P.O. Box 506, 943 Highway 425 North, Monticello, AR71655

Tim Knight, DVM
September 10, 1957 - September 2, 2021

Tim Knight, DVM

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David Timothy ''Tim'' Knight, Sr. DVM, age 63 of Wilmar, passed away Thursday, September 2, 2021, at Baptist Springhill Hospital in North Little Rock, AR. He was born September 10, 1957, in Monticello, AR to the late David William Knight and Catherine Lucille Creed Knight.
He was a veterinarian and was of the Methodist faith. Tim's life centered around his work. He loved his veterinarian work and helping people. He was also a rodeo clown for many years which he enjoyed very much.
Survivors include his wife, Diane Knight of Wilmar; three sons, James Knight of Crossett, David Knight, Jr. and wife Becki of Monticello and Hayden Knight of Pine Bluff; a step-daughter, Christy Phillips and husband Chanse; his sister, Eloise Worlow and husband Bob of Hensley; and his grandchildren, David Timothy "Trey" Knight, III, Abigail Knight, Della Knight, Bryce Phillips, Weston Phillips and Dylan Phillips.
Dr. Knight was a member of Wilmar Methodist Church. Tim loved sports, playing basketball and playing American Legion baseball while attending Wilmar High School. He was also active in 4-H, which led to him having a soft spot for local 4-H clubs as an adult. After high school, he attended the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, for 3 years before earning his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from LSU. After graduating, he returned to Wilmar, and became well known as a go-to veterinarian across South Arkansas as he took on Warren and Hope sale barns, which he dearly loved. As a member of the Monticello Riding Club, he also enjoyed performing as a rodeo clown for the Drew County rodeo.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to your local 4-H clubs. If you don't have a local club, you can send a check payable to 4-H to Diane Knight, 211 Dave Knight Rd., Wilmar, AR 71675, and she will see that it reaches a club.
Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 7, 2021, at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Chapel with burial in Wilmar Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Monday evening at the funeral home. Online guestbook at www.stephensondearman.com.

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Monday, September 6, 2021
from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home
943 Highway 425 North
Monticello, AR  71655
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Tuesday, September 7, 2021
at 10:00 a.m.
Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home
943 Highway 425 North
Monticello, AR  71655
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Wilmar Cemetery
12th St.
Wilmar, AR  71675
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  1. Suzann Harrington
    Diane and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. Tim will be greatly missed, not only as a veterinarian but as a friend to many of us. Prayers for all.
  2. garry stewart DVM/MD
    On behalf of Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine Class of 1982 I am expressing our tremendous sorrow at the loss of our great classmate and brother Tim Knight. If Tim was not the most beloved member of our class, he was surely number two (but "number one in the nation" as he would say). When I am in contact with a classmate and they learn that I live in Arkansas, they always ask about Tim before anything else. I remember the night in our first year when we were studying late at our study carrel's at the Veterinary School, Bubba Abdalla noticed that Tim apparently hadn't moved for a couple of days. "Son, you must be homesteading up here" he said (or something more clever to that affect). That was it, it it was born, one of the greatest nick-names of all time. All anyone from the class of 82 would need to say was "Homestead" and EVERYBODY would know who was being discussed. Tim was quiet as a mouse most of the time but full of life. I'll never forget his voice, his laugh or the twinkle in his eye. If there was mischief involved, Tim was generally in. He may not have been the instigator, but he was definitely in. Many will be forgotten but not our beloved Tim. "Powder River, Let-em Buck"
  3. Brannon &Renee Wynn
    Many prayers for all, Tim will be missed and never forgotten.
  4. Tina Reep
    He was the best Vet and friend. He will b missed by many. So so sorry for your loss.

    Tina Reep
  5. Misty Carnes Jordan DVM
    My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Dr. Knight inspired me when I was young to become a large animal veterinarian, as he always came to the rescue for my beloved horses and cattle on our family farm. His kind nature and hard work ethic will be missed in Southern Arkansas.
    Misty Carnes Jordan DVM MS
  6. Rick and Lauri Beckner
    Offering our deepest condolences for the loss of our beloved Dr Tim. He has been caring for our animals since his office was out in front of the Warren Sale Barn in the early 80s. He will be sorely missed. He truly had a heart for his, craft. I cannot imagine the reception he got at the Rainbow Bridge. Wishing you, his Family and Friends, peace and strength in the coming times.
  8. Carol Jones
    My condolences to Dr. Knights family.
    He was one in a million. He was a very important part of my training program for a very long time. I will miss him terribly.
  9. John & Deborah Dimpson
    So sorry for the loss of Dr. Knight, he will be greatly missed. Prayers for the family.
  10. Eddie and Patty and Bryan Young
    We are so sorry for you loss. Tim was fun to be around. He was the best Veterinarian there was. Always came when we had a need. We so enjoyed being with him during our rodeo years. Prayers for the family.
  11. Jerri Pennington
    You will missed. Prayers for the family
  12. Arthur Walmsley
    Played baseball with Tim on a team sponsored by Wilmar Baptist Church. Enjoyed th
  13. Alvin and Irma ames
    To family:so sorry for your loss. Tim was a great guy. Quite and reserved but very likable. Fun to visit with. He will be missed. Thinking of all of you.
  14. Saline River Cattle-Mike and Betty Black
    Tim was not only our cattle vet he was our friend. Throughout the last 30+ years there have been many texts, phone calls, and conversations. We will miss your willingness to always help and answer our questions to always teaching us what to do. Our thoughts but especially prayers are with his family and many friends and clients.
  15. Shane Betts
    So sorry for your loss. Tim was a wonderful person and I truly enjoyed the time I got to spend with him through the years.
  16. Dr steve eubanks
    Tim was a dear friend a colleague and a competitor
    in anything he did.. Tim was a member of “THE RAZORBACK “ veterinary softball team and a member of the “all night “ cubicle study group and a dear friend
    from day one that we met My prayers go to TIm his wife and his family knowing that he was loved by many brings joy and comfort to my hear. WE love u Tim and u will be missed by all. YOUR VETERINARY CLASSMATES AND FAMILY
  17. Chris Buhrmester
    Tim was my vet for many years and a supporter of Hammertime Rodeo Co and Generations Pro Rodeo. But more importantly he was my friend and I will miss him dearly. When Tim said to call him if you ever need anything, there was never a doubt he meant anything. My sincere condolences to the family from my family.
  18. Cheri Rash
    I am so sorry for your loss. He will be missed, he was loved by everyone. All of you are in my prayers.
  19. Estelle Farms
    We were so sorry to hear of Tim’s passing. He had been so good to us through the years taking care of our cattle. He will be missed by many. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.🙏 God Bless You
  20. LeaAnn Freeman
    Mrs Knight,
    Tim was my veterinarian for the last 20 some odd years and my husband and I really thought a lot of him. He was always so good to us. He will certainly be missed by many. Not just because he was there veterinarian, because everyone I know that used his services considered him a friend. We will keep your family in our prayers. 🙏
  21. David and Mary Beth Frisby
    Our prayers are with your family. I remember him as a clown for Mr Wyle. He been a friend and my vet for thirty years
  22. Holly Curry
    He will be greatly missed by so many! He has touched so many lives in the work he did. Was always smiling when I saw him.
  23. Spanky Blake
    I’m so sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers for the family.
  24. Spanky Blake
    Thoughts an prayers for the family.
  25. Jason & Michelle McDougald
    So sorry to hear of Mr. Tim passing. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. He was a great person and Vet and will dearly be missed by all.
  26. Linda Pennington-Jones
    Eloise and family may God give each of you comfort and peace at this sad time,Sending prayers
  27. Linda Pennington-Jones
    about Tim.and all the family so sorry to hear of Tim's passing. May God be with each of you during t
    sad time Praying
  28. Michael Liles
    My deepest condolences to your family with the loss of Tim. He was always full of life; Mike Liles LSU 1981
  29. janis wesson
    Tim will be deeply missed by all that knew him. He was one of the best and the livestock industry in South Arkansas will miss him and his wisdom for many years. Go rest high on the mountain Tim. May the good lord wrap his arms around his family now and in the days weeks and months to come
  30. James Owen
    Tim was my friend for many years. I will miss him. My thoughts and prayers for his family.
  31. Mary Lasiter
    Deepest sympathy to all of the family. Tim was one of the good ones. RIP
  32. Donna Harton Usry
    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
  33. Dawn Roberts
    Tim was a wonderful man and a vet. Hugs and love to his family. He and his knowledge will be greatly missed by so many, especially his family.
  34. Brooks Rowland
    Many prayers for Dr. Tim's family and friends. He was one of a kind, and always willing to help where he was able.
  35. Kim Hargis
    Family, you have my deepest condolences. Please know that Tim will be greatly missed by all that knew him. I have known Tim and used him as our vet for close to 30 years. Through the years Tim has always been there whenever I was in need of a Vet or advice on
    My livestock. From doctoring on wild Mustangs to pulling breech calves from wild cows that had to be tranquilized. Dr. Pol didn’t have nothing on the great Vet Tim Knight. Rest In Peace Tim !
    You will be missed Friend.
  36. Roger & Tonda Braswell
    We are sorry to Hear about Tim. He will be missed. Our hearts goes out to the family.
  37. Cynthia L Hahn
    I am so very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with the family at this very sad time.
  38. Deana Nichols Adams
    Tim was known and loved by so many people. He had a true heart for animals. I always enjoyed his dry sense of humor. Who would have thought a vet and rodeo clown could be the same person?! Go rest easy and high on the mountain my friend. You will be missed greatly. Miss Catherine must be so happy to put her arms back around her son in whom she was so well pleased. 💖 Deana Nichols Adams
    It is with great sadness that we learned of Tim's death. He was a dear person and a great Vet. We have known him for years and could always count on him when we needed him. Prayers for his family to find peace and comfort knowing that he is in a better place.
  40. Jana Wright
    My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Tim will be greatly missed.
  41. Sandra Bradshaw
    So very sorry to hear this. He was adored by many and will be missed.
  42. JUDY Young
    Sending prayers for Tim's family. Tim was such a wonderful man and a great Vet. He will be missed by all that had the pleasure of knowing him.
    May God be with each of you in the days ahead.
    Larry & Judy Young
  43. Wayne Pippen
    God bless ...RIP MR.TIM
  44. Joey Dumas
    To All Concerned,

    I was sorry to learn of Tim's passing. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all. I have many fond memories of Tim over the past 40 years and especially when we worked rodeos together. I trust you can take some comfort in knowing that someone, so special to many, will never be forgotten.

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