Jack Knight (March 2, 1934 – November 28, 2009)
As a young man, Judge William Daniel “Jack” Knight was among the hometown athletes of Ray City, GA. He was , son of Elias M. “Hun” Knight and Gladys Daniel Knight.
Jack Knight was raised at Ray City, GA where he attended the Ray City public schools. His father built the Mayhaw Lake Resort in 1914 and was a farmer and businessman of Ray City. Jack graduated with the Ray City High School class of 1951. He continued his education at Valdosta State College. He excelled at sports in high school and college; he was the leading scorer for the Ray City Beavers basketball team, and was a member of the first baseball team ever fielded by Valdosta State College.
Jack graduated from VSC with a Bachelor of Science degree, and went on to the University of Georgia Law School where he received his L. L. B. degree. He practiced law in Nashville, Georgia. He served as a Ray City Councilman, State Representative, and as a judge of the Superior Courts of the Alapaha Judicial Circuit, 1977-1996.
The Valdosta State College baseball team, under the coaching of Walter Cottingham, showed up very well under fire last year. VSC is entering its second year of intercollegiate baseball competition and has become affiliated with the Georgia Intercollegiate Baseball Conference. A total of eighteen games are scheduled for this season. Victory may not be certain but excitement is! – 1955 VSC Pinecone
SAVE THE DATE!
Many interesting sports stories are coming to light as the Berrien County Historical Foundation prepares for an exhibit on Hometown Teams, A Smithsonian Exhibit. The Hometown Teams Exhibit opens August 13 – September 24, 2016, at the Nashville Community Center, Nashville, GA.
- June 2, 1967 Jack Knight heads up Alapaha Bar
- Nazi Prisoners at Moody Field Worked Ray City Farms
- Senior Class of 1951, Ray City School
- 1951 Beaverettes Couldn’t Miss; Boys Went Afoul at Homerville
- Ray City Girls Form Athletic Club, 1947
- Queen of the Harvest celebrated Ray City Gymnasium
- Ray City plays 4 H basketball