Michael K. McKnight


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Stockton Springs - Michael K. McKnight, age 65, of Stockton Springs, Maine, passed away in the early morning hours of July 10th, 2019, surrounded by his family, after a brave battle with cancer.
Mike was many things besides a beloved, brother, husband, father and Papa. He served in Vietnam in 1971 and 1972 in the C-Troop 16th Air Cavalry Regiment in the Outcasts Aero Scouts Platoon. He was a Crew Chief flying on OH-6 "Loach" helicopters. Upon returning home he graduated Northeaster University and earned his A&P license. He took a job in aircraft maintenance with Bar Harbor Airlines. For the last 14 years he was able to further serve, by working as a contractor repairing aircraft in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Middle East. He was very proud to serve in the role of maintaining aircraft that were used to help keep military personnel safe. He greatly enjoyed being with his veteran brothers, restoring and driving antique military jeeps and spending time with his children, grandchildren and wife.
Mike was predeceased by his mother Barbara McKnight (McDevett) and his father, Thomas McKnight of Franklin, MA. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years LauraLee McKnight (Barkas); his son, Stephen McKnight; his wife, Cindy and their two children Stockton and Kennedy; his son, Jason McKnight and his wife Wynde and their daughter, Elizabeth; his brothers, Robert and Jim McKnight; and sisters, Katherine Croken, Elaine Gardner, and Eileen Meninger.
There will be a special memorial gathering and laying of his ashes Saturday, August 3rd, at home in Stockton Springs. The family will receive friends and relatives, throughout that weekend.
In lieu of flowers the family is requesting that notes or letters be written regarding their time with Mike, especially his service in the Army, work in the airline or his time spend abroad. These notes and letters will be compiled for his grandchildren as a helpful remembrance. Letters may be sent to mike.mcknightletters@gmail.com Arrangements are under the care of Mitchell-Tweedie Funeral Home and Cremation Services. (Mitchelltweedie-young.com)
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Lisa Weiss
Aug 21, 2019
So sorry for the loss of your brother. My condolences to you and your family.❤
Matthew Hadfield
Jul 23, 2019
Peace Be With You My Friend, and Brother.
Darrold Mitchell
Jul 22, 2019
Laura Lee, Stephen and Jason; my thoughts are with you as you go through this period of grief . So sorry to learn of you loss.
Linda patten and family.
Jul 16, 2019
We are so very sorry for your loss.
Karl Brenneman
Jul 15, 2019
Laura, Stephen, and Jason,
I am heart broken to hear of Mike's passing. My thoughts are with you, and all the McKnight family.
Matthew Shufelt
Jul 13, 2019
I served with Mike as a contractor in Afghanistan. I always knew if Mike fixed the aircraft it was done right and to the highest standards. He always greeted us coming back from missions with a smile and a kind word before getting to business. He is truly one of the greats and will be missed by so many. Rest High, Mike.
Eileen M. McCann
Jul 13, 2019
Eileen, Elaine, Cath & entire McKnight Family,
So sorry for the loss of your dear brother. May the memories of him be a consolation in this time of loss & sorrow.
Eileen McCann & Fzmily
Dan Cordell
Jul 13, 2019
I worked with Mike in Iraq, Afghanistan and North Africa. He was always respected as the utmost professional who gave up time with his family to continue serving our country. Mike and I flew together during testflights often because his expertise was always relied on. Gonna miss you brother!
Mary Thacker
Jul 13, 2019
Laura Lee , I am truly heartbroken for you and your family. Mike was such a wonderful man and I am honored to have met him. I know Greg will miss him dearly. We both love you and you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Billy Dwyer
Jul 13, 2019
Worked with mike in Afghanistan and most recently Libya. Always happy to see mike.great mech,a gentleman and a patriot. He will be missed by all of us who knew him.SALUTE
Jason & Kara Carter
Jul 13, 2019
Sorry to hear about the passing of Mike. Your family will be in our prayers!!
Bill and Peg Kelly
Jul 13, 2019
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. May you find comfort in your wonderful memories.
paul critchley
Jul 13, 2019
Laura: I am sorry to hear of Mikes passing,time has gone by so fast.Thinking of you all,in this time of sadness.
Arline Lamarche
Jul 13, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Arline Lamarche & Taylor Staples
Marilyn Jones
Jul 12, 2019
Laura, I'm so sad for you, your boys, and your grandchildren. I'm sure your hearts are broken. I know how close a family you are. May that closeness and the memories sustain you as you all grieve. Hugs!!
Debbie Atwood
Jul 12, 2019
So very sorry for your loss, Laura! Sending thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
Victoria Fox
Jul 12, 2019
Dear Laura, i am so sorry to hear of Mike's passing. My deepest sympathies to you and the children. I remember all the good times we spent together. Mike was the greatest! You are in my thoughts and in my prayers. Best, Vicki.
Michael Clark, Jeanne Clark, and Taryn Clark
Jul 12, 2019
We would like to express our sincerest condolences to Michael's family. We are deeply saddened to hear of his loss and we grieve along with Laura, Stephen, Jason, and the rest of his family. We remember Michael fondly through all the years and Tae Kwon Do memories that were shared and it brings a smile to our faces. He was a great man and will be missed dearly. Our hope is that the memories and the legacy he left behind will help the rest of his family grieve and heal during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jul 12, 2019