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Obituary for Peggy Steed Knight

Peggy Steed Knight, age 90, died December 3, 2020.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 9, 2021, at McReynolds-Nave & Larson Funeral Home with Rev. Stewart Salyer officiating.

Peggy was born on December 18, 1929, in Houston County, TN to the late Horace and Annie B. Steed. She earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Austin Peay State University and was a lifelong advocate for the university. Taught school first in a one-room schoolhouse in Houston County and then for 33 ½ years in the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System. Peggy served as the President of the APSU National Alumni Association, regent for Daughters of the American Revolution, and on the Montgomery County Commission. She was also a delegate to the Tennessee Constitutional Convention and served two terms representing the 67th district in the TN House of Representatives. In 1992 she received the title of “Legislator of the Year” by the TN Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Mrs. Knight was also involved in numerous other civic and educational organizations. She enjoyed being a member of Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

In addition to her parents she is predeceased by her husband, D.T. “Boots” Knight, and four siblings.

Survivors include her children, Nancy (Stewart) Salyer and Nicholas (Erlinda) Knight; grandchildren, Eric (Jeanne) Salyer, Sara Galyon, Nicholas M. Knight, Maria McGilton, and Vivian Sypolt; and six great-grandchildren; sibling, Iris Browning (Erin, TN); and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at 225 N. Michigan Avenue, FL. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or online.

Thank you to Brookdale staff for Peggy’s excellent care and for being a second family to her during the past year.

Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, we will be observing all social distancing and mask guidelines set forth by local government. Friends and visitors will need to social distance as required with masks on.

No visitation is being held.

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