William E. Knight (Bill), 77, died on July 31, 2020, in Desert Hot Springs with his wife Carol of 42 years by his side.

He was born Oct. 7, 1942.

Bill’s adventures began at 12 when he was “Little league King” in El Monte, playing baseball. From there he served his country, was a published poet, professional artist and attained three college degrees. He worked in Alaska, as a car salesman for a short time. He traveled taking his wife Carol with him on several excursions. During his travels he found the Jewish faith.

He leaves behind two sisters, Dee Childs of Yucca Valley, Sheryl Nace of Phoenix, Ariz.

Internment will be held at Forest Lawn.