Christopher Alan. Knight
March 27, 1968 - July 10, 2015
Christopher Alan Knight, 47,
of San Francisco, CA, passed away
July 10, 2015.
Chris was born March
27, 1968 in Fayetteville, AR to George E. Knight and Vicki
B. Knight. He was a graduate of
Fayetteville High School and the University of
Arkansas. He is a member of Sigma Nu
Chris' career in Sales and
Marketing took him to Little Rock, Chicago,
Phoenix, Nashville, Fayetteville and San Francisco. He had a
passion for entrepreneurship and he worked for several start-up
companies in the Silicon Valley. Most
recently, he was head of marketing for Escape CamperVans and wrote and
published a US travel guide. Chris
was an avid outdoorsman and adventurer.
As a youth, his informal
education came from the rivers of Arkansasand the mountains of
Colorado.His love and desire for travel led him to exotic locales across
the world. He explored Australia,
China, Thailand, Cambodia, India, Nepal, Africa,
Canada, Vietnam, Indonesia, Laos, Guatemala, Belize, and
others.He climbed Mount Kilimanjaro and many peaks in Colorado and
California. He hiked the Annapurna Circuit
in Nepal, the California Lost Coast,
Yosemite, the Colorado Chicago Basin, Tiger Leaping Gorge in China and
the outback in Australia.
He scuba dived in Indonesia,
Papua New Guinea, and Tanzania/Zanzibar and
floated many rivers including the Colorado River through the Grand
Chris's warmth, ease and charm
allowed him to never meet a
Born: March 27, 1968 Death:
July 10, 2015
He loved his family, outdoors,
music, dogs, books, cooking, and traveling the globe. Chris' exploration
and travel revealed his incredible gift
for writing and
Chris is survived by his beloved dog, John Cash; parents, George and
Vicki Knight: wife, Emily Mesko; sister, Kim Dutton and husband Mark;
niece, Lauren Robinson (Spencer); nephews, James and Mitchell Dutton;
great nephew and niece, Parker and Libby Robinson; uncle, Randy Borman
(Brenda); their granddaughter, Ainslee Pearman; uncle, Bill Knight
(Sandy), and his special friend and companion Pam Fritz, as well as dear
friends around the world.
Chris was an adventurer.He had
many opportunities to take the conventional highway of life, but turned
off it many times in favor of a backroad less travelled. He lived the
life many people dream about living...some day. He made some day TODAY
and did what his heart was telling him, and worked hard to make it
happen. He never chose the easy route, either personally or
professionally, but sought the most meaningful and adventurous path.
He LIVED. And he shared that
life with us. That is his legacy.
In lieu of flowers, the family
asks that you unplug, take a hike, float a river, ride a bike or create
an adventure and special memory with the ones you love.
Donations can be made in his
honor to your favorite charitable organization.
A memorial service will be
held on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 10a.m. in Fayetteville, AR at Stone
Chapel at Matt Lane Farms in Goshen.
The family requests everyone
to dress in casual attire.
A reception will follow the