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Lynn Arthur Knights

Published: Monday, June 16, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST
Lynn A. Knights

LAUDERDALE LAKES, Fla. – Lynn Arthur Knights, 67, of Lauderdale Lakes, Florida, formerly of Dixon, died Saturday, June 7, 2014, at North Shore Medical Center in Lauderdale Lakes.

He worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 25 years, prior to his retirement in 1992.

Lynn was born June 5, 1947, in Attleboro, Massachusetts, the son of Charles A. and Lillian N. (Moxcey) Knights. He was a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Dixon and served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. Lynn was very interested in vexillology, the study of flags. He was also one of the founders of the Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home in Dixon.

Survivors include his daughter, Carrie Atherton, of Gainsboro, Tennessee; sister, Jean Hillsgrove of Mt. Vernon, New Hampshire; and grandson, Andrew Atherton, of Cookeville, Tennessee. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a son, Charles Knights, in infancy.

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m., Tuesday at Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon, with family present from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Dixon, with the Rev. Rich Frontjes, rector, officiating. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Dixon.

A memorial has been established to the Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home in Dixon.

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