrusted with Stocking Funeral Home, Harrison (989) 539-7810.