Mar 182011

Sean Richard Knight, 42, died suddenly in his home in Taylor on Monday, March 14, 2011. Funeral arrangements are pending. For updated service date and time, please visit

He was employed as fixed asset manager at Show Low Ford, a new car dealership owned and operated by the Hatch family. Sean was loved by all who knew him, including his family, employees, customers and fellow church members.

Sean married Sandra Lea Bennett of Mesa on Sept. 18, 1987, and they have five loving children, Levi Richard Knight (Kirsten), Christian Sean Knight, Halie Marie Knight, Tanis Lea Knight and Jessie Lynn Knight. Sean also is survived by his parents, Lyle R. and Toril Knight of Billings, Mont.; and four siblings, Melanie Engen (Erik), Jason L. Knight (Jennifer), Kristine L. Berger (Ronn) and Rochelle Price (Barry).

He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, and when his father returned from the war in Vietnam, he, at the age of 1, moved with his parents to Arizona.

Sean graduated from Mesa High School in 1987, and completed his coursework at the University Of Utah in 1994.

He enjoyed a long career in the automotive service industry, logging in 16 years of employment.

Sean received his Eagle Scout at the age of 13 and subsequently earned three Eagle Palms. He lived the scout oath and law throughout his life, and was well known as the first to volunteer when anyone needed help, and quick to entertain with a humorous story or event. Sean loved the outdoors, whether it was hunting, fishing, or just riding his four-wheeler.

At the time of his death Sean was serving as the Elders Quorum president in the Taylor 4th Ward of the LDS church. Sean will be eternally remembered as an extraordinary husband, father, brother and son. He is and will be greatly missed.

Silver Creek Mortuary of Taylor is in charge of the arrangements.