William Anthony “Tony” Knight, 67, of Plano, Iowa passed away Monday, March 18, 2013 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.
Tony was born in Kirksville, Missouri to William Thomas “Tom” & Martha “Ruth” (Martin) Knight on December 21, 1945. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during the Vietnam War.Tony married Rose Wright on September 17, 1967 in Queen City, Missouri.
In 1985, Tony invented and went on to patent and manufacture his modernized version of the muzzleloader, known world-wide as theKnight Rifle. This endeavor would eventually earn him distinction as “the father of in-line muzzleloading”.