Michael Rogers Knight 11/30/1959 – 11/01/2019
Michael Rogers Knight, also known as Mike or Mikey to his many friends passed away on November 1, 2019 at the age of 59. Michael was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee on November 30, 1959 to Stanley Rogers and Katherine Peckinpaugh Knight. He spent the majority of his childhood in Chattanooga before his family moved to Topeka, KS where he attended and graduated from Topeka West High School class of 1978. Michael Joined the United States Navy after graduation and upon serving 4 years settled in Houston, Texas where he worked in retail for local auto stores and as an auto mechanic for a short while. He enjoyed working the last 16 years at H.E.B. in the warehouse working his way up to supervisor.
Michael had a generous heart and a kind nature and was always one to help a friend in need. He loved his family, friends, and was a caring son, husband, step-father, paw-paw, brother and uncle.
Mikes favorite pastime and passion was golf, when not working it was the golf course where he enjoyed the majority of his time goofing off with his extended family of friends. He also loved passing the time playing darts and shuffleboard with his wife and longtime friends.
He was the life of the party and loved making people laugh, he wouldn’t let anyone take themselves too seriously. Mike never met a stranger and anyone who crossed his path could not help but love him.
He is survived by his mother Katherine, (Katy, TX) wife Susan B. Arnold, stepson and best buddy Clint Santonoceto (Houston, TX), stepdaughter Rhonda Hood & husband Joe (Sargent, TX ), Grandchildren Samantha, Kathryn, Cheyenne, Cynthia and Angela, sister Kathy Schmidt and husband Tim (Katy, TX); nieces Kathryn Loerch (Matthew), Megan Masterson (Will), nephew Marc Schmidt. Grandnephew and nieces Henry and Hannah Loerch, Claire and Molly Masterson.
Family, friends and co-workers are invited to attend a celebration of Michael’s life Tuesday November 12, 2019 beginning at 3 PM at the Westwind Club 5905 Guhn Rd, Houston, TX 77040. In lieu of flowers or donations Michael would want everyone to get out & play a round of golf or whatever makes you happy and brings you joy.