A Memorial fund has been established at Platte Valley Bank in honor of our racing family legend Mike Knight. As many will know Mike worked at the following race tracks the last 22 years, I-70 Speedway, Lakeside Speedway, Linn County Speedway, and most recently I-35 Speedway. Many local racers have enjoyed racing on tracks prepared by Mike Knight. Funds collected will assist the family in funeral expenses. Checks may be made to “The Mike Knight Memorial Fund” and mailed to Platte Valley Bank, P.O. Box 251, Smithville, Missouri 64089 or funds may be delivered to any Platte Valley Bank branch.
Michael Dean Knight, 61, of Odessa, Missouri, passed away Monday, September 5, 2016. A visitation will be held from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 9, 2016 at Royer Funeral Home, Grain Valley. A funeral will be held at 11:00 a.m. also at the funeral home with a burial in Grain Valley.
Michael loved fishing, car racing and going to the lake to relax and enjoy bar-b-que’s and fish fry’s. He is survived by his wife, Mary Knight of the home; daughter, Loretta Torres (Eloy) of Kansas City, MO; son, Mitchell Knight (Trish) of Rusk, TX; 2 sisters, Patricia Bly (John) of Odessa, Mo and Janice Kennedy (Jerry) of Globe, AZ; 8 grandchildren: Jennifer, Chloe, Jose, Kevin, Cesar, Michael, Daniel and Brandy; nephews, Todd (Brooke), Jeff (Bev), and Jason; great niece, Kaila; and great nephew, Wyatte.