Cookie Kight Death, Obituary – On December 12, 2022, Cookie (Clifford Allan) Kight was taken from us much too soon to go home and be with his Lord and Savior. His passing was a tragedy. He was the oldest male child of Clifford and Betty Kight, who welcomed him into the world on August 17, 1957 in Beech Grove, Indiana. He was also one of nine children who survived childhood. Cookie spent his childhood in Acton, Indiana, a small town in Indiana, where he was well known and respected for the services he made to the Franklin Township Community. In 1976, he founded Cookie’s Body Shop, which was initially located in the backyard of his parents’ house. He later bought the old Blacksmith’s Shop and converted it into a lifelong business, and it is still a place where people meet and have casual conversations to this day.
On holidays such as Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day, he would take great pride in placing flags at the Acton Cemetery as well as hanging American flags along the streets of Acton. Demolition derbies were one of his favorite things to do because of his love of fast and loud automobiles, and he never missed an opportunity to compete in one. At the time of his passing, he was serving as President of the Franklin Township Civic League, in addition to having spent many years volunteering for the Marion County Fair Board, the Franklin Township Trustees Office, the Pleasant Lodge’s Frite Lodge Haunted House, and the Franklin Township Trustees Office. He also judged a number of car shows for the Wanamaker Street Fair. His mother and father, as well as his first wife Cindy (Miller) and his second wife Debbie, all passed away before him (Ray).
He is survived by his wife Sharon (Knoth) and two daughters, Heather Ray (husband Billy and daughter Malibu) and Krystle Hiott (husband Matt and sons Bentley, Grayson, and Orin). He is also survived by eight siblings, Debbie, Don & wife Fran, Brenda Lempp & husband Stephen, Jeff & wife Joyce, Janice Uehlein & husband Eric, Dennis & wife Lori, Greg & wife Jennifer, and Kim Little His family and friends, who cherished spending time with him, delighting in his wit and laughter, and taking part in his customary fireworks display on the Fourth of July, are already suffering a great deal from his absence. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to either the Flag Fund of the Franklin Township Civic League or to the Franklin Township Civic League in general. Visitation will be held at the school on Saturday, December 17 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., and on Sunday, December 18 from 12:00 p.m. until the time of service.
The funeral services for Cookie will be held on Sunday, December 18 at 2:00 p.m. at Acton Elementary School, which is located at 8010 Acton Rd., Indianapolis, Indiana 46259. Following the funeral that will be held on Sunday, Cookie’s burial will take place at Acton Cemetery. The final arrangements have been placed to the care of the Franklin Township Chapel of Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory.